ARTICLE: How Meditation Might Help Your Winter Workouts

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CrossFit:

Record your best Romanian Deadlift (snatch grip) 8 rep max lift.

8RM, then 2x8 with 90% of 8RM

Then,

Complete as many rounds as possible in 18 mins of:
Row, 750 m
21 Dumbbell Hang Power Cleans, 50/35 lbs
63 Double Unders

Competition: 40/30# DUA
Perfomance: 30/20# 126 Singles Fitness: 20/10# 63 Singles

Article:

For many of us, the shorter, chillier days of autumn can dampen our enthusiasm for exercise. But a new study suggests that some simple techniques might shore up our commitment to being physically active as the seasons change, and one of them, surprisingly, is to learn to meditate.

Among exercise scientists and enthusiasts, November is recognized as a Rubicon. Many committed, experienced exercisers will continue to be active during this month and the remainder of the winter.

But others’ willingness can waver at this time of year, and they become more sedentary.

study of exercise behavior published earlier this year found that, on average, people moved about 11 fewer minutes per day in winter than during the summer.

Since for some people, 11 minutes represents much of their daily activity time, this drop-off is substantial and worrisome.

Read More https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/well/move/how-meditation-might-help-your-winter-workouts.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fhealth&action=click&contentCollection=health&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront

FOOD: Do High-Cholesterol Foods Raise Your Cholesterol?

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CrossFit:

Record your best Power Jerk 5 Rep Max lift.

5RM, then 2x5 with 95% of 5RM

Then,

For time:
25 Push Press, 95/65 lbs
Run, 400 m
25 Push Press, 95/65 lbs

Comp: 75/55#
Perf: 65/45#
Fit:45/35#

Article:

Q. What is the evidence that dietary cholesterol or other fat influences serum cholesterol?

A. Foods high in cholesterol, like eggs or cheese, can raise blood cholesterol levels, though the effect is relatively modest and varies from person to person. The best evidence available suggests that saturated fat, rather than dietary cholesterol per se, is the major contributor to serum cholesterol.

In 1991, The New England Journal of Medicine described the case of an 88-year-old man who ate 25 eggs a day for at least 15 years and had normal cholesterol levels and apparently normal arteries. This report challenged a central dogma of medicine: namely, that dietary cholesterol leads to elevated serum cholesterol and atherosclerosis. That belief arose in 1913, when the Russian scientist Nikolai Anichkov observed that rabbits developed atherosclerosis after being fed a high-cholesterol diet.

Read More https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/02/well/eat/do-high-cholesterol-foods-raise-your-cholesterol.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fhealth&action=click&contentCollection=health&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=8&pgtype=sectionfront

ARTICLE: Arthritis: You’ve Got to Keep Moving

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CrossFit:

Back Squat 4-4-4-4-4
Rest as needed between sets.

Then,

Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 mins of:
7 Box Jumps, 30/24 in
14 Kettlebell Swings, 32/24 kg

Comp: 24/20" 53/35#
Perf: 20/16" 35/26#
Fit: 16/12" 26/17#

Article:

“I can’t exercise anymore. You see, I have arthritis.”

I’ve had many patients enter my exam room, look me straight in the face and say that.

My mind drifts to some of the videos I’ve seen in the CrossFit Journal that show adaptive athletes and morbidly obese people exercising.

On further questioning, I find the patients are usually referring to hip or knee arthritis—the most common forms of arthritis—and I proceed to ask about their limitations. Most people say they can’t run or walk long distances anymore. I then ask questions about upper-extremity disabilities and abdominal or back issues, and I find that most people don’t have problems in these areas. I then concoct workouts and ask the patients to try them, get the heart rate up and see how they feel afterward.

Read More https://journal.crossfit.com/article/arthritis-rockett

ARTICLE: Five Habits of Highly Successful Eaters

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CrossFit:

Clean + Front Squat + Jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

*1 Set = 1 Clean + 2 Front Squats + 1 Jerk

Then,

30-20-10 reps, for time of:
Overhead Squat, 95/65 lbs
Assault Bike Calories

TIMECAP: 10:00 GEAR: 3
Competition: 75/55#
Performance: 65/45# 20-15-10 on Assault Bike
Fitness: 45/35# 15-10-5 on Assault Bike

Article:

The secret to good nutrition is establishing healthy habits you can follow for the long haul—not for weeks or months but for the rest of your life.

