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Weightlifting: Leg Drive, Then Speed



Ray Regno of CrossFit Weightlifting coaches an athlete through the hang squat snatch, with a focus on a strong leg drive. For more info about the CrossFit Specialty Course: Weightlifting, visit: https://training.crossfit.com/weightlifting CrossFit® – Forging Elite Fitness® (http://crossfit.com)
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Open 2018: Empezamos Juntos



Individuos alrededor del mundo se preparan para una celebración de amistad y una prueba de fitness. Es una oportunidad para plantear metas, establecer compromisos y sufrir progreso tras progreso en la compañía de los que te rodean. Desde el más fit en el planeta hasta el novato, todos empezamos juntos. El registro está abierto. El Open comienza el 22 de Febrero. Para conocer más, visita Games.CrossFit.com y date una vuelta por un gimnasio afiliado. Puedes encontrar uno cerca de ti en Map.CrossFit.Com. ¿Cómo registrarse para el Open? https://games-support.crossfit.com/article/300-como-registrarse-para-el-open CrossFit® – Forging Elite Fitness® (http://crossfit.com)
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Vishal Joshi: CrossFit, Healthy Eating “Saved My Life”



“I was lacking self-confidence. I didn’t care for myself. I didn’t think I was worthy of a lot of things. And CrossFit has brought that back for me,” says Vishal Joshi. In 2007, Joshi was 280 lb. and miserable. Sluggish and agitated, he went to see his doctor, who informed him that he was diabetic. Joshi says his blood sugar was in the upper 200 mg/dL range on average, his triglycerides were at 999 mg/dL, and his cholesterol measured well over 200 mg/dL. According to the American Diabetes Association, healthy blood-sugar levels for diabetics are about 80-130 mg/dL. For healthy individuals, triglyceride levels should be under 150 mg/dL, and total cholesterol should be under 200 mg/dL. In 2013, Joshi was told he had to do something or he’d die at a young age, and he didn’t want to set a poor example for his kids. “My boys are my heart and soul. … I really had to sit back and think about ‘what is it that I really want to do? How am I going to do this? What am I going to do?’ So I made a conscious decision,” Joshi says. After taking a free class at CrossFit Redefined in Spring, Texas, Joshi returned the next day and was hooked. Though he admits it didn’t happen overnight, he also cleaned up his diet. The combination of altered eating habits and daily CrossFit workouts yielded impressive results in a short time. Just four months later, Joshi shocked his doctor with his progress. Joshi’s blood sugar averaged 120 mg/dL, his triglycerides were at 98 mg/dL, and his cholesterol had decreased to 110 mg/dL. He now weighs around 220 or 225 lb. and has gone from six medications to two. “It’s not the easiest thing in the world, but CrossFit saved my life,” Joshi says. Video by Elliot and Lindsay Schrock. The CrossFit Journal — (http://journal.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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RV and Tent Spots Available for 2018 Games



Last year, CrossFit introduced camping as a new option for spectators of the CrossFit Games. For the second year in a row, you can wake up every morning with other CrossFit fans just a short walk from the Coliseum. Consider camping on-site to elevate your Games experience. Camping spots available for purchase now. The 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games will take place Aug. 1-5, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. https://games.crossfit.com/article/madison-club-and-camping-2018-crossfit-games/open The CrossFit Games — (http://games.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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Emma McQuaid: Back on Track



Video by Ross Coughlan Emma McQuaid is an athlete at CrossFit Berserk in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. McQuaid and boyfriend David Wray met and bonded over a shared interest: quad racing. After Wray suffered a bad accident that left him in a wheelchair, McQuaid found she no longer enjoyed being on the racetrack. “I just hated it,” she says. “It was really hard. I hated him not being on the track, definitely missed that.” In search of a new competitive outlet, McQuaid discovered CrossFit. Today, she considers CrossFit her sport. “If I race the quad, it’s for me and for Dave,” she says, “but CrossFit’s just meant for me.” After some time had passed, McQuaid, who finished seventh at the 2017 Meridian Regional, decided to give racing another try. “I’ve probably had the best three months racing in my whole quad-racing career,” she says. In addition to improved grip, core and leg strength on the bike, McQuaid says she’s able to physically pick up Wray and carry him if they venture somewhere without wheelchair access. The CrossFit Journal — (http://journal.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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2018 Service Open, presented by 5.11 Tactical



