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A Good Fit

While spending a few days in the Bay Area after the IHRSA show last month, news of the shooting deaths of four Oakland police officers was all over the TV and newspapers. One club company, CrossFit, raised almost $13,000 last Saturday for the families of the slain officers.

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and elite and professional athletes. According to an article in the Oakland Tribune, athletes were asked to donate at least $10 to participate in a workout that included several repetitions of sit-ups, pull-ups and a 400-meter run with weights that ranged from 10 to 80 pounds.

CrossFit has received some good publicity in other media recently. Check out the comments section of this story in Health magazine, for which we reported on Monday.

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