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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… 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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A CrossFit Boar Hunt

By Mark Grupe and Paul Southern

In HD Videos, Sports Applications

August 02, 2012

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Join CrossFit Pleasanton owner Paul Southern and his guide on a boar hunt through the California hills.

“I think there’s nothing healthier than getting out into the country with my family and exercising and getting the healthiest food that I can,” Southern says.

With the help of Mark Grupe, Southern tracks two wild boars. He misses a shot on one over 200 lb. but perfectly places his bullet on an 80-lb. boar.

Hunting is a… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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All for One

By Emily Beers

In Affiliation, Sports Applications

July 18, 2012

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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

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Sex on the Brain at the Box

By Anka Radakovich

In Sports Applications

July 11, 2012

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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… Continue Reading

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