The Service Open, presented by 5.11 Tactical, is back in 2018! Members of the law-enforcement, firefighter, military and EMT communities have an opportunity in the Service Open to prove themselves as the fittest in their line of work. Make sure to check the appropriate box when signing up for the Open, and get ready to compete with others who serve their communities in the same way you do. When the Open concludes, CrossFit will crown the fittest. Sign up for the Open now. The CrossFit Games — (http://games.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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Nick Massie: Thai Turkey Throwdown



Sam Dancer is in the kitchen with Nick Massie preparing a fun, flavorful meal with ground turkey, vegetables and Thai spices. Ingredients:
▪ 2 tbsp. olive oil
▪ 3/4 cup fresh ginger, roughly chopped
▪ 3/4 cup fresh garlic, roughly chopped
▪ 4 yellow onions, small dice
▪ kosher salt, to taste but typically 6 grams per lb. of ground meat (so 30 grams in this case)
▪ freshly ground black pepper, to taste
▪ 5 lb. ground turkey
▪ 4 yellow onions, small dice
▪ 5 lb. carrots, shredded
▪ 5 lb. mushrooms, quartered
▪ 4 cans bamboo shoots, sliced
▪ 4 cans water chestnuts, sliced
▪ 4 c. coconut milk
▪ 4 c. water
▪ 1/2 c. sambal, plus what you'll use to garnish
▪ 1/4 c. fish sauce
▪ 2 large bunches of cilantro, roughly chopped, plus what you'll need to garnish Instructions:
1. Heat olive oil in two 14-in. sauté pans over high heat. When oil runs like water when pan is tilted side to side, add the ginger and garlic and stir. Cook until garlic begins to toast. Then add onions and a pinch of salt. Stir to incorporate. 2. Season the top side of the turkey with salt and pepper, and place seasoned-side down in the oil, garlic and ginger. Season top side of turkey once more with salt and pepper. Lightly break up turkey. Cook for four minutes. 3. Push all of the turkey to the center of the pan, add the carrots around the edge of the pan, and cover carrots and turkey with mushrooms. Cook for five minutes and then begin folding all ingredients together. 4. Add bamboo shoots, water chestnuts and coconut milk, and bring entire mixture to a simmer. Stir well, break up any turkey chunks, and when mixture has reached a simmer, season with sambal and fish sauce. 5. Stir one final time and then cut the heat. Finish with fresh cilantro and season one final time with salt and pepper to your liking. 6. Portion out into individual containers, and garnish with sambal and cilantro. Refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 6 months. Bon appétit! Video by Nick Massie and Jesse Kahle The CrossFit Journal — (http://journal.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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Our Why: Fighting Diabetes for Family



Video by Lindsay and Elliot Schrock. Growing up in southern Louisiana, Dani Raine found comfort in food. By 22, she was diabetic and struggled with blood-pressure issues in addition to depression and anxiety. “I don’t really know how long I expected to live,” Dani says. In 2007, she married her high-school sweetheart, Travis, but the couple initially had trouble starting a family. After taking metformin, Dani lost some weight and was able to deliver a son, and then a daughter. However, she was anxious and didn’t feel well. When she turned to her doctor for help, he told her he was going to put her on another medication and send her to a therapist. Dani immediately resolved to change her lifestyle before going on any more medication. Travis and Dani cleared out their fridge and began training at Behemoth CrossFit in Cypress, Texas. The affiliate is owned by former CrossFit Games athlete Aja Barto. “Making these changes and going down the right path with CrossFit and nutrition, everything started coming very easy. And results were happening very quickly, from losing weight to getting rid of the little hypoglycemic crashes. … Those quick wins kept us motivated and sticking with it,” Travis says. Today, Dani has lost 123 lb., Travis has lost 60 lb., and both have “fantastic” glucose levels. They point to their children as their source of motivation. “For us now, it’s all about setting the example … and establishing those habits so that they hopefully won’t have to go through the same struggles,” Travis says. The CrossFit Journal — (http://journal.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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Open Registration Is Live



