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Fit After 40

By Candy Rice

In The CrossFit Life

June 07, 2012

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Candy Rice had never been an athlete. Then she discovered CrossFit, and everything changed.

A few years ago I was a typical mom, running kids here and there. Taking care of myself was last on the long list of things to do. I had always been thin and never really worried about my weight or what I ate. I would grab food on the go and never really read… Continue Reading

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Breathe Deep

By Hilary Achauer

In The CrossFit Life

May 24, 2012

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A chance viewing of the CrossFit Games on ESPN2 inspired Kevin Joyce to drastically change his health and his life. Hilary Achauer reports.

Kevin Joyce was feeling terrible. He had struggled his entire life to do something most of us take for granted—breathe.

Doctors could never figure out exactly what was wrong. They told him he had exercise-induced asthma, but he always felt it was something worse. In high school, Joyce… Continue Reading

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Killing the Fat Man: Episode 10

By Sevan Matossian

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Gary Roberts has reached the turning point familiar to so many CrossFitters: He’s completing the Level 1 Trainer Course.

In this episode of Killing the Fat Man—called “I found myself again”—our hero is in Oahu, Hawaii, for the seminar.

Before starting CrossFit three months ago, Roberts says he never would have thought he’d “be this interested in mastering my fitness and what my personal capabilities are.”

He adds: “I’ve never been this… Continue Reading

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Lost Boy Found

By Rosemary Campbell

In The CrossFit Life

May 17, 2012

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A young man finds passion, purpose and a way out of the dark with CrossFit. Rosemary Campbell reports.

Paris Edward Little walked into CrossFit St Kilda (CFSK) in Melbourne, Australia, nearly two years ago. It was a weekend, and we were doing the CrossFit Total.

Soon, Little became a regular at the 7 a.m. class. He would jog down the driveway into the gym, rosy cheeked, hair tussled, straight out of… Continue Reading

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Killing the Fat Man: Episode 9

By Sevan Matossian

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Nearly 50 workouts later, Gary Roberts has gone from being focused on his weight loss to being focused on general healthy living.

“Now I’m (going) to concentrate on improving my fitness—not necessarily worried about fat,” he says.

In this episode of the Killing the Fat Man—called “we’ve had more sex in the past 7 days then we have had in the past 2 years”—Roberts is once again talking about bedroom time with his wife.

“She’s now… Continue Reading

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Killing The Fat Man: Episode 8

By Sevan Matossian

In HD Videos, The CrossFit Life

May 11, 2012

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Get ready for a svelte Gary Roberts. After two months and 24 days of CrossFit, he’s down about 70 lb. to right around 203 lb.

“I feel like worlds have gone by,” Roberts says. “I just want to get more fit, more healthy, so I don’t know where that final weight would be. It really doesn’t matter. I’m pretty much feeling mentally unstoppable right now.”

In Episode 7 of Killing the Fat Man—called “something happened, the last… Continue Reading

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In The CrossFit Life

May 10, 2012

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The CrossFit Journal presents a collection of brief CrossFit Kids updates and stories from around the world.

CrossFit Kids is growing, appearing in schools, boxes and on practice fields across the globe. As the CrossFit Kids community spreads, it improves the confidence, athleticism and health of kids everywhere.

Here are some of their stories.

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Killing the Fat Man: Episode 7

By Sevan Matossian

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It’s about to get real.

In episode 7 of Killing the Fat Man—called “it was a very sexy experience”—Gary Roberts divulges how his new body is affecting bedroom time with his wife.

“I will say as a fat dude trying to have sex is like a sumo wrestler trying to dance in a china shop,” he jokingly says. “It’s not very pretty and things are gettin’ broken.”

He also talks about looking at himself naked.

Roberts is approaching two months at … Continue Reading

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