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Episode #17
Crossfit Invitational

Broadcasted on : 13/10/2012 08:30 am

Replays : 13/10/2012 09:00 pm

The Climax of the first series of the BOX culminated with the LIVE broadcast of The inaugural CrossFit Invitational team Europe vs Team USA, presented by Reebok. The best European and American CrossFit athletes went head to head in a series of CrossFit workouts to see who is the best. The teams were captained by the reigning 2011 & 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games champions: Team Europe by Annie Thorisdottir and Team U.S.A. by Rich Froning Jr. The competition was fierce so watch now to see all the action as it unfolded and find out which team turned out victorious ...

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Episode #1 - What is Crossfit? 14/04/2012 07:30 am

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14/04/2012 07:30 am

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18/04/2012 07:30 am

19/04/2012 00:15 am

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This opening programme gives viewers an introduction to CrossFit and outlines the series of "The Box".
It features an interview with the founder of the CrossFit movement Greg Glassman who explains its origins and philosophy. Expert CrossFit trainers describe the day to day benefits and the type of workouts involved.
There will also be background on the CrossFit Games which is an annual test of the leading CrossFitters to find the Fittest man and Fittest woman on Earth.

episode #2 - The UK 21/04/2012 07:30 am

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21/04/2012 07:30 am

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26/04/2012 00:15 am

26/04/2012 07:30 am

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The second episode of “the box” travels to Stockport in the UK to meet some of the people who have started to engage with CrossFit and reveals the impact that it has made on their lives. Amongst others we will meet Chris Cracknell, an international Rugby 7’s player who uses CrossFit for improving his body shape and Tristan Dickson, a former soldier who saw his life completely changed since he discovered CrossFit 18 months ago. This episode also provides an opportunity to see CrossFit in action through the participants completing a WOD (workout of the day) under the direction of the coach Carl Dickson.

episode #3 - France and Germany 28/04/2012 07:30 am

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28/04/2012 07:30 am

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02/05/2012 07:30 am

04/05/2012 00:15 am

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Episode 3: France and Germany In France we’ll travel to the Cross Fit box of Toulouse, a city located in the South West of the country. The Box has opened its doors in last January under the direction of Alberic Françon. The WOD we'll follow there is guided by the National Coach for France, Daniel Chaffey. We'll meet also with Yohann Gigord, a semi professional rugby player who is one of the best French CrossFitters and also a serious candidate for the French Reebok CrossFit Fitness Championships. We’ll also travel to Germany, Nuremberg in Bavaria, where a new Box has opened its doors a few weeks ago. The Box is run by the coach Drake Sladky and his colleague Justin Sprague, (both American). Drake has been involved in CrossFit for 5 years. We’ll meet with 2 CrossFit addicts: Mintra Mattison, 30, a young fitness fan and Dianne Liebenow, 66, a grandmother who practices CrossFit in order to stay healthy for her grand children.

episode #4 - Italy AND Spain 05/05/2012 07:30 am

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05/05/2012 07:30 am

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09/05/2012 00:15 am

11/05/2012 07:30 am

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In Italy, we’ll travel to the CrossFit box of Parma, in Emilia-Romagna and meet with the head coach Federico Biasetti Among the CrossFitters training in the Box, we’ll meet with Federico’s mother Ivana Bertolotti who is 58, took up CrossFit 1 year ago and enjoys the community aspect of The Box. We will also meet a strong candidate for the Italian Reebok CrossFit Fitness Championship Giacomo Giovanardi who has always been passionate about sport and started CrossFit 1 ½ years ago. In Spain, we’ll go to the Box of Alcorcon, a city in the metropolitan area south-west of Madrid and is headed up by Fran José Rodriguez & Nacho Merino. We’ll meet with Sara Jurado, 25, a former athlete who is one of the favourites to win the Spanish Reebok CrossFit Fitness Championship and Angel Monje, 44, a successful businessman who for the past 3 years has enjoyed keeping fit through CrossFit

episode #5 - Sweden and Russia 12/05/2012 07:30 am

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12/05/2012 07:30 am

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15/05/2012 00:15 am

17/05/2012 07:30 am

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This week The Box will travel to Stockholm in Sweden where Rickard Walen the Head Coach has set up a CrossFit Box directly in the city center. We'll meet one member, Thomas Mellgren, 34, who discovered CrossFit 2 years ago after quitting his office job to open a flower shop with his wife which is only few meters from the Box where he CrossFits.
We will also hear the story Karl Dyall, a of professional dancer, whose carreer was saved by CrossFit after he had suffered from a serious hip and leg injury in 2005.
After Sweden, The Box will stop in Moscow, Russia. The Russian Head Coach, Eugeny Bodachev, will demonstrate his “Russian special”: a WOD organized outside, in the middle of a park in the city center.
We will meet one member Julia Sedova, 25. After starting CrossFit 1 year ago she has fallen in love with the Sport of Fitness so much and decided to quit her day job as a financial planner to become a fulltime CrossFit coach and is in the process of setting up a new Box in Moscow, which should open in June.

episode #6 - WOD Special, Hamilton v Lorenzo + UK On Ramp 19/05/2012 07:30 am

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19/05/2012 07:30 am

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22/05/2012 07:30 am

25/05/2012 00:00 am

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This week, two of the world’s most high profile motorsports personalities come together in Barcelona for a special CrossFit throw down to see who is the fittest … 2008 Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and 2010 Moto GP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo come together for The Box sharing their experience of CrossFit and demonstrating the challenges of a WOD (workout of the day). Both are CrossFit addicts so do not miss this episode to find out who is the best! The Box will also return to the UK, where Carl Dickson head coach of The Box in Manchester, will introduce and teach the correct way to practice the 9 fundamental movements that will make up the final WOD for the competitors of the inaugural Reebok CrossFit Fitness Championship UK, which will be held in Birmingham on Saturday, 2 June, 2012 .