Registration for the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games Open is live! https://games.crossfit.com/register/open/ Sign up now to be a part of the five-week, five-workout online competition that unites CrossFit athletes all over the globe in the first stage of the season. Do it for fun, your affiliate family, fitness or to reach Regionals and fight for a chance to make it to the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin. The CrossFit Games — (http://games.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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CrossFit Podcast Ep. 18.01: Dr. Bob



Dr. Bob is back on the show! This time topics range from bald eagles to inappropriate doctor visits to the ketogenic diet. Notable Mentions:
Sevan Matossian, Dr. Robert S. Spears, Matt Bischel, Mat Fraser, Dave Castro, Rich Froning, Gary Roberts, Cara Hipskind, Hayley Parlen, @crossfitrussia, Mike Suhadolnik, Dr. Craig Backs, Dave Chappell, "Tripping Over the Truth," Travis Christofferson, Otto Warburg, Thomas Seyfried, Ketogenic diet, I am Jocelyn -88lb Weight Loss with CrossFit, Leif Edmundson, Body dysmorphic disorder, Laura Bruner, Howard Stern, Atherosclerosis. The CrossFit Journal — (http://journal.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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Per Ignem CrossFit: Through Fire to Fitness



Phoenix Multisport, a nonprofit founded in Boulder, Colorado, uses CrossFit for athletes who are recovering from addiction. Per Ignem CrossFit, the affiliate within Phoenix Multisport, takes its name from the Latin for “through fire.” “Just like the story of the phoenix rising from the ashes, that’s what happens here for people in recovery,” says founder Scott Strode. Strode, who considers addiction a chronic disease, says CrossFit provides health and wellness benefits, as well as a community aspect that aids tremendously in recovery from addiction. Among those at Phoenix Multisport is well-known CrossFit Games athlete Carleen Mathews, in recovery for alcohol and drug abuse after battling an eating disorder. Mathews, who owns CrossFit Saint Helens in Oregon, says she felt accepted by the CrossFit community right away. CrossFit athlete Rudy Martinez echoes Mathews’ sentiment. “CrossFit has become a safe haven for people in recovery,” Martinez says. “I’m so grateful for CrossFit and Per Ignem CrossFit because it seriously saved my life.” Video by Mike Koslap. The CrossFit Journal — (http://journal.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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2018 Open: We All Start Together



Individuals around the world are preparing for a celebration of community and a test of fitness. It’s an opportunity to set goals, make a commitment and suffer through the process of progress in the company of many friends. From Fittest on Earth to first-timer, we all start together. Registration begins Jan. 11. The Open starts in 49 days. To learn more, go to Games.CrossFit.com and visit a CrossFit affiliate. You can find an affiliate near you at Map.CrossFit.com. The CrossFit Games — (http://games.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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Weightlifting: Snatch Push Press



Ray Regno of CrossFit Weightlifting visits CrossFit HQ. After the Burgener Warm-up, participants go through the skills transfer exercises. "Overhead strength!" yell participants during the snatch push press. For more info and upcoming dates for the CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer Courses: https://training.crossfit.com/weightlifting CrossFit® – Forging Elite Fitness® (http://crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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Is Franny Fit Yet?



“I’m so glad I made that first step,” says Frances Carpenter, reflecting on the transformation she has undergone at CrossFit Inversion in Yorba Linda, California. Since making a 2016 New Year’s resolution to improve her fitness, Carpenter has lost 130 lb., become Instagram famous, and attained new levels of health and happiness. Carpenter is familiar with the fear that often accompanies trying new things, especially when those new things involve slinging barbells with members of the opposite sex. She recalls joining an all-women gym before trying CrossFit because she was too intimidated to work out with men. She eventually overcame her fear and now offers advice to others who want to change but are afraid. Her voice breaks as she expresses gratitude for her new life: “I feel better. … I’ve seen my body change so much, and I’ve seen my health improve.” Video by Lindsay and Elliot Schrock The CrossFit Journal — (http://journal.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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Cody: “I Decided I’m Tired of Being Overweight.”