Becky Harsh—CrossFit Inc. Seminar Staff trainer, Certified CrossFit Coach (CF-L4) and owner of CrossFit Beaver Menace in Castle Rock, Colorado—provides one-on-one nutrition coaching. Over the years, Harsh has noticed that those who find long-term success share a similar approach. The people who meet—and exceed—their goals share five essential qualities that have nothing to do with eliminating certain foods or eating at specific times during the day.

If you’ve been struggling to stick with a nutrition plan, consider these five habits of highly successful eaters.

Read More https://journal.crossfit.com/article/habits-achauer

ARTICLE: Hey, Good Lookin'

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CrossFit:

Find your Strict Press 8 Rep Max.

TIMECAP: 25:00

Then,

For time:
Row, 500/450 m
30 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches, 50/35 lbs
Row, 500/450 m

TIMECAP: 6:00 GEAR: 3
Competition: 40/30#
Performance: 30/20#
Fitness: 20/10#

Article:

“Those women look manly. That’s too much muscle—I don’t want to look like that, like a man.”

The woman who made these comments in a class at CrossFit Rising Phoenix—formerly CrossFit Blue Bridge—in Shohola, Pennsylvania, wasn’t talking about her fellow members. She was referring to CrossFit Games athletes: women at the top of the sport, professional athletes who devote their lives to competing in CrossFit.

The comments weren’t directed at her workout partners, but that didn’t stop them from taking her remarks personally.

“We started getting feedback from the husbands of other women in that class, saying, ‘My wife now is worried about how she looks,’” Erin Ruppert, the affiliate owner, said.

The comments spread through the class like a virus.

Men and women began focusing more on weight loss, setting aside performance goals they’d previously been working toward. Movement quality in the class started to degrade.

“Everyone wanted to move as fast as this woman,” Ruppert said.

Read More https://journal.crossfit.com/article/appearance-achauer

ARTICLE: 15 OF THE BEST CROSSFIT HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

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CrossFit:

For time: Chest-to-bar Pull-up

-Level 1: Tap Swing + Chest-to-Bar attempt, 6x(2+1)x6
-Level 2: Chest-to-Bar + Tap Swing, 6x(1+2)x6
Level 3: Shoulder Width Chest-to-Bar, 6x6

Then,

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 mins of:
Walking Lunge, 50/35 lbs, 100 ft
Run, 200 m
15 Push Press, 50/35 lbs
Run, 200 m

Competition: 40/30# Performance: 30/20# Fitness: 20/10#

Article:

Crossfitters LOVE Halloween because it gives us a great excuse to let loose and have fun, all while getting in a great workout. Plus even if you don't win the WOD you can always win the best Halloween costume! Here are 15 of our favorite costume ideas for this Halloween.

1. YOUR FAVORITE CROSSFIT GAMES ATHLETE

This is an easy one; just pick your favorite CrossFit athlete like former champs Rich Froning or Annie Thorisdottir and tada (you probably already have all the gear anyways)! Our favorite bearded and body hair blessed Crossfitter Lucas Parker is another option that's sure to get you laughs and cheers.

2. A KETTLEBELL

Pick your pood and get to swinging! Get creative and you can dress up as any of your favorite piece of gym equipment.

Read More https://www.shopboxbasics.com/blogs/news/15-of-the-best-crossfit-halloween-costumes

ARTICLE: There's a fitness-filled cruise this winter for the CrossFit-obsessed

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CrossFit:

Back Squat 4-4-4-4-4-4
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

TIMECAP: 25:00

Then,

For time:
40 Double Unders
30 Jumping Squats
40 Double Unders
30 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches, 50/35 lbs
40 Double Unders
30 Jumping Squats
40 Double Unders

TIMECAP: 7:00 GEAR: 3
Competition: DUA 40/30#
Performance: 80 Singles 30/20#
Fitness: 40 Singles 20/10#

Article:

For the fitness-obsessed, vacations — as fun, beautiful and amazing they may be — tend to interrupt the routine people have worked so hard to create and maintain. For CrossFitters who want to take their WOD (that’s CrossFit lingo for ‘workout of the day’) on the road with them, the perfect solution has been created: a CrossFit cruise called WOD on the Waves.

On Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, the fit-ship will be setting sail from Miami, and between then and Jan. 25, CrossFitters will be visiting Nassau and CocoCay in the Bahamas, before heading back to the port in Miami. Along the way, there will be tons of workouts scheduled (both on and off land), informative fitness and nutrition seminars and, of course, some #gains-inducing food with paleo- and dairy-free options a-plenty.

CrossFit celebrities, like Rich Froning and Brooke Wells. will host workouts all throughout the stay and sprinkled in-between workouts will be nightly theme parties — toga, anyone? — as well as local gym t-shirt swaps.

Read More https://www.phillyvoice.com/crossfit-cruise-wod-waves-fitness/

ARTICLE: You Don’t Have to Be Old and Broken

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CrosFit:

Clean 3-3-3-3-3
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

TIMECAP: 20:00

Then,

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 mins of:
12 Clean & Jerks, 145/100 lbs
9 Bar Facing Burpees
Run, 400 m

Competition: 115-135/75-95#
Performance: 75-95/55-65#
Fitness: 45-65/35-45#

Article:

The stereotypical media portrayal of aging is a person who complains of joint pain, demonstrates a restricted range of motion and moves with a slow, unsteady gait.

A well-documented correlation can be found among age, gait speed and stability: As we age, speed and stability go down (7,14). This is not in reference to athletic performance of older athletes but to walking and simple standing tasks among the general public. One part of the stereotype is seemingly supported by science.

As for range of motion in well-seasoned joints, again the literature is replete with papers that present a correlation between advancing age and reduction in flexibility (10,12). It appears that another part of the age-related stereotype is underpinned by science.

Stereotypical aging characters in books and scripts often use colorful colloquialisms to call attention to the presence of pain and how they feel about it. In the scientific literature, the association between aging and pain is present (8), but some interesting physiological and psychological quirks and inconsistencies bear more consideration than given here. Overall, the stereotypical presentation of joint pain appears to be supported by data, at least in part.

Read More https://journal.crossfit.com/article/stereotype-kilgore

ARTICLE: The 7 Best CrossFit Gloves

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CrossFit:

Suitcase Walking Lunge 12-12-12-12
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

* 4x12/side 12 = 6 steps per leg. Per side = per hand. Athletes should build to a challenging but manageable weight and repeat for four total sets on each side.

Then,

Complete as many rounds as possible in 9 mins of:
Run, 200 m
8 Single Arm Dumbbell Overhead Squats, 50/35 lbs
8 Single Arm Dumbbell Overhead Squats, 50/35 lbs

Start with Left Arm, Then switch to Right
Competition: 40/30#
Performance: 30/20#
Fitness: 20/10#
If mechanics or shoulder mobility is not there consider doing Waiter Squats.

Article:

Introduction

Despite this list being about the best CrossFit gloves, I’ll preface this by saying that I normally don’t wear gloves or grips for CrossFit. To me, there’s just something about the direct contact of your skin with the bar. I’ve tried almost everything on the market, and even some gels or pastes to apply to my hands, but there was always something off about these remedies.

That said, I still do try out a variety of grips and gloves, mainly for pull ups, especially when a workout calls for a high volume of them. My hands don’t seem to tear when it comes to any barbell movements (thankfully).

While this post is about the 7 best CrossFit gloves or grips, I can’t specifically say which one is best, as everyone tears in different ways – in the palm, just above the palm, on their fingers, etc.

Also, some people, like myself, only use grips or gloves for certain WODs or movements.

I’ll give you the pros and cons of each of the following products and for what types of movements, WODs, or tears they’d be ideal for.

