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In CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Videos

December 06, 2011

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Laura Nielsen (DeMarco) and her husband, Rudy, own Outlaw CrossFit in Alexandria, Va. Although she placed 22nd in the 2010 CrossFit Games, she was pregnant for the 2011 Games season and didn't compete. She has since had her son, Deacon.

Nielsen says balancing being a mom, running an affiliate, and finding opportunities to work out is a challenge, but she enjoys having her son around during competition and training.

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Prescribed Scaling for Women

By Tony Budding and Katie Hogan

In CrossFit, Videos

December 04, 2011

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HQ Media’s Tony Budding asks Valley CrossFit’s Katie Hogan, who finished 20th at the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games, just how inferior women are compared to men.

The tongue-in-cheek question is a response to the notion of prescribed women’s weights on the CrossFit.com WOD.

“For me, in my gym, in my training, we’ve never had a set percentage or like amount of the men’s weight that we should or should not do,” Hogan says. “I’ve tried… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Sports Applications, Videos

December 03, 2011

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“I was pretty decrepit when I started,” Dan MacDougald says. “I was about to have doctors recommend spinal fusion in the low back, couldn’t stand for more than a few hours at a time, sit for more than a few hours at a time. I had bulging disks that were pinching on nerve roots.”

Dan MacDougald is the owner of CrossFit Atlanta. He shares his story of recovery through CrossFit and how a love of coaching has shaped his career… Continue Reading

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Moving to a New Box

By Travis Harkey

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Videos

December 02, 2011

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Travis Harkey is the owner of CrossFit North Atlanta in Georgia. Join him and his crew as they discuss moving their box into a larger facility—their first move since opening four years ago.

“We are basically at capacity,” Harkey says. “If everybody came to the workout they were enrolled in, we’d have a problem.”

CrossFit North Atlanta is just one of five different affiliates in a three-mile radius, but they make it work.

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, Videos

November 30, 2011

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Dan Cerrillo, owner of CrossFit Bellevue, takes us on a tour of his large new facility located in Bellevue, Wash. He’s currently using 10,000 square feet of the 17,000 available.

Cerrillo says his inspiration for his set-up and equipment was the desire to make his gym a competition facility outfitted with the equipment used in CrossFit regionals and Games. His gym even includes an indoor track and is accumulating a collection of… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Endurance, Running, Videos

November 29, 2011

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“With uphill running, ... you’re going to end up wanting to lean into that hill a little bit more and pick the feet up a little quicker,” Brian MacKenzie of CrossFit Endurance says. “It allows you to get up the hill much more efficiently, and it’ll allow for better turnover and much more efficient running.”

The first step is assessing the athlete’s capacity.

“What we want to do is focus on where they can handle the hill, how long they… Continue Reading

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In Sports Applications, Videos

November 26, 2011

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In this video, CrossFitter and world-champion lumberjack competitor Erin LaVoie shows off her axe-throwing skills with Chance Hughs, her boyfriend and fellow co-owner of Predation CrossFit.

LaVoie explains the sport of axe throwing and how it’s judged. Although there’s quite a distance between competitions, winning brings money, prizes and bragging rights.

Her strategy is simple: “It’s just a straight line from behind my back, over my head, to the bull’s eye,” LaVoie says.

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Expecting the Unexpected

By Leah Polaski

In CrossFit Games, Videos

November 25, 2011

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“If you’d asked me right in the middle of it, I might have said, ‘I’m quitting CrossFit—this is not fun,’ but it was fun,” Leah Polaski says. “If I could go back, I’d do it over again.”

A 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games competitor, Leah Polaski finished 30th among the elite females. In this video, she shares her Games experience, how she found CrossFit and how she took her training to the competitive level.

A soccer star, long-distance runner and… Continue Reading

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