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Justin Bailey

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Upcoming Blog Series

After a month of blogging, I have to say that I’ve enjoyed the discipline of writing consistently.  Discipline is the right word, because there are plenty of days when I don’t feel like writing.  But I’ve found that it is a lot like working out,…
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February 28, 2011
Fitness

Church of CrossFit (10): CrossFit and the Cross

In my previous post I wrote that CrossFit is often accused of elitism, and I concluded that it was guilty.  Its mission of “forging elite fitness” has indeed led its adherents to elitism.  In other words, they truly believe that they are training the most…
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February 25, 2011
Fitness

Church of CrossFit (9): CrossFit Cult?

Up until this point, I’ve been examining CrossFit from a very positive light.  Is there a dark side as well?  Some in the fitness community say yes.  When I called XSport to cancel my membership, the lady on the phone said, “Oh, yeah my brother…
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February 23, 2011
Fitness

Church of Crossfit (8): Invisible, Universal, Online

The center of the CrossFit world is invisible, yet it connects CrossFitters and CrossFit churches all over the world.  Today’s post will investigate the Mecca of the CrossFit movement, the CrossFit HQ main site: www.crossfit.com. The focus of the site is a sort of Daily…
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February 21, 2011
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FML

I decided to take a break from the CrossFit series to write about something that’s been bothering me for awhile. Back in the days of XSport, I was walking from my car into the gym.  As I neared the entrance, a Porsche sped by me…
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February 18, 2011
Fitness

Church of Crossfit (7): Heroes and Saints

Every movement has its saints.  These individuals are the ones who embody the movement; they set the standard for what others aspire to become.  In this post, I’d like to explore the “saints” of the Church of CrossFit: professional CrossFitters. There are two groups of…
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February 16, 2011