So here are the 7 best CrossFit gloves or grips you can buy:

1: WODFitters

Read More https://kippingitreal.com/crossfit-accessories/7-best-crossfit-gloves/

ARTICLE: Menu Minefield

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CrossFit:

For time: Chest-to-bar Pull-up

-Level 0: Banded Pull-Ups 5x5 (Harder than last time)
-Level 1: Tap Swing + Chest-to-Bar, 5x(2+1)x5
-Level 2: Chest-to-Bar + Tap Swing, 5x(1+2)x5
- Level 3: Shoulder Width Chest-to-Bar, 5x5

Then,

4 rounds for time of:
30 Air Squats
15/10 Ring Dips
Row, 500 m

TIMECAP: 23:00
GEAR: 2.5
Competition: Bar Dips
Performance: Banded Bar Dips
Fitness: 20 Squats Elevated Push-Ups 400m Row

Article:

Which is a healthier restaurant choice, Brussels sprouts or taquitos?

If you're at the Cheesecake Factory, the answer might not be what you think.

Filed under "small plates and snacks," the Cheesecake Factory's crispy Brussels sproutspack in 69 grams of fat, 45 grams of carbohydrates (22 grams of sugar) and 10 grams of protein—840 calories. By comparison, the chicken taquitos have 22 grams of fat, 31 grams of carbohydrates (5 grams of sugar) and 16 grams of protein, for 390 total calories.

Neither choice is ideal, of course. Eating out in most restaurants in the United States is an exercise in picking the lesser of two evils, even when ordering vegetable dishes.

Chef Nick Massie, founder of Paleo NickIce Age Meals and the CrossFit Workshop: Culinary Ninja, said ideally we'd only eat out at restaurants a few times a year. The only way to be sure of what you're eating is to cook most of your meals at home.

That's not realistic for most people. Going out to eat is one of life's great pleasures, and sometimes it's unavoidable due to work or social obligations.


Read More https://journal.crossfit.com/article/restaurants-achauer

ARTICLE: Vigorous Exercise, Even a Trek Up Everest, May Be Safe During Pregnancy

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CrossFit:

Hang Snatch 4-4-4-4-4
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

Athletes build over the first four sets to a challenging but not quite maximal weight, leaving 1 good reps in the tank. They should use 95% of that weight for the remaining set.

Then,

4 rounds for time of:
8 Power Snatches, 115/75 lbs
12 Bar Facing Burpees

TIMECAP: 6:00 GEAR: 3
Competition: 95/65#
Performance: 65-75/45-55#
Fitness: 45/35#

Article:

Female athletes seem to be able to exercise safely and intensively both before and during pregnancy without increasing their risk for birth-related complications, even if they are trekking up Mount Everest, according to two eye-opening new studies.

Together, the new research undercuts widely held beliefs about strenuous physical training and pregnancy.

As anyone who has experienced pregnancy knows, it is physically taxing. That cherished little fetus-slash-vampire requires a share of its mother’s blood, fuel and oxygen.

The mother’s body adapts to the child’s needs, adding blood vessels and volume, but the environment inside the womb remains almost otherworldly, with levels of oxygen flowing to the baby that are similar to those in the thin air near the top of Mount Everest, according to past research.

Read More https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/well/move/vigorous-exercise-even-a-trek-up-everest-may-be-safe-during-pregnancy.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fhealth&action=click&contentCollection=health&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=5&pgtype=sectionfront

ARTICLE: When 500 Pounds Was Too Much

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CrossFit:

Deadlift 6-6-6-6-6
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

The first 3 reps of each set are performed with a three count pause below the knee

Then,

For time:
20 Deadlifts, 185/125 lbs
40 Box Jumps, 24/20 in
20 Deadlifts, 185/125 lbs

Article:

In January 2017, one of Olivia Sewell’s good friends was killed in a motorcycle accident. But while others said their graveside goodbyes, Sewell stayed behind.

“I knew I wouldn’t be able to get off the bus and walk the 200 meters and then stand there for very long, so I waited on the bus,” said the 5-foot-5 Sewell, who weighed 511 lb. at the time of the funeral. “My friend was a policewoman who wanted to change the world, and there I was at 38 years old with a body that I was killing slowly—to the point that I couldn’t even stand at her grave."