Growing up, Cody Young always struggled with his weight. He was 130 lb. as a third grader and weighed in at 320 lb. as a high-school sophomore. At the end of his junior year, he was rejected by a girl and his confidence took a major hit. “I had this warped idea that people didn’t like me because I was overweight,” Young says. “Growing up, that’s kind of what you think. You think that every single thing that’s bad that happens to you, ‘Oh, it’s because I’m fat.’” When Young tackled his first workout at North Rim CrossFit in Chico, California, he was able to finish the prescribed five rounds, but it hurt more than he expected. The experience made him realize he wasn’t in the shape he thought he was. “I decided that I’m tired of being overweight,” Young posted on Facebook. He committed to a healthy diet and consistent workouts at the gym. Though his initial goal was to lose 50 lb., he ended up shedding more than 100 lb. in just over a year. Young participated in his first CrossFit competition and started hitting new PRs, sharing his accomplishments on social media. Today, he’s fit, confident and proud of the decision he made. “I didn’t lose weight because I was some special case,” Young says. “No, I made the decision to lose weight. Anybody can do it. You just have to own up to it; you have to realize that you can take control.” Video by Stephen Diaz The CrossFit Journal — (http://journal.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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CrossFit WOD 180102



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This chipper should push your muscular stamina while being metabolically taxing. Drop the reps and modify the movements for the exercises you struggle with. Try to avoid any one exercise taking more than 8 minutes. Intermediate Option
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60 pull-ups
60 push-ups
100 sit-ups
100 squats Beginner Option
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50 ring rows
50 knee push-ups
50 sit-ups
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CrossFit Podcast Ep. 17.34: Mike Suhadolnik and Dr. Craig Backs



Dr. Craig Backs and 74-year-old CrossFit Instinct coach Mike Suhadolnik are on the show to discuss longevity, diabetes, obesity and the future of CrossFit. Sevan Matossian, Mike Suhadolnik, Dr. Craig Backs, Andréa Cecil, “Live to 100, Die on Your Feet,” Gary Taubes, CrossFit Instinct, Greg Glassman, CrossFit Health, bariatric surgery, “Enhancing Fitness at Decatur Memorial,” “The War of Art,” Steven Pressfield, Tim Hahn, Molly Hahn, Josh Bridges, CrossFit Decatur, CDC, Coca-Cola. The CrossFit Podcast is also available on:
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-crossfit-podcast/id1155283656?mt=2 Google Play – https://play.google.com/music/m/Ikknrafw7ly5igxpgod5qzrvmz4?t%3DThe_CrossFit_Podcast%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16 The CrossFit Journal — (http://journal.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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Jandi: Keep at It



Jandi Pereida always cared about being fit and active, but she eventually found herself prioritizing her career over her health. At first, she didn’t realize that her lifestyle was affecting every area of her life, from how she felt in her clothes to how much she interacted with others. “I remember just not wanting to go out as much,” she says. “I remember there was a time in my life where I shied away from the camera.” Eventually she saw a picture of herself and had an ah-ha moment. “I was completely unaware of how unhealthy I had become. I just kind of lost track of taking care of myself,” she explains. She started spending time on the treadmill at a local gym, but she felt unmotivated until she found North Rim CrossFit in Chico, California. “Doing CrossFit has really helped me a lot,” she says. “There’s accountability. There’s encouragement. There’s a positive environment and community, and there’s a little bit of competitiveness.” Video by Stephen Diaz. The CrossFit Journal — (http://journal.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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Jandi



