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Lucie Hobart is 56 years old and says she has no idea what age means anymore.
“I started CrossFit when I was 52,” she says, “but here I am four years later, so I’m 56, and I know I am the healthiest today that I have ever been in my entire life, which really blows my mind.”
Mother to James Hobart, CrossFit Games Affiliate Cup competitor and a member of CrossFit’s Level 1 Seminar Staff, Lucie says her perspective on aging has… Continue Reading
Thirty days after a stem-cell transplant, Timmon Lund joined CrossFit St. Paul.
“I wanted to get healthy again.”
Nine months earlier, at 33, Lund had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The cancer limits the body’s ability to fight infection as it progresses. Chemotherapy and radiation are common treatments; stem-cell transplants are not.
CrossFit, he said, was a way to get back in shape.
But Lund only made it through the third week of… Continue Reading
MeiLin McDonald, 17, suffered a severe concussion during a basketball game as a child.
The injury caused her eyes to become permanently dilated and left her unable to focus. McDonald’s physician suggested surgery to explore the possibility of inner-ear damage. Unfortunately, complications during surgery made her symptoms much worse and left her unable to walk.
Neurosurgeon credits Stephen Walker’s fitness with saving his life while he fought polymicrobial brain infection.
Stephen Walker’s moniker is “Mr. 5 a.m.”
Since he joined CrossFit Palm Beach in December 2012, he’s shown up every single day, most of the time for the 5-a.m. class.
Coaches have ribbed him on his aggressive workout schedule, stressing the importance of rest and recovery. Walker told them his time at the box is an investment in… Continue Reading
It’s July in Kelowna, British Columbia.
Ordinarily, athletes at Bodyshop CrossFit in West Kelowna would be working out diligently. Today, they’re visibly distracted.
The 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games are playing live on a big-screen TV in the weightlifting area of the gym, so the athletes take uncharacteristically long breaks between sets of squats to catch a heat of Squat Clean Pyramid.
One man in the corner of the gym isn’t paying… Continue Reading
CrossFit Media photographers document the many tests of the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games.
“This year is going to be the most challenging, physically and mentally, that you guys will ever encounter at the CrossFit Games. ... We are gonna ask a lot of you guys.” —Dave Castro
CrossFit athletes talk about their shift from aesthetic to performance goals and how they learned to be happy with the results.
In June 2016, a group of athletes ran hill sprints as part of Reebok CrossFit One Training Grounds, an invite-only camp for CrossFit Games qualifiers.
It was hot that day. At the top of the hill, after the sprints were done, seven of the women posed for a photo. Six of them had their shirts off… Continue Reading
Shane Upchurch explains what he learned about CrossFit training and coaching while recovering from a 2015 motorcycle accident.
On Aug. 8, 2015, I was hit on my motorcycle by a box truck that ran a red light. I suffered degloving of my lower left leg, three displaced ribs, a bruised lung and swelling of the brain. I spent one month in a hospital and underwent a free flap transplant to my… Continue Reading