Devastated by her inability to honor her friend, Sewell vowed to make a change.

“I went home and was sitting looking at Facebook and an ad came up from Deanna (Mawson) advertising personal training, and something happened in my head. I thought, ‘This might be the moment,’” Sewell said.

Read More https://journal.crossfit.com/article/sewell-beers

ARTICLE: How to Spot a Great CrossFit Coach

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CrossFit:

Romanian Deadlift (snatch grip) 8-8-8-8-8
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

Athletes build over the first three sets to a challenging but manageable weight, leaving two good reps in the tank. Repeat that weight for the remaining two sets.

Then,

3 rounds, each round for time, of:
Row, 500/400 m
15 Sumo Deadlift High-pulls, 115/75 lbs
Rest 3 mins between each round.

18 min time cap
Competition: 95/65#
Performance: 75/55#
Fitness: 45-65/35-45#

Article:

What are the qualities and characteristics of a top class coach?

So how do you find a great CrossFit coach? Below you will find a bit of a checklist, that provides the baseline for what you should be expecting from your coach at your CrossFit Box/Gym. Have a look, and next time you are in your gym, see how your coach gets on!

Don’t be afraid to challenge us, as a coach myself I take pride in always reflecting on my sessions and my client’s feedback, we love a chance to improve.

This list isn’t comprehensive, and there will be things I’ve missed, but, I guarantee that every good coach out there will do every one of these things.

Do they get everyone active within the first 2-3 minutes?

Does your CrossFit coach spend 5-10 minutes at the start of the session explaining in detail every single movement, every nuance, personal experiences, blah blah blah…It’s not necessary.


Read More https://www.boxrox.com/great-crossfit-coach/

ARTICLE: No Expiration

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CrossFit:

For time: Handstand Push-up

Handstand Pushup:
-Level 1: Straddle Handstand Pushup, 6x5
-Level 2: Box L-Headstand Pushup, 6x5
-Level 3: Strict + Kipping Handstand Pushup, 6x(1+1)x5 or Seated Strict Press 10-10-10, 2x10

Athletes build over the first three sets to a challenging but manageable weight, leaving two good reps in the tank. Repeat that weight for the remaining two sets.

Then,

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 mins of:
20/15 Pull-ups
30 Kettlebell Swings, 24/16 kg
Run, 800 m

Competition: 35/26#
Performance: Banded Pull-Ups or Ring Rows 35/26# 600m Run
Fitness: 26/17# Banded Pull-Ups or Ring Rows 400m Run

Article:

Mark Bierman remembers the date: Aug. 21, 2011.

It was the day his son was born. And the same one on which he made an important decision to lose weight.

It happened after Bierman saw a picture of himself holding his newborn.

“I looked miserable.”

At 6 feet, 1 inch tall, then-27-year-old Bierman was morbidly obese.

“I was 500-plus, but that’s as high as the scales went,” he said. “So, I just knew that I was above that.”

Mark Bierman was just 27 when his doctor told him that without gastric-bypass surgery, he would die at 30. (Courtesy of Mark Bierman)

Less than a month later, he went in for his yearly physical exam. The verdict: Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, “through-the-roof” blood sugar, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, acid reflux, a vitamin D deficiency and a host of digestive abnormalities.

Bierman’s doctor told him there was only one way out of his predicament: gastric-bypass surgery.

“‘If you don’t have this weight-loss surgery, you are going to die. You’re not going to make it past 30. You’re not healthy enough to do anything other than have this surgery and lose the weight that way,’” the now-34-year-old recalled the doctor saying.

Read More https://journal.crossfit.com/article/cfsl-bierman-cecil

ARTICLE: FOUR MORE CROSSFIT-SANCTIONED EVENTS ON FOUR CONTINENTS

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CrossFit:

Back Squat 6-6-6-6-6
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

The first three reps of each set are performed with a 3 count pause at the bottom.

Then,

For time:
150 Wall Balls, 20/14 lbs

time Cap: 8 mins
Competition: Same
Performance: 14/10#
Fitness: 10/6#

Article:

CrossFit Inc. today announced four additional CrossFit-sanctioned events: the CrossFit French Throwdown, CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town, Brazil CrossFit Championship and Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge. Each event will take place within the first half of 2019. 

