In 2007, Erin Cafaro had been rowing for three years and had been on the U.S. national team for a year and a half.
The next year was an Olympic one, and Cafaro needed to get stronger. Through her brother, she discovered CrossFit. Not only did Cafaro make the team, but her team won gold in Beijing.
This year, she’s headed back to the Olympics.
“If you’ve been to the Olympics before, it’s not a given that you get to go again,” explains Cafaro… Continue Reading
Tevita Ngalu’s incredible effort sends a CrossFit affiliate owner to the Olympic Games in weightlifting. Emily Beers reports.
Generally, Olympic weightlifting is thought of as an individual sport. However, when it comes to Olympic qualification, if a country doesn’t qualify any athletes via the World Championships, it gets a second chance to qualify through the continental qualification system.
This meant that in order for New Zealand to send its top male… Continue Reading
July 11, 2012
Sex writer Anka Radakovich becomes a CrossFitter but just can’t quit her day job.
Please note: This article contains adult discussions of sexuality.
As a journalist who writes about sex and relationships for a living, I think about sex like men do: frequently.
When I walk into a CrossFit box, my ongoing “sexual research” continues. From having random sexual thoughts to observing the mating habits of my fellow CrossFitters… Continue Reading
Loree Smith, who was on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Track and Field team for hammer throwing, was exposed to CrossFit via Fran.
She had to do banded pull-ups, the weight was scaled down and she ended up with blisters on both hands.
“I was hooked,” says the 29-year-old. “I’m a competitor. I hate losing more than I love winning, so that atmosphere of people giving 100 percent and driving, I really like that.”
As Smith continued… Continue Reading
Throwing a baseball is a complex movement.
To simplify it, gymnastics and movement guru Carl Paoli explains it as squaring up the hips and then external shoulder rotation followed by internal shoulder rotation.
“When we’re unilaterally loaded our joint tends to cave into internal rotation,” Paoli explains. “So what we’re seeing is that in order to train more speed and rotation all I need to do is do some unilateral loading.”
In Part 2, Paoli… Continue Reading
CrossFit 650 is home to Game Prep Baseball Academy, a facility catering to baseball players in the San Bruno, Calif., area.
Anthony Granato and Lucas Robinson founded the affiliate. Granato played professional baseball for eight years, including minor league baseball for the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies. In this video, gymnastics and movement guru Carl Paoli, also a coach at San Francisco CrossFit, learns how to throw a baseball… Continue Reading
May 07, 2012
Considered one of the best young basketball players in the country, this teenager got bigger, faster and stronger through sport-specific CrossFit training. Dan Edelman explains.
The mayhem of March Madness is long over, and if you’re into college hoops, you probably watched the Kentucky Wildcats defeat the Kansas Jayhawks for the NCAA title. Some of you have also probably heard of Shabazz Muhammad.
Muhammad is a senior at… Continue Reading
After missing a post-college shot at the NFL because of the 2011 lockout, Will Johnson became determined to make it to the big league. CrossFit, he says, made the difference. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.
In most ways, Will Johnson is a quintessential CrossFitter.
After just two weeks, he started to see results, got addicted and had to be instructed to take rest days.
But there’s one difference, a big one: in late March, the 23-year-old was signed by… Continue Reading