Inside The Box: How Crossfit ® Shredded The Rules, Stripped Down The Gym, And Rebuilt My Body?

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• CrossFit Games: The History, Game and Beyond (2013) by Rich Froning and Bret Contreras (pp. 65–66)

*Although most people train in a box with limited equipment, I run my own training program out at the dog track in California where there is ample privacy to work with heavy weights, handle sled loads and ergometer bicycle sessions alongside my Olympic-style training schedule that includes running sprints down the tracks beside race horses and planing through light weight room workouts consisting of Olympic lifts and body-weight moves similar to those found in today’s popular high-intensity interval workouts or CrossFit® Programming. — René Furterer

“CrossFit is not a gym; it’s an obsession. In other words, it’s the white whale that inspires maddening behavior on social media from true believers who can’t get enough of their particular flavor of CrossFit, which is all about fueling your mind while blasting major muscles without caring too much about nutrition or rest days” [In Search Of The White Whale , By Robyn Blumner for CNN].

When Is The New Crossfit Documentary Coming Out?

Whether you’re a new Crossfit fanatic or a veteran, everyone has a question – when is the new Athlete documentary going to be released? It isn’t telling us. That makes it hard for certain coaches and athletes that might not have been interviewed yet but were hoping they would make the cut. It turns out, there’s no set release date either. In February 2018, CBS Sports posted an article about the documentary on Instagram story sharing an image with Coach Glassman stating “… soon™.” The post received “likes” from thousands of fans who obviously want to know when they can catch the full video. We reached out to Crossfit HQ for more information and here’s what we heard back: The journey is just beginning! There are so many great stories left in this life that haven’t been told yet – starting now! Stay tuned as things continue to move forward — there’s so much more coming 💯 soon™#AthleteOfTheYear2019 #CrossFitLife2019 — Dave (@djcoachglassman) February 9, 2019


inside the box: how crossfit ® shredded the rules, stripped down the gym, and rebuilt my body?


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