Kate Foster fights cancer and wins. Now she wants your help. Emily Beers reports.
The goal of the CrossFit Games is to find the fittest man and woman on Earth. But when Kate Foster took the microphone and addressed the crowd at the Home Depot Center on July 14, it became clear that CrossFit is about something so much bigger than that.
The 13-year-old, who was diagnosed with leukemia last year, proudly… Continue Reading
After an accident left her without the use of her legs, Chile’s Francisca Mardones discovered wheelchair tennis. And the rest of the world discovered her. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.
When Francisca Mardones was 5, she dreamed of being an Olympian. Her wish would be granted. But not in the vein of her childhood imagination. Fate, it seems, had slightly different plans.
A multi-sport athlete in high school, Mardones got a… Continue Reading
April 20, 2012
Bayley Lawrence talks about her experience CrossFitting while pregnant.
Pregnancy is a workout only CrossFit could design:
Start with an empty vest. For every week that goes by, add 1/4 to 1 lb. to the vest. Continue adding weight for eight months. Do not stop the workout but modify if necessary. This is not for time. Going faster will get you nowhere.
March 16, 2012
Mother Lynne Knapman explains how CrossFit changed life for her special-needs son.
My 21-year-old son Chris participated in his first CrossFit competition a few months ago.
What’s so special about that? Chris has a moderate intellectual disability. Along with this disability come poor muscle tone, a severe lack of spatial awareness, a very positive attitude and a predisposition to carry excess weight.
We have always… Continue Reading
On Episode 214 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Catalyst owner Chris Cooper. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from CrossFit Will County in Oswego, Ill.
Run 400 meters
115-lb. thruster, 15 reps
Run 400 meters
115-lb. thruster, 12 reps
Run 400 meters
115-lb. thruster, 9 reps
Female weightlifters couldn’t compete in the Olympics until 2000, but that didn’t stop Karyn Marshall from setting a Guinness Book of World Records standard by being the first woman to clean and jerk 300 lb. In 2011, she was inducted into the USAW Hall of Fame by none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Born deaf, Jordan Levin runs a CrossFit affiliate and is a motivational speaker. Lon Wagner tells the story.
I am talking, on the phone, to Jordan Levin. Normal. Mundane, even.
When I emailed Jordan, I wasn’t sure how this would go, how we would do the interview. Maybe it’d have to be done through email. Or a chat window. Here’s the thing: Jordan Levin was born deaf. And he still is.
“Right now,” Jordan says, his voice sounding… Continue Reading
Retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Bill Center was obese and in declining health. He reached his goals to achieve functional fitness by giving CrossFit a chance.
I couldn’t get up from the floor.
My body—270 lb. and just 63 years old—lay prone because I lacked the strength to command it upright.
Rising from the floor is such a basic capability, a natural motion first achieved before most of us could even… Continue Reading