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Jonny Walker Gold Medal?

By Ross Coughlan

In HD Videos, Sports Applications

September 06, 2016

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Jonny Walker has been riding motorcycles since he was 9 years old. Now the 25-year-old competes professionally in enduro, a motorcycle sport contested on mostly off-road courses filled with obstacles.

After Walker suffered a crash that resulted in a fractured fibula, CrossFit aided his recovery and helped him regain confidence in his body. His main goal is winning the SuperEnduro World Championships, and he’s been training at CrossFit Cumbria in order to achieve it.

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Follow CrossFit athlete Steve Kois as he competes in the 2015 World Long Drive Championship, in which heavy hitters ditch the putters and irons to send balls over 400 yards downfield with the driver.

Kois, who trains at Ionic CrossFit in Bonita Springs, Florida, discovered CrossFit in 2013 when he watched his dad’s recording of the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games.

“After I saw how CrossFit combines so many different disciplines to the goal of… Continue Reading

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Physique Meets Fitness

By Marston Sawyers

In Athletes, Sports Applications

January 13, 2016

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Steve Cook is a professional physique competitor. Brooke Ence is a CrossFit Games athlete. Watch as two worlds collide when physique meets fitness in a 7-minute AMRAP of front squats and burpees after some heavy power cleans and back squats.

Ence introduced Cook to Mike Cazayoux of Brute Strength when Cook expressed interest in CrossFit.

“I wasn’t enjoying my training as much because it was all about looks,” Cook says.

Cook admits he’ll always be physique conscious… Continue Reading

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Sweet Feet’s Big Heart

By Mike Koslap and Michael Dalton

In HD Videos, Sports Applications

November 03, 2015

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Will Johnson is a man of many talents. The 26-year-old is the starting fullback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as well as a devoted husband, philanthropist and CrossFit athlete.

Johnson is a member of CrossFit Charlotte, where he trains with coach and owner Andy Hendel, who was a linebacker with the Miami Dolphins in 1986. Hendel brings his football experience to Johnson’s CrossFit training.

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Dancing and Deadlifts

By Nikolaj Rønnow

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Masters athlete Karl Dyall owns CrossFit Solid in Stockholm, Sweden.

The son of a jazz musician, Dyall says show business has been a part of his life since birth. He started theater school at 5 and has since been a breakdancer, a martial artist and a band member. Dancing has always been the biggest part of his active lifestyle, he says.

After several injuries left him weak and unable to do everyday things such as hold his… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Sports Applications

June 14, 2015

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Former Oakland A’s outfielder Danny Putnam creates a CrossFit training plan to keep ball players in top shape all year long.

A new element is affecting baseball culture and the rest of the professional sports world: fitness. While that might seem odd considering the physical nature of most sports, consider that some players get by only on great skill and sport-specific training but actually have glaring fitness deficiencies. Some less-than-fit athletes… Continue Reading

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Dueling the Devil

By Brittney Saline

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Thomas Moore loses a fight with a river but gets a rematch in rehab.

(Corrects to state Thomas Moore’s sister is named Melody.)

Thomas Moore couldn’t move. More importantly, he couldn’t breathe.

The rapids he had so deftly navigated just seconds before engulfed him with no warning, wedging his kayak between two boulders and trapping him nearly 4 feet beneath the surface of the San Joaquin River, deep within… Continue Reading

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inFlux Bonus Content: Warehouse Gym

By Jason Smith and Carey Peterson

In HD Videos, Sports Applications

March 30, 2015

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In the multi-episode “inFlux” series, we see dynamic people using their bodies and minds to meet the challenges of a world in constant motion. Delve a little deeper into their adventures in this bonus content.

In this installment, Points North Heli-Adventures owner Kevin Quinn talks about his CrossFit journey and offers a closer look at the warehouse gym housed at his facility in Cordova, Alaska.

Quinn, who was introduced to CrossFit by Travis Weaver at CrossFit… Continue Reading

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