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In Coaching, Workouts

February 04, 2014

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That moment when your lip starts quivering, your face goes numb and you realize you probably went out too fast. Emily Beers investigates the pros and cons of “red lining” during a workout.

If you’ve spent any time at a CrossFit box, you’ve seen it happen. It might have even happened to you.

Usually, it’s painful to watch. Often, it’s unnecessary, avoidable. The Fly and Die, the Crash and Burn, the Red Line—all usually look something like… Continue Reading

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2013: Beloved Suffering

By Hilary Achauer

In CrossFit, Workouts

December 30, 2013

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Dave Castro, Nicole Carroll and a host of athletes and affiliate owners recall the workouts that made an impression in the year that was.

Early in 2013, CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman and Dave Castro, Director of the CrossFit Games, sat outside a Starbucks in Carlsbad, Calif., brainstorming about the last workout of the 2013 Open.

The meeting over coffee resulted in Open Workout 13.5, which was performed by more than… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Workouts

September 30, 2013

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Motorcycle nomad Pat Sherwood is forced to embrace his weaknesses and finds he’s still got strengths.

I’m not a talented Olympic lifter, and that doesn’t bother me. I would get my ass kicked by Lindsey Valenzuela, Elisabeth Akinwale or Camille Leblanc-Bazinet using the same loading. I practice the snatch and the clean and jerk because of the positive adaptations they provide to my overall… Continue Reading

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In Special Populations, Workouts

March 26, 2013

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Fight Club was the beginning. Now it’s moved out of the basement and the box. It’s called The Chaos League.

You live in an orderly society for the most part. You are brought up learning rules and regulations for almost every situation. Obeying those rules, even mastering them, determines to a large degree how well you will navigate within the structures of society.

Order is good. Order is predictable. Order builds… Continue Reading

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Holiday WODs, Pre-Apocalypse

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In CrossFit, Workouts

December 19, 2012

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Few days are left before the world comes to an end. Andréa Maria Cecil advises gluttony followed by constantly varied functional movement performed at high intensity. Be prepared to meet your maker.

It’s that time of year when I like to celebrate Jesus’ birthday by getting fat.

Oh, you eat 100 percent Paleo all year round? Good for you.

I like fried oyster po-boys on French bread and beignets with copious amounts of… Continue Reading

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Too Cold To Run?

By Emily Beers

In CrossFit, Workouts

November 16, 2012

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When your affiliate is located in a place with sub-zero temperatures, running outside can be a daunting order. Emily Beers talks to affiliates about how they program for frigid climates.

For most of us, heading to CrossFit doesn’t take much prep time.

We throw on tiny Lululemon shorts, knee-high socks and the barefoot shoe of the day, and then we grab a water bottle and head out the door.

But for CrossFitters in winter… Continue Reading

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In Workouts

December 30, 2011

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Creative CrossFitters create new workouts every day. Mike Warkentin continues the search for signature workouts from around the world.

“I could totally do a pull-up on that branch.”

Indeed, all the world is a CrossFit gym with the right pair of eyes and a little creativity.

This article, set in San Diego, is the sixth in a series where we’ll publish some of the best workouts from locales around the world, giving residents and… Continue Reading

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The Orienteering WOD

By Cameron Sinclair

In Workouts

September 26, 2011

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Intelligence isn’t one of the 10 components of fitness, but you’ll need your brain to finish Cameron Sinclair’s New York City orienteering WOD.

The sport of orienteering originated in Sweden as a form of military training. It has since spread to most corners of the world but remains an obscure pursuit, a challenging mix of intellect and fitness.

In New Zealand, where I grew up, orienteering was a fundamental part of the high-school outdoor-education… Continue Reading

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