The CrossFit Scholarship Program held a Level One Certification course in Philadelphia over the weekend. Overall 10 athletes from four local Steve’s Clubs and five athletes from the Green Beret Project in Delaware all took part.
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Finally a Tape That Won't Peel Up During Your Lift. Try it, Risk Free.
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So were we. That’s why we came out with the Element 26 Lifting Tape. We beefed up the adhesive to ensure it never peels off in the middle of your workout. We used a proprietary glue that doesn’t leave a white sticky mess on your hands when you take it off.
We’re so confident you will absolutely love our weightlifting tape, we’re offering a 30 day refund period, no questions asked.
Go ahead, use half a roll. If for any reason you don’t absolutely love it, simply return it for a full refund.
Ranch Trail Loop Prepares Saxon Panchik for the "Unknown and Unknowable," and 2021 Season
Before Stage Two of the 2020 CrossFit Games, Saxon Panchik and the Demo Team tested out the grueling Trail Loop designed by Dave Castro.
Panchik took on the three-mile run with Castro’s cruel twist (requiring athletes to immediately run the course in reverse) multiple times, and he took away an important lesson in mental fortitude.
Remind me: Panchik, Chandler Smith, and Danielle Brandon were testing out the trail run in Aromas before Stage 2 of the 2020 CrossFit Games. Panchik had already learned about Castro’s “secret” during a previous trip with three other demo team members. However, he didn’t share this information with Smith or Brandon. He let them discover that the three-mile run was actually twice as long on their own.
14-Year-Old Oscar Straker Found Community in CrossFit, Took On the Adaptive Open Nine Months Later
At 9-months-old, it was apparent that Oscar Straker had cerebral palsy, a disorder that affects a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture.
The details: Until the age of five, Oscar had to wear special boots to assist him in walking and attended three to four hours of intensive therapy every day.
Similar to CrossFit, this functional-type therapy helped him become more mobile as he grew. But Oscar could never participate in team sports because of his lack of coordination.
“Kids were really kind and let him on the team, but he couldn’t contribute as much,” said Oscar’s dad, Grant Straker.
One big thing: Oscar’s family wanted him to be involved in a sport that was functional and cardio-based while providing the same social aspect he would get in a team sport. CrossFit checked all of the boxes.
Age is Just a Number: Sam Briggs Matches Her 15.1 Clean and Jerk in the 21.4 Complex
The 2013 female CrossFit Games Champion has long been a staple in the CrossFit Games community. Not only has Samantha Briggs spent the last 9 years impressing the common man with her unbelievable feats of fitness, it seems that she only gets fitter with age.
One big thing: At a point in a professional athlete’s career when one would expect her performance to begin fading,Briggs is heading in the opposite direction and last week, during the CrossFit Open 21.4 announcement, she put up the same weight she did for the clean and jerk in 15.1a in 2015 in a far more difficult complex that added a deadlift and a hang clean to the movement.
Despite being six years older and eight years out from her title of fittest on earth, Briggs continues to get bigger, faster, and stronger, keeping up year after year with an ever-advancing field of elite athletes.
Her performance in the 21.3 and 21.4 announcements is made only more impressive by the workout she performed the day before the announcement, involving 85 back squats.
O2 Celebrates National Fitness Recovery Day After the Open
With the 2021 Open now in our rearview, O2 — the oxygenated sports hydration drink company — is launching National Fitness Recovery Day, in partnership with Kelly Starrett’s The Ready State, to shine a light on the importance of healthy hydration, mobility, and recovery; a day for CrossFitters, Open participants, and anyone who puts their minds, bodies, and spirits to the test to spend the day actively recovering.
The Nitty Gritty: March 30, 2021, the first day after the official close of 2021 CrossFit Open, will mark the first National Fitness Recovery Day. “Exercise gets all the press, but smart recovery is just as important,” said Dave Colina, founder and CEO of O2.
The pillars of this new initiative revolve around:
Celebrating the critical components of safe, regular exercise.
Proper recovery — achieved through hydration, electrolyte replacement, and stretching — being as important as exercise itself.
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How Small Changes Led to Big Results for the UK's Fittest Man
Zack George finished the 2020 Open as the Fittest Man in the UK and 26th worldwide, but hearing this accomplishment, you would never guess how far he’s come. Zack spoke with Dr. Julie Foucher about his journey from being a child living on a steady diet of sweets and fast food, to one of the fittest men on Earth.
Enjoy a fresh twist on a delicious citrus flavor. Introducing new Orange Mango Recovery Water! With 20g of clean protein, this flavor will help you hydrate and restore after every workout. Try this new flavor for yourself!
"Kettlebell Swinging" the Barbell in Your Olympic Lifts
Do you have issues with the barbell swinging too far in front of you on Olympic lifts? Former Games athlete Jared Enderton demonstrates how timing is the key to keeping the bar close to your body in the clean and snatch.
Between covering the Open, tracking down stories and interviewing athletes it's sometimes impossible for us to find time to cook a nutritious meal. And we bet this happens to you too. Well, this simple recipe for peanut butter oats from PaleOMG takes five minutes to prepare and is packed with 36g of protein and 8g of fiber. That works for us.
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