Jandi Pereida always cared about being fit and active, but she eventually found herself prioritizing her career over her health. At first, she didn’t realize that her lifestyle was affecting every area of her life, from how she felt in her clothes to how much she interacted with others. “I remember just not wanting to go out as much,” she says. “I remember there was a time in my life where I shied away from the camera.” Eventually she saw a picture of herself and had an ah-ha moment. “I was completely unaware of how unhealthy I had become. I just kind of lost track of taking care of myself,” she explains. She started spending time on the treadmill at a local gym, but she felt unmotivated until she found North Rim CrossFit in Chico, California. “Doing CrossFit has really helped me a lot,” she says. “There’s accountability. There’s encouragement. There’s a positive environment and community, and there’s a little bit of competitiveness.” Video by Stephen Diaz. The CrossFit Journal — (http://journal.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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Roots of Revolution – The Games in Motion



Stay in one place long enough and you’ll put down some roots. In California, those roots look like a rusty peanut roaster beneath a scoreboard from the 2007 CrossFit Games. A hundred years later, long after the fading 2009 Games banner has disintegrated at The Ranch, someone might dig up a few rusty rods and wonder why they were driven into the ground at the foot of the hill in a seemingly random pattern. They’re roots—artifacts from the fitness revolution. In Carson, the roots are the Pigs, Worms, Big Bobs and signature bumper plates Rogue sold off to local gyms for years; the CrossFit stickers that “decorate” the StubHub Center press box; and the gouges in the walls where heavy barbells came to rest. The roots are also the signature moments tied to the unique geography: Camille Leblanc-Bazinet’s unbroken sets of muscle-ups under the lights, a line of athletes running at the top of the hill above the soccer field, the SoCal sun reflected off the metal tracks to light up Julie Foucher in the Double Banger, Rich Froning with an arm in the air in the Tennis Stadium—four times in a row. In 2017, the Games were contested outside California for the first time, and we’re putting down new roots in Wisconsin. We’re building a modern Colossus of Fitness that’s doing sumo deadlift high pulls on the isthmus with one Nano in each lake. We carved a cyclocross track into a dog park and drilled an obstacle course into the Alliant Energy Center. We churned the waters of Lake Monona with the Fittest on Earth from 14 to 65. We decorated the city, and five months after the Games, elevators in Madison hotels still close their doors to unite Mat Fraser’s torso with his legs. We introduced the world to 100-lb. Cheese Curds, hurdled hay bales and flooded the Midwest with a new batch of Games gear. And we’re coming back in 2018. Big time. We’re making improvements to the Alliant Energy Center. We heard your requests, and we’re stepping up to make the spectator experience even better in 2018. Plans were in motion before Tia-Clair Toomey left the building with the oversized check in August. Dave Castro and the Games team have already been back to Madison, and they’re putting down more roots. You’ll see what we mean in August, but trust us: You won’t want to miss the new tests that will face the Fittest on Earth. The Games are tougher every year, and the 12th installment won’t be any different. In 2018, expect more. Expect bigger. Expect better. Expect fitter. The competition season starts Feb. 22 with the Open. Register starting Jan. 11. The CrossFit Games — (http://games.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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Rory in Ireland: Episode 4



In the fourth and final installment of “Rory in Ireland,” CrossFit Games host Rory McKernan immerses himself in the Emerald Isle’s natural beauty, music, culture, popular sports and, of course, local CrossFit community. McKernan accompanies the owners of CrossFit Ennis on a visit to the Cliffs of Moher, which he describes as “one of the most amazing, crazy things in my life.” Later that day, he enjoys a traditional Irish music festival featuring live jam sessions and moving a cappella performances throughout Ennis’ bars and restaurants. “I’m going back strictly to go to that music festival,” McKernan says. McKernan also tries his hand at two of the country’s most popular sports, golfing with Alan Burnell of CrossFit Unlaois’D and hurling—characterized as “field hockey meets lacrosse meets a cage fight meets ‘Mad Max’“—with the team from Kilkenny, considered among the best in Ireland. In addition, McKernan works up a sweat at CrossFit Ennis—where a member celebrating a birthday mistakes him for a male stripper—and CrossFit Limerick. As with any successful trip, the experience leaves him wanting more. “I can’t wait to go back and get another crack at it. There’s nothing but good things to say about Ireland, about the CrossFit community there, and I’m just dying to see them again.” Video by Ian Wittenber. The CrossFit Journal — (http://journal.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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CrossFit Podcast Ep. 17.33: Fit Mamas



