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CrossFit Health Book Club and Webinar for December

Welcome to the CrossFit Health Book Club. Each month, we will announce the title of a book based on a health topic we will cover through articles, social-media posts, IG lives, and webinars. The book for December 2022 is “Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health—and Improving Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, and More.” We would love for you to read along with us and provide feedback and questions for our webinar in the comments below.

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CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course for Healthcare Professionals

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Last weekend, November 12-13, 2022, the first CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course for Healthcare Professionals (HCP-L1) was launched at CrossFit 1904 in San Diego, California. The HCP-L1 is a private course open to all licensed healthcare providers and healthcare administrators. In San Diego, the participants were emergency-room doctors, neurologists, psychologists, nurses, physical therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers, an acupuncturist, and an ear, nose, and throat doctor.

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Dr. Cory Jenks — Permission to Care

Dr. Cory Jenks, doctor of pharmacy, comedian, speaker, and author, sits down with Mike Giardina at the Symposium for Metabolic Health in San Diego, California. Why is a licensed pharmacist at a metabolic health conference? Well, Dr. Jenks has a very powerful message that has been transmitted through in-person events and his new book: “Permission to Care: Building a Healthcare Culture that Thrives in Chaos.” Dr. Jenks wants healthcare professionals to stop acting like robots and learn to adapt to the unexpected. The principles he teaches can be applied right away, and they are not only for healthcare professionals — they can also apply to CrossFit coaches.

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CrossFit Health Book Club for November: “The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential”

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From the publisher: “You can literally do the impossible. You can overcome disease, improve your mental health and physical performance, and even control your physiology so you can thrive in any stressful situation.” With The Wim Hof Method, this trailblazer of human potential shares a method that anyone can use — young or old, sick or healthy — to supercharge their capacity for strength, vitality, and happiness.

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Training CrossFit With Cancer

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In this panel from the 2022 CrossFit Games, Allison Betof Warner, MD and Ph.D., and affiliate owner Amy Hollingsworth join Mike Giardina to discuss the current guidelines and recommendations for training athletes in cancer treatment or remission, and running a successful cancer program in a CrossFit affiliate.

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How CrossFit Saved Griffen Bradds’ Life — The Story of CrossFit Rebuild

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Griffen Bradds and his wife were walking in their neighborhood when a driver took a turn too fast and struck them both with his car. Bradds’ wife was knocked unconscious, but Bradds could remember every moment of the accident as if it was playing in slow motion. As the scene unfolded, Bradds found the movements he practiced in CrossFit played a crucial role in his ability to avoid a major catastrophe. Here, he shares the story of how CrossFit saved his life — in more ways than one.

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CrossFit Health Book Club for October: "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance"

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From the publisher: "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living" was written for healthcare professionals, championing the benefits of carbohydrate restriction to manage insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and type-2 diabetes. In response, our athlete friends asked "What about us?" This companion book is our answer. ... The keto-adapted athlete benefits from superior fuel flow not only when nearing glycogen depletion, but also during training, recovery, and in response to resistance exercise as well.

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Working With Larger-Bodied Athletes

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In this interview, Athena Perez and Dr. Amy West sit down with Mike Giardina to discuss their new one-day course: “Working With Larger Bodies.” Perez explains how her own experiences led to her development of the course, stemming from witnessing some common gaps in coaching when larger-bodied athletes were in the class.

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