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Tony Budding was member of the team from CrossFit HQ that traveled to San Antonio, Texas in February 2008 to work with members of the Warrior Transition Battalion from Brooke Army Medical Center at a special Level 1 Certification.

In this video from Again Faster, Tony works on hip drive with Matt Miles, an athlete with a leg prosthesis. Matt’s range of motion is limited. But Tony points out that there is… Continue Reading

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Improvising, Adapting and Overcoming

By Maj. Andrew Thompson

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In February 2008 it was my privilege to serve as a member of the CrossFit HQ team that traveled to San Antonio, Texas, to work with members of the Warrior Transition Battalion from Brooke Army Medical Center. We learned important lessons about the human and technical aspects of working with athletes with catastrophic injures.

Here are a few of the most important:

Be quick to listen and slow to advise—It will take time to establish trust and a rapport with each athlete… Continue Reading

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This is the 10th episode of the Weekend Edition of CrossFit Radio, which aired at 6pm PDT on Saturday, May 2nd, 2009.

This episode features the first on-the-scene report from a CrossFit competition; the Northern California Qualifying Round of the 2009 CrossFit Games.

00:00 - 17:30 Pat Barber - on site for the Nor Cal Games Qualifier. This segment also includes an interview with the Men’s First-place finisher, Jeff Leonard.

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In Radio, Special Populations

April 04, 2009

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This is the 52nd episode of CrossFit Radio, which aired at 6pm PDT on April 3rd, 2009.

0:00 Intro
3:45 Sally Stade from the original CrossFit Santa Cruz
41:00 Caffeine is a gift from God
43:30 Responses to the diet soda news

Sally Stade is a 62 year old 5'0" woman with who has a 225lb deadlift. She says that Coach Glassman told her that she was his first walk-in. She shares this story and many… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Radio, Special Populations

March 29, 2009

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This is the first episode of the CrossFit Radio Weekend Edition, which aired at 6P PDT on Saturday, March 28th, 2009.

0:00 Intro
8:30 Nicole Verbrugghe and Fran Mason

The two guests are CrossFit women in their 40’s: Games competitor Nicole Verbrugghe and CrossFit Seattle trainer Fran Mason. They talk about producing high levels of CrossFit proficiency in women, especially those over 40.

Issues discussed include overcoming societal notions about women in… Continue Reading

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On February 12-13, 2008, a CrossFit HQ staff went to Alamo CrossFit in San Antonio, TX for a special Level 1 certification seminar. Members of the Warrior Transition Battalion from the Brooke Army Medical Center gathered to learn the basics of functional movement and how to scale for any starting point.

In this video from CrossFit Again Faster, Kyle Maynard addresses the athletes from the perspective of someone… Continue Reading

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The Jawbreaker

By Kyle Maynard

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On February 12-13, 2008, a CrossFit HQ staff went to Alamo CrossFit in San Antonio, TX for a special Level 1 certification seminar. Members of the Warrior Transition Battalion from the Brooke Army Medical Center gathered to learn the basics of functional movement and how to scale for any starting point.

In this video from CrossFit Again Faster, Kyle Maynard from No Excuses Athletics CrossFit demos some wrestling and… Continue Reading

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Sebastien’s Story

By Chris Cooper

In Special Populations

March 18, 2009

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Chris Cooper writes about one of his clients, Sebastien Wetzel.

Called ‘Baba’ by his friends, the typical French diminution of his given name, Sebastien has gone from a distracted 12-year-old to a powerhouse athlete in a few short years. He plays football; he plays basketball; he powerlifts. He does CrossFit. And he’s autistic.

Sebastien and I became friends when he started with Catalyst Fitness (our box), here in Sault Ste. Marie… Continue Reading

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