CrossFit HQ Staff members and fit mamas Nicole Peyton and Laura Bruner join the podcast. The crew discusses tales from parenthood, CrossFit during pregnancy, sex during pregnancy, and everything in between. Notable Mentions:
Sevan Matossian, Nicole Peyton, Laura Bruner, Matt Bischel, Jay Vera, Radical Roots, Paige Driscoll, Dan Bailey, Modern Mamas Podcast, Chad Peyton, Hayley Parlen, Cat and Cloud Coffee Co., Verve Coffee Roasters, Naveen Hattis, CrossFit Santa Cruz, CrossFit Aptos, Zac Pine. CrossFit® – Forging Elite Fitness® (http://crossfit.com)
The CrossFit Journal — (http://journal.crossfit.com)
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Weightlifting: High Hang Snatch



Ray Regno of CrossFit Weightlifting visits CrossFit HQ and demos how to create the vertical momentum needed for a successful snatch. For more info about the CrossFit Specialty Course: Weightlifting, click here.: https://training.crossfit.com/weightlifting CrossFit® – Forging Elite Fitness® (http://crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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CrossFit Podcast Ep. 17.32: David Osorio



CrossFit South Brooklyn owner and head coach David Osorio sits down with Sevan to discuss his decade of experience as an affiliate owner, how he's grown his affiliate, and lighter topics like tattoos and relationships. Notable Mentions:
Sevan Matossian, David Osorio, Matt Bischel, Adrian Bozman, CrossFit South Brooklyn, Austin Malleolo, James Hobart, Pat Barber, CrossFit Santa Cruz, Nadia Shatila, Brian Powers, Pat Sherwood, Reebok Nano 2.0, Christian Lucero. The CrossFit Journal — (http://journal.crossfit.com)
The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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CrossFit Athletes Take First in Ragnar Relay



This year, Ragnar Relay introduced a new CrossFit Division in its races, running events that are typically 24 or more hours long and performed on trail loops or en route to a destination. Dave Castro, Director of the CrossFit Games, put together a CrossFit super team to take on the Ragnar Trail Alafia River—FL race held Dec. 7-8 in Tampa, Florida. The last race of the year challenged teams of eight to run three different trails in relay format. All eight runners had to complete all three trails. The team, 36 Run Club, comprised Castro and Games athletes Rich Froning, Patrick Vellner, Dan Bailey, Kristi Eramo, Alex Parker, Chyna Cho and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet. “(Ragnar is) an opportunity for gyms, affiliates, people to come together, hang out and camp out, spend some time together, have fun and be around others from their local community,” Castro says. 36 Run Club took first in the CrossFit Division with a final time of 22:20:13, and each person ran a total of 15.4 miles. Overall, the crew was fourth out of 161 teams. All 2018 Ragnar Relay events will feature a CrossFit Division. Video by Mike Koslap. The CrossFit Games — (http://games.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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Rory in Ireland: Episode 3



In Episode 3 of “Rory in Ireland,” CrossFit Games host Rory McKernan explores his heritage and meets some extended family members for the first time. “Think about your extended family,” McKernan says, “and then think about if you had never met them. Then think about if they lived in a foreign land and they had a crazy accent and you really didn’t know that much about them. This is kind of the situation that I walked into.” McKernan continues his tour of Ireland’s affiliates with a visit to CrossFit Bad Bear, a rural gym that runs out of a converted horse shed in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. After fighting cancer, affiliate owner Damian Mcgreevy opened CrossFit Bad Bear to improve the health and wellness of others. “I don’t want to be another 12-week program … . I want to be part of people’s lives, and the only way I could think of doing it was CrossFit. It’s the only way that works, in my eyes. It’s the only way that you can actually make a change in someone’s health that feeds into their real life,” Mcgreevy says. The CrossFit Journal — (http://journal.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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Nick Massie: Beef and Shrimp Tampiqueña With Christmas Pico



