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CrossFit Radio Episode 214

By Justin Judkins

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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.

For time:
Run 400 meters
115-lb. thruster, 15 reps
Run 400 meters
115-lb. thruster, 12 reps
Run 400 meters
115-lb. thruster, 9 reps

4:10 CrossFit Catalyst owner Chris… Continue Reading

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Always Fighting

By Karyn Marshall

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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.

Marshall, a former Wall Street financial analyst who is now a chiropractor, found the sport of fitness at CrossFit… Continue Reading

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Hear and Now

By Lon Wagner

In CrossFit, Special Populations

February 01, 2012

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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… Continue Reading

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Full Reverse, Admiral

By Bill Center

In Athletes, Special Populations

January 11, 2012

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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

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CrossFit Radio Episode 205

By Justin Judkins

In CrossFit, Radio, Special Populations

January 04, 2012

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On Episode 205 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Practice CrossFit trainer Mindy Coby and goal-setting guru Greg Amundson. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.

The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from Wasatch CrossFit:

For time, 21-15-9 reps of:
115-lb. power cleans
Hand-release push-ups
Rest 2 minutes
15-12-9 reps of:
115-lb. power cleans
Hand-release push-ups
Rest 2 minutes
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From Pain Comes Pleasure

By Emily Beers

In CrossFit, Special Populations

December 28, 2011

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The S&M community meets the CrossFit crew at the Taranis Winter Challenge. Emily Beers reports.

When CrossFitters from different boxes gather together, it usually becomes one of those rare moments in life where strangers feel like friends. But for the people around us, our presence can be overwhelming.

We check into our hotels and immediately get noticed. Some people look intrigued, others intimidated, and others confused. They start asking… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 199

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 199 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit A.C.T. owner Bill Shockley and Pepperdine University professor Dr. Cooker Perkins. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011.

The Workout of the Week (WOW) is from CrossFit L.A.’s website:

In 3 minutes, complete the following:
Run 200 meters
135-lb. thrusters, max reps
Rest 2 minutes
In 6 minutes, complete the following:
Run 400 meters
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Coaching Fitness From Scratch

By Stephanie Vincent

In Coaching, Special Populations

October 07, 2011

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After an incredible transformation of her body and mind, Stephanie Vincent has become a Level 1 trainer and has suggestions on how to coach the unfit.

I had been obese since I was a little girl.

I wasn’t good at gym class, never played a sport and was always limited in my ability to participate in physical activities.

I walked through the doors of CrossFit King of Prussia at 320-plus lb., having no confidence… Continue Reading

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