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Jan 17, 2020 by

The Future of Fitness: Why You Should Care about CrossFit Teens

It was just over a year ago that the Morning Chalk Up reported on the major changes coming to the CrossFit

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Dec 20, 2019 by

How to Build Community Around Nutrition (OPINION)

Nutrition philosophies are better known for their ability to divide versus unify. Discussions about whether you

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Dec 6, 2019 by

The Shared Language of CrossFit

It’s Friday, 5:17 PM. I just got off stage at the 2019 CrossFit China Summit sharing four trends happening in

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Nov 29, 2019 by

The Case For Giving It All Away (OPINION)

One of few things that can froth up a frenzy as frantic as “Kill Cliff or FITAID” is the mere mention of

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Nov 8, 2019 by

Let the Girls Play with The Heavy Barbells (OPINION)

Was the women’s weight too light in 20.4? I’m honestly not sure what the right answer is here. For years,

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Nov 1, 2019 by

In Defense of the Open (OPINION)

I’ve owned San Francisco CrossFit with my wife, Juliet, for nearly 14 years and, let me be frank, I don’t

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Oct 25, 2019 by

An Open Letter to Everyone Doing the Open Without “Doing” The Open (OPINION)

I’ll start out by throwing all my perceived biases out into the open: I love CrossFit, since I started back

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Oct 21, 2019 by

How to Make the Open Make Sense Again (OPINION)

CrossFit HQ has always acted more like a combatant than a business. In the early days, it was a fight for

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Oct 18, 2019 by

Stop Having Dumb Debates about CrossFit (OPINION)

Let’s get your objections out of the way. Yes, the author counts among the most prolific fitness debaters of

CrossFit Games Op-Eds

Oct 4, 2019 by

Make the CrossFit Open Work For You (OPINION)

Our Intramural Open has always been huge at Rocket CrossFit. But we didn’t use to push people to register

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Sep 27, 2019 by

What Complaining About Rep Cutting Says About Your Character (OPINION)

I read the op-ed “What Rep Cutting Says About Your Character,” I saw the re-posts, the internet applauding,

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Sep 20, 2019 by

What Rep Cutting Says About Your Character (OPINION)

It is not often that I find a subject that I want to sit down and write about. When I do, it is something I

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Aug 23, 2019 by

Why Are You Still Using RX?

Do you know why you are still using RX?  When I ask that in coaching workshops, I usually get a gym full

CrossFit Games Op-Eds

Aug 7, 2019 by

The “Fittest 4” not the “4 Fittest”. Why the year of the “SuperTeam” was irrelevant.

Now there will be super teams from all over the world that will dethrone the Champs! This could be the first

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Jul 19, 2019 by

An Open Letter About the Need for Greater Awareness of Caffeine Levels in Energy Drinks

As appeared in the San Jose Mercury News. An open letter about the need for greater awareness of caffeine


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