Nick Massie of Paleo Nick is in the kitchen with sp guest Sam Dancer, preparing a holiday feast fit for an athlete. Give the gift of balanced nutrition with Massie’s recipe for beef and shrimp tampiqueña, a festive riff on a classic Mexican meat dish. Feliz Navidad! For the Beef:
• 1 beef tenderloin* (5-7 lb.), trimmed of silver skin and tied to a uniform thickness**
• 1 tbsp. olive oil
• ½ cup Cheechako Tako spice blend, or Mexican seasoning listed below
• 4 ft. of butchers twine Preparation: Preheat oven to 450 F.
Rub beef with olive oil and spice blend until uniformly coated on all sides.
Place seasoned beef on a foil-lined sheet pan and place in the oven.
Roast until the center of the thickest part of the tenderloin reads 120 F.
Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes before removing twine and slicing.
See plating instructions.
* You can use flank steak, skirt steak, ribeye, sirloin, tri-tip, etc. You can also grill these cuts instead of roasting them.
** You do not have to tie the tenderloin; it simply helps the meat cook uniformly. Mexican Spice Blend Combine the following ingredients:
• 2 tbsp. ancho chile powder
• 2 tbsp. kosher salt
• 1 tbsp. granulated garlic
• 1 tbsp. onion powder
• 1 tbsp. ground cumin
• 1 tbsp. dried oregano leaves
• ½ tbsp. ground black pepper
• 1 tsp. chipotle powder For the Shrimp:
• 2 lb. wild shrimp, peeled and deveined
• 6 cloves fresh garlic, smashed and minced
• 1 tbsp. olive oil
• kosher salt, to taste
• black pepper, to taste
• juice of one lime Heat a large sauté pan (14 in.) over high heat.
Add olive oil and garlic to the pan and stir until garlic begins to toast.
Season the top side of the shrimp with kosher salt and pepper, and place them seasoned-side down in the pan. Immediately season the other side of the shrimp with salt and pepper.
Stir shrimp to incorporate garlic.
Allow to cook for 60 seconds and then add the fresh lime juice.
Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes longer or until shrimp are just cooked through.
Cut the heat and see plating instructions.
For the Christmas Pico:
• 2 large tomatoes, washed, cored and small-diced
• ½ large red onion, small-diced
• juice of 2 limes
• ½ jalapeño, minced
• ½ bunch of fresh cilantro, chiffonade (finely chopped)
• 1 garlic clove, smashed into paste
• kosher salt, to taste
• black pepper, to taste Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and season with kosher salt and pepper to your liking.
See plating instructions.
Plating Instructions:
• 2 c. cheddar or Mexican cheese blend
• 1 bunch of fresh cilantro Slice beef into medallions ½-to-1-in. thick and place them on a large, oven-safe serving platter.
Top beef with shrimp and cheese.
Place platter in a hot oven or under the broiler for 60-90 seconds, just long enough for the cheese to melt, but not become crispy.
Remove from oven, top with Christmas Pico and garnish plate with cilantro.
Tell your family and friends that you love them and that this platter is proof!
Merry Christmas! The CrossFit Journal — (http://journal.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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CrossFit South Brooklyn’s Group Class Expectations: Part 6 – Journal Preview



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The CrossFit Journal — (http://journal.crossfit.com) In this new series, CrossFit South Brooklyn owner and head coach David Osorio draws on 10 years of experience to offer guidance on different aspects of coaching group classes. In Part 6, Osorio discusses outdoor logistics and the importance of having standards for how coaches and members conduct themselves when engaging with the environment outside the gym. He explains members should be mindful of their roles as ambassadors for their box and the CrossFit community. That means they should consider others even if doing so adds a few seconds to their workouts. For additional tips from Osorio, visit InsidetheAffiliate.com. Video by Michael Dalton. The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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