Along with the recently announced Dubai CrossFit Championship and the Granite Games, these four newly sanctioned CrossFit events will earn their top male, female and team finishers with qualifying spots at the 2019 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin.  

 

CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town is an annual competition originally designed to find the fittest athletes in South Africa. Today, the event attracts athletes from across the African continent and has become a testing ground for athletes and teams prior to the Games. After an online qualifier, the final competition will be a three-day event in Cape Town in February 2019. Instagram • Twitter • Facebook 

Read More https://games.crossfit.com/article/four-more-crossfit-sanctioned-events-four-continents/teamseries

ARTICLE: STAR IN THE TEAM SERIES LIVE ANNOUNCEMENT

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CrossFit:

Record your best Clean & Jerk 1 rep max lift.

Time cap 20 mins

Then,

For 4 cycles:
AMRAP in 2 mins of:
10 Burpees
Run, 400 m
Max Rep Burpee

Rest 3 mins between each cycle.
For each cycle restart the AMRAP.

ARTICLE:

The CrossFit Team Series kicks off Sept. 19, with the live announcement of Week 1. Rory McKernan and Adrian Bozman are searching for partners for fun exhibition of the events during the live show. 

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE SHOW? 

Record a video that is 1-minute or less and post to social media using the hashtag #TeamSeries18. We'll pick from the submissions and fly winners out to participate in the show. 

READ MORE https://games.crossfit.com/article/star-team-series-live-announcement/teamseries

ARTICLE: THE TEAM SERIES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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CrossFit:

5 Muscle Up Progressions
Every 1 min for 18 mins.

EMOM 18, 3-5 reps of one of the following, ranked from highest to lowest profiency:
1) Strict Muscle-Up
2) Muscle-Up Negative
3) 5 Transition Rocks -Elevated (most difficult) -Supine (medium difficulty) -Incline (least difficult)
Notes Athlete should select a variation which allows them to maintain the 3-5 rep range with excellent mechanics and some room in the tank.

Then,

3 rounds for time of:
Row, 750 m
20 Box Jump Overs, 24/20 in

TIMECAP: 18:00 GEAR: 3
Competition: Same
Performance: 20/16”
Fitness: 500m Row 16/12’’

Article:

The 2018 CrossFit Team Series will be underway in less than a month. We’ve compiled some information to help you through the process of finding a teammate, registering your team, completing the workouts and submitting your scores.

Have you found a teammate yet? If not, it’s time. The competition kicks off Sept. 19, when the first set of workouts will be released.

GETTING STARTED

Step 1 is choosing a teammate. The Team Series allows female/female pairs, male/male pairs or mixed-gender pairs to compete, so invite your sister, brother, friend, significant other, co-worker, mom, dad—the list goes on—to participate in CrossFit’s all-inclusive offseason competition.

Once you have your teammate, it’s time to register. Head over to the CrossFit Games website to get started. Registration goes like this: Team Managers will log on, create a team and pay US$40. When they're done, they'll get a unique link to invite their teammate to join their team. The second athlete then follows the unique link to join the team.

Read More https://games.crossfit.com/article/team-series-what-you-need-know/teamseries

ARTICLE: Top Five Benefits of Physical Activity for People with Disabilities

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CrossFit:

Record your best Deadlift 3 rep max lift

Then,

3 rounds for time of:
20 Burpee Box Jump Overs, 30/24 in
2 Legless Rope Climbs

TIMECAP: 12:00 GEAR: 2.5
Competition: 24/20” Regular Rope Climbs
Performance: 20/16” Strict Ground to Standing (4 to 1)
Fitness: 16/12” Ground to Standing (3 to 1)

Article:

If you have any kind of disability, some people would have you believe that you shouldn’t exercise. In reality, though, this couldn’t be farther from the truth.

The government’s physical activity guidelines apply to everyone, regardless of their abilities. Many people with disabilities don’t seem to realize this, though, as nearly 50 percent of them are inactive on a regular basis.

