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In LEO/Mil, Sports Applications

October 30, 2011

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Kasper Hansen, a member of the Danish armed forces, rekindles his love of training and sport through CrossFit.

I stumbled upon CrossFit in fall 2009. Two of my friends started working out in one of Denmark’s first CrossFit gyms, Butcher’s Lab in Copenhagen, and they took me there a couple of times when I was in town. I had long been in search of new inspiration for my training to… Continue Reading

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Fighting for Fitness

By Tandi Schaeffer

In CrossFit, Sports Applications, Videos

October 26, 2011

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MMA fighter Tandi Schaeffer participates in CrossPit, created by John Hackleman, owner of The Pit. CrossPit is a sport-specific form of CrossFit that incorporates elements of fighting disciplines into CrossFit workouts.

Schaeffer says CrossPit helps her MMA training because it’s time based.

“It’s more of a competition with yourself, and so you push yourself harder when you’re trying to compete for a time,” she… Continue Reading

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The Power of CrossPit

By John Hackleman

In CrossFit, Sports Applications, Videos

October 16, 2011

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“CrossPit is a mixture of The Pit, martial arts, CrossFit, and then we put them together and we do a fitness program sports-specific to martial artists,” says John Hackleman, owner of The Pit.

From elite-level fighters to housewives, the same system can be used with intensity tweaked for the individual athlete, says Hackleman.

UFC fighter and CrossFitter Court McGee says the goal for the CrossPit is to prepare athletes for the fight. He says one of the… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Sports Applications, Videos

October 14, 2011

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This summer, Rainier CrossFit in Washington state hosted the Lumberjack Challenge. With events like single bucking, double bucking, standing block chop, choker setting and axe throwing, this challenge brought classic lumberjack skills to CrossFitters.

In Part 2, the video crew continues coverage of the event and catches up with Rainier CrossFit athletes such as MMA fighter Demetrious Johnson. According to Johnson, his CrossFit coaches “made me a better athlete.”

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Train to Hunt

By Dan Staton and Kenton Clairmont

In CrossFit, Sports Applications, Videos

October 12, 2011

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“By buying that hunting license, that hunting tag, we’re able to go out and harvest the purest form of protein on the planet. It doesn’t have any steroid injections. It doesn’t have any artificial sweeteners or flavors. It is 100 percent pure,” says CrossFitter Rod Staton, father of Dan Staton, who is a co-owner of CrossFit Spokane Valley.

As avid hunters and co-owners of two CrossFit gyms in Spokane, Wash., Dan Staton and Kenton Clairmont merged… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Sports Applications, Videos

October 11, 2011

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“The reason why it is that I fight is to carry the message to other people who struggle with addiction and alcoholism, to tell them that there’s a way out, and if I can do it, you can do it,” says Court McGee.

A UFC fighter and CrossFitter, Court McGee says he recovered from a drug overdose in 2005.

“It was the low of the low,” he says in describing the circumstances of his overdose and how it changed him.

After the… Continue Reading

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Transforming an NFL Quarterback

By Dan Cerrillo and Matt Hasselbeck

In Coaching, CrossFit, Sports Applications, Videos

September 21, 2011

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“This is a validation of everything that I’ve done,” says Dan Cerrillo, the owner of CrossFit Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash. “It’s a great honor.”

Cerrillo has been training Matt Hasselbeck, former Seattle Seahawks QB and current Tennessee Titan.

Hasselbeck says his first exposure with CrossFit came from his brother Tim, who CrossFitted and impressed his family with his “chiseled” physique. Their father, Don, a veteran Reebok… Continue Reading

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Touchdown for CrossFit

By Matt Chan and Knowshon Moreno

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Third-year Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno is ready for the 2011 NFL season. The Georgia product has been training with Matt Chan at CrossFit Verve to improve his game, and Moreno is already making an impression in the preseason.

Training a professional football player brought an exciting challenge for Chan.

“I know their plays are short. The time that they’re in the game is sometimes very limited. But when… Continue Reading

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