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Since 2001, CrossFit.com has provided daily workouts, articles, and videos in support of the CrossFit community and methodology. For older content, visit the CrossFit Journal archives from 2002-2016 and 2016-2018.

WOD Demo: Amy Bream Does Ellen

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Two-time CrossFit Games athlete in the Lower Extremity division, Amy Bream takes on benchmark workout Ellen. Watch her finish 159 reps in just over nine minutes. Ellen: 3 rounds for time of: 20 burpees, 21 dumbbell snatches, 12 dumbbell thrusters. Use a single dumbbell on the snatches and a pair for the thrusters.

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Shoulder Joint Mobility

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Elijah Schoepp, a doctor of physical therapy and a coach at CrossFit Up, offers tips on shoulder mobility and prep work for today’s handstand push-up workout. “You want that stuff to be awake, so that when you get into the workout you’re not overcooking yourself — so it’s not a surprise to your muscles,” Schoepp explains.

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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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What is the Affiliate Community Empowerment Program?

CrossFit affiliates change lives. From losing weight, to reversing chronic disease, to achieving optimal fitness and health, the first step is often that step through the door of a CrossFit affiliate. And one reason the experience of joining an affiliate is so impactful is because affiliates support not only physical health but mental health as well. Realizing this, CrossFit’s affiliate team has been hard at work developing a program to empower affiliate owners and coaches to positively impact the lives of athletes who have experienced trauma.

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Podcast: Why the CrossFit Open Is Special — With CEO Don Faul and Adrian Bozman

“What makes (the Open) worth it is all the things we’ve been talking about so far — the camaraderie, the fact that anybody can do it. What a confidence boost to take anybody who’s not athletic, isn’t particularly health-conscious, and over the course of time they can enter into something like this and see success, whatever that looks like to them. Maybe it’s just the fact that they did it … and that’s worth far more than any combination of movements that’s gonna come out of the Hopper.” — Adrian Bozman

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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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Inside the Certified CrossFit Level 4 Coach Performance Evaluation

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The Certified CrossFit Level 4 Coach (CF-L4) performance evaluation officially launches for sign up in December!  It’s worth a deep dive into the CF-L4 to explain how we developed this evaluation, give you a sense of what it entails, and tell you why it’s not only groundbreaking within CrossFit, but also within the greater fitness and strength-and-conditioning world. Let’s get into it! 

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