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The 2020 CrossFit Black Friday/Cyber Monday Buyer's Guide
The holiday shopping season is officially upon and today we drop our official “2020 CrossFit Black Friday/Cyber Monday Buyer’s Guide.” Take care of all the fitness fanatics on your list and get some great deals.
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You’ve been working hard all year – putting in the time, energy and focus to constantly improve your performance.
Whether you’ve hit a new PR, or are still working hard toward your goal, it’s time to celebrate everything you’ve accomplished.
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Doctor Turned Affiliate Owner Battles Chronic Disease From Her Garage
Ronda Rockett was a family doctor for 12 years before she opened CrossFit Launchpad in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Three to four years later, she has 55 unlimited members, a couple dozen punch card members and several coaches. And it’s all out of her garage.
One big thing: Rockett, with a lifetime of medical training, has seen firsthand the things CrossFit can do for chronic disease.
Every member has dropped body fat.
Another lowered his anti-diabetic medication.
Others decreased their inflammatory markers for rheumatoid arthritis.
And she isn’t the only one who has noticed the impact. One of her members is Stpehen Wiviott, a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As an avid runner coming into CrossFit, in two years he has lost fat, gained muscle and feels fitter overall.
Isaac Solomon Starts Eating Veggies, Loses 65 Pounds
A year ago, vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and spinach were foreign to Isaac Solomon’s diet. A vegetable to him was mashed potatoes slathered in butter. The 39-year-old had been doing CrossFit for quite some time, and he knew he should be eating more vegetables, but it just wasn’t part of his lifestyle. But when his gym, CrossFit Reason in Arcadia, CA, launched a vegetable challenge in March 2020, Solomon decided it just might be the perfect opportunity to make the long overdue change.
“I had always been consistent with my workouts and trained hard, but my nutrition was just out of control. I just ate whatever and didn’t think about the repercussions when it came to eating habits,” said Solomon. This way of eating led him to weigh 233 pounds at 5-foot-6.
The vegetable details: Last March, Solomon started eating two cups of vegetables each day. He started with Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower and peas, and before he knew it he was eating more than four cups of veggies a day and had “branched out” to spinach and various other leafy greens, he explained. Adding a large quantity of vegetables helped him be more satiated and ultimately ate less of the lower nutrient, high calorie foods he used to turn to, he explained.
The Open is less than 100 days away. Armen Hammer has been offering up great Open tips for years. In order to get ready for this year's test, check out his four suggestions for how to prepare mentally and physically.
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Deadlifts load the glutes at the bottom range of the exercise, but adding a band below your hip bones will activate your glutes at the top range too. Give this kettlebell RDL variation a try and fire up that posterior chain.
On the Coffee Pods, and WODs podcast, Logan Aldridge, co-founder of the Adaptive Training Academy and the Fittest One-Armed Man on Earth, joined host, Peter White to talk about the new adaptive divisions of the CrossFit Open, as well as to tell his fitness journey.
CrossFit Castaway Fundraiser: In the U.S. Virgin Islands, Kendrick Thomas broke his ribs and subsequently learned he had a hole in his heart. His CrossFit community, CrossFit Castaway has now raised more than $20k to help him pay for the surgery he needs to repair it.
CrossFit Cornwall Repeats as Flag Football Champs: In the Boston Pizza Cornwall Men’s Flag Football League, the CrossFit Cornwall team took home its second championship in three years this week after besting the Planet Fitness team in the final game of the season.
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