Special Populations

There are 109 articles in this category.

View another category:

Training the Brain

By Chris Cooper

In Kids, Special Populations

June 18, 2013

PDF Article

Dr. John Ratey, author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, talks to Chris Cooper about movement, the mind and CrossFit.

Can burpees help with math homework?

Dr. John Ratey thinks so.

The associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in 2008 wrote the book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain based on the outstanding example of the Naperville School Board. The book… Continue Reading

Free Download

Comment

In Special Populations

June 03, 2013

PDF Article

This three-part series profiles Julie Roberts and her work in Haiti since a devastating earthquake in 2010. From amputating infected limbs to investing in pay-it-forward microcredit loans, Roberts is dedicated to helping Haitians recover.

It is January 2010. Julie Roberts finishes a long run in training for the Vancouver Marathon and rushes home to cook dinner for her four children.

She turns on the TV to find ubiquitous breaking news about… Continue Reading

Free Download

Comment

Suffer the Children

By Chris Cooper

In CrossFit, Special Populations

April 16, 2013

PDF Article

CrossFit unites its global community in the fight against catastrophic children’s illnesses. Chris Cooper reports.

It costs US$1.9 million to turn the lights on every morning and run St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for a day. Some celebrities contribute, but the majority of donations are just from average folks around the world. Incredibly, 70 percent of all donations made to St. Jude are for $30 or less.

Thirty bucks isn’t much, and… Continue Reading

Free Download

Comment

Older, Wiser, Fitter

By Marty Cej

In Special Populations

April 03, 2013

PDF Article

More and more seniors are using CrossFit to ensure the golden years are rich with vitality. Marty Cej reports.

First, Lu Quast talks about about the cancer and the knee surgeries. Then she talks about about the back injury, which happened first but so long ago the accident can be told with a smile slipping into her voice.

She fell from a ladder when painting a ceiling. She picked herself up and carried on but… Continue Reading

Free Download

Comment

In Special Populations, Workouts

March 26, 2013

PDF Article

Fight Club was the beginning. Now it’s moved out of the basement and the box. It’s called The Chaos League.

You live in an orderly society for the most part. You are brought up learning rules and regulations for almost every situation. Obeying those rules, even mastering them, determines to a large degree how well you will navigate within the structures of society.

Order is good. Order is predictable. Order builds… Continue Reading

Free Download

Comment

CrossFit Radio Episode 263

By Justin Judkins

In Audio, CrossFit Games, Radio, Special Populations

February 15, 2013

Audio Article

On Episode 263 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Hope for Kenya project leader Dallin Frampton, as well as Justin Bergh, general manager of the CrossFit Games. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.

The Words of Wisdom are from the CrossFit Albuquerque blog: Advice on Approaching the CrossFit Total.

4:25 Dallin Frampton is the owner of new affiliate CrossFit Spearhead, and he’s also… Continue Reading

Free Download

Comment

Accessing Athleticism

By Anna Woods

In Special Populations

February 06, 2013

PDF Article

Trainer Anna Woods reports great success adapting the CrossFit program to clients with disabilities, whose PRs are measured not in seconds or pounds but improved daily function.

When I tell people I am a CrossFit trainer, the first assumption is that I work with skilled athletes. And I usually respond that I work with a different kind of athlete. I train athletes with more determination, fearlessness, ability and competitiveness than most… Continue Reading

Free Download

Comment

The Parent Trap

By Emily Beers

In Coaching, Special Populations

January 23, 2013

PDF Article

Emily Beers convinces her mother to try CrossFit and experiences the trials and rewards of raising a new athlete.

I’ll never forget the moment her CrossFit life was conceived.

My mother phoned me up, hesitated a moment, interrupted and then blurted, “Em … I think … I think I’m ready to try CrossFit.”

I had been trying for months, but to no avail. At one point, I was so desperate I tried more artificial ways to get the… Continue Reading

Free Download

Comment