If you or a loved one has a disability, it’s important to understand why regular physical activity matters for overall health and well-being. It’s also important to note that there are many different ways in which one can be physically active.

Read on to learn more about the benefits of regular physical activity. And how people with disabilities can incorporate exercise into their routine.

BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Some of the main benefits of regular physical activity for people with disabilities include:

  • Improved physical health: Physical activity helps decrease the risk of developing all kinds of weight-related health problems. Including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and cancer. Physically inactive adults with disabilities are 50 percent more likely than those who are physically active to develop these kinds of diseases.

Read More http://www.therxreview.com/crossfit-disabilities-physical-activity/

 

 

ARTICLE: Mental Training Program Preview

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CrossFit:

Record your best Hang Clean + Clean 1 Rep Max lift.

Build to Max

Article:

You asked for it! Here is a preview of 1 of the mental training pieces in the BRAND NEW MENTALITY WOD Online Program!

The general layout of the training pieces is similar to what you see below.  It starts with a reading full of tips, then you go into a drill or exercise for you to do, and I often leave you with some other bonus content, like an MP3 download

 

1. READING

“Awareness of Your Focus”

Before, and during workouts you may find yourself feeling negative, stressed, or upset. It’s likely that what you’re thinking about has a lot to do with how you feel. If you’re focusing on a lot of things out of your control, you won’t find it easy to perform your best.

What you focus on is what you give your energy to. We have limited amounts of energy, so let’s make sure you’re using it wisely on things that matter the most.

Focusing on these things, will not help you perform your best.

Here 6 Common Unhelpful Focuses

Focusing on the past or future. For example – “I can’t believe I messed up!” or “If I’m going to succeed I can’t let him pass me.” All you can control is what you do in the present, so thoughts about the past or assuming you know “what has to happen” are wasteful.

Focusing on mistakes or weaknesses. For example, “My pullups suck.” or “I hope they don’t program snatches” Acknowledge areas you want to improve in your personal development plan or to your coach, but don’t beat yourself up, because it will impact your confidence and focus.

Focusing only on outcomes. For example, “I have to get this” or “I have to beat her.” You can only control your own behavior, not the behaviors of others. Plus, putting your thoughts on the process of what you’re doing will help you do that movement better.

Focusing on things out of your control. For example, “I hate training when it’s cold.” or “Why did he have to come to this class– now I won’t get the best score.” This takes your mind off of what you can do to improve your behavior.

Focusing on achieving perfection. For example, “I must get all of my lifts today” or “I have to make this muscle-up perfect.” This can set you up for frustration.

Focusing an all you did “wrong” and generalizing. For example, the whole WOD wasn’t TERRIBLE, just because you made a small mistake, or struggled with one movement. Struggling is actually a sign of future flourishing, it means you’re pushing your limits and to be your best, you gotta struggle. You mess up a few times on a few reps, that doesn’t mean that you are horrible or that you’ll never get it right.

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ARTICLE: WHO WON WHAT AT THE CROSSFIT GAMES

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CrossFit:

Record your best Front Squat 3 rep max lift.

Then,

For time:
50 Overhead Squats, 75/55 lbs
75/55 Chest-to-bar Pull-ups
50 Overhead Squats, 75/55 lbs

EVERY 3:00, including 0:00, run 200m.
TIMECAP: 25:00 GEAR: 3

Competition: 65/45# Pull-Ups
Performance: 45/35# Banded Pull-Ups or Ring Rows
Fitness: Find Weight Banded Pull-Ups or Ring Rows

Article: 

The 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games are behind us. At this year's competition, we saw athletes overcome fears, set PRs, push through pain and perform incredible feats of fitness. It's back to the drawing board for those who have high hopes for 2019.

On Aug. 5, 2018, CrossFit crowned the fittest man, woman and team on Earth, the Rookie of the Year, the Most Improved athlete and the Spirit of the Games Award winner.

Miss the action? Catch up on who won what below or watch the live archived footage here.  

MEN

Fittest Man on Earth: Mat Fraser, USA
Second place: Patrick Vellner, Canada
Third place: Lukas Högberg, Sweden

Read More https://games.crossfit.com/article/who-won-what-crossfit-games/games