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High on CrossFit

By Jaime Arashiro

In Sports Applications

December 10, 2012

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Richard Hidalgo of Peru has made it his mission to climb the 14 highest mountains on the planet, and he’s using CrossFit to prepare him. Jaime Arashiro reports.

The world of high-altitude mountaineering poses challenges: cracks, seracs, frigid temperatures, storms, avalanches and mountain sickness, not to mention the risk of developing cerebral or pulmonary edema.

On our planet, 14 mountains are more than 8,000 meters (26,247 ft.) above sea level. They’re known as the 14… Continue Reading

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CrossFit and Motocross

By Lance Coury

In Athletes, HD Videos, Sports Applications

October 16, 2012

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At first, professional freestyle motocrosser Lance Coury wasn’t sure if liked CrossFit.

“It was hard to get everything down,” he says.

But after a month, he changed his mind.

“Every time I come home, that’s all I’m talking about after a workout,” Coury says. “Everybody hears about it now.”

The 22-year-old began riding dirt bikes when he was 5 years old. Around 15, he realized he could turn recreation into a career. With a few years of pro… Continue Reading

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Patrick Larcom, a coach at CrossFit Boston, seeks to bridge the gap between the sport of rowing and the sport of fitness. That’s why he created Renegade Rowing.

Rowers arrive at 5:40 a.m. at Community Rowing Inc. to begin a day of rowing and CrossFit that ends at around 8:30 a.m.

“It’s been one of the most tremendous experiences I’ve had,” says one of the rowers. “It’s not completely easy, but it’s doable. You do it in a… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 241

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 241 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed adventure racer Sean Clancy and Seminar Staff member Cherie Chan. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.

The Words of Wisdom are from an article titled “Ten Tips for Success for the CrossFit Newbie” by Larry Palazzolo, found on the CrossFit Delaware Valley website. Even though Palazzolo’s advice is great for new CrossFitters, his… Continue Reading

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Survey Says … Sex!

By Anka Radakovich

In Rest Day/Theory, Sports Applications

August 31, 2012

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Anka Radakovich canvasses the CrossFit community to find out about lifting, lusting and libidos.

Please note: This article contains adult discussions of sexuality.

In the name of sexual research, I have conducted the first CrossFit Sex Survey. Throbbing replies came from around the globe, and over 200 people participated, including those who identified themselves as straight, gay and bi, as well as one person who said, “I’m… Continue Reading

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A “Lucky” Olympian

By Andréa Maria Cecil

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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

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Bill Starr offers up an air-superiority program based around squats and calf raises.

Being able to jump high is a great advantage in so many sports. After watching the NCAA basketball tournament, I am always impressed at how the men soar in the air. They not only climb ridiculously high, but they also seem to have the ability to hit a second gear and shoot up another few inches when they need… Continue Reading

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Muscle-Ups at 10,000 Feet

By Neil Amonson

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Sports Applications

August 13, 2012

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Some say CrossFit is extreme. For professional stuntman Neil Amonson, it’s a similar adrenaline rush to base jumping.

“I have to do physical things to be able to go home and pay my bills and write emails and make phone calls and do everything else that’s just part of life,” he explains. “I’ve got to do these other things to stay sane. And CrossFit’s kind of my way when I can’t.”

Many know Amonson as the man doing muscle-ups… Continue Reading

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