episode #7 - On Ramp in Italy & France 26/05/2012 07:30 am

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26/05/2012 07:30 am

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29/05/2012 07:30 am

02/06/2012 00:15 am

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This week The Box traveled to Italy and met with Elisabetta Canalis, who shared the benefits of CrossFit with us while attending one of Europe’s biggest health & fitness exhibitions - Rimini Wellness. Through two CrossFit participants Martina Barbaro and Stefano Migliorini, The Box will also outline the correct way to practice the 9 fundamental CrossFit movements that the future participants of the upcoming Reebok CrossFit Fitness Championship Italy (Rome, 23 June 2012) will have to complete. The Box will also return to Toulouse in France. Daniel Chaffey, the head coach, will teach a special session to help the qualified participants prepare for the Reebok CrossFit Fitness Championship France (Paris, 16 June 2012). We will catch up on the personal journeys of Yohann Gigord, Alberic Françon and Isabelle Turroques as they have now qualified for the Reebok CrossFit Fitness Championship France. We will also introduce a new strong competitor - Elise Labrunie (Yohann’s girlfriend), who is member of the French National Rugby team.

episode #8 - On Ramp in Russia and Spain 02/06/2012 07:30 am

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02/06/2012 07:30 am

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05/06/2012 07:30 am

05/06/2012 09:45 pm

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This week, The Box will revisit Moscow. The head coach, Eugeny Bogachev will help the CrossFitters improve their technique before starting a team WOD. We will be introduced to Alexander Smirnov, a student in nuclear physics who started CrossFit 2 years ago and aims to take one of the top spots in the Reebok CrossFit Fitness Championship Russia (14 July 2012) just like Ivan Philippov, Marat Mukhametdinov or Aurora Asseserova.The Box will also head down to Madrid, to the Box Mundo CrossFit where Nacho Merino, the head coach, prepared a special session with the all the qualified athletes for the Reebok CrossFit Fitness Championship Spain (Green Canal Golf Club, Madrid, June 9, 2012). Finally there will be catch up with Jesus Alba, a fireman who works in Illescas, near Toledo, and is a favorite to win the championship in Spain.

episode #9 - On Ramp in Austria and Sweden 09/06/2012 07:30 am

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09/06/2012 07:30 am

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14/06/2012 07:30 am

15/06/2012 00:15 am

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This week, The Box will go to Vienna, Austria with Sebastian Rieder Head Coach for Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. We will meet Philipp Wöhrle, 26, qualified athlete for the RCFFC final in Berlin on July 7th. He has been CrossFitting for over 12 months. He will take part in a very technical WOD supported by all his friends. We’ll learn more about one of the 9 functional movements of CrossFit, the Sumo Deadlift High Pull. Afterwards, we’ll head north to Sweden, where we'll again meet Head Coach Rickard Walen and the dancer Karl Dyall. Numi Katrinarsson and his girlfriend, Elin Johnsdottir will share some thoughts from their home in Stockholm (?). In the Nordic box, we will also meet Louise Akesson, one of the best athletes of the country. Together they will work to improve their technique before doing a short and intense WOD.

episode #10 - Uk RCFFC 16/06/2012 07:30 am

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16/06/2012 07:30 am

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19/06/2012 07:30 am

20/06/2012 00:15 am

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Today, the final of the first 2012 Reebok CrossFit Fitness Championships takes place in Birmingham. 60 athletes from all over the UK are competing in 4 different WODs and are ready to push themselves to the limit. The best male/female athlete will be crowned at the end of this tremendous day.Watch the episode now to discover the CrossFit stars of tomorrow.

episode #11 - ES RCFFC 23/06/2012 07:30 am

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23/06/2012 07:30 am

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26/06/2012 07:30 am

27/06/2012 00:15 am

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It's competition time. Today the Reebok CrossFit Fitness Championships will take place in Madrid, Spain. You'll enjoy highlights from the competition where 60 men and women from all over Spain will compete in 4 different WODs. We will also meet and hear the stories of some athletes, like Jose Miguel Diaz, 39 and Veronica Selis, 36. Nacho Merino the head coach from Spain will guide us through the days events and the best athletes will be crowned at the end of the day.

episode #12 - FR RCFFC 30/06/2012 07:30 am

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30/06/2012 07:30 am

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03/07/2012 00:00 am

03/07/2012 07:30 am

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It's competition time again. Today the Reebok CrossFit Fitness Championships will take place in Paris, France You'll enjoy highlights from the competition where 60 men and women from all over France will compete in 4 different WODs. We will also meet and hear the stories of some athletes, like Johann Gigord, 28 and Lea Boule, 21. Watch this episode to find out what happened in the day’s events and see who will be crowned Champion at the end of the day.

episode #13 - IT RCFFC 07/07/2012 08:30 am

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07/07/2012 08:30 am

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09/07/2012 11:00 pm

10/07/2012 07:30 am

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It's competition time again. Today the Reebok CrossFit Fitness Championship will take place in Roma, Italy You'll enjoy highlights from the competition where 60 men and women from all over Italy will compete in 4 different WODs. We will also meet and hear the stories of some athletes, like Elena Salsi, 29 and Francesco Allejo, 24. Watch this episode to find out what happened in the day’s events and see who will be crowned Champion at the end of the day.

episode #14 - DE RCFF 14/07/2012 07:30 am

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14/07/2012 07:30 am

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16/07/2012 11:00 pm

17/07/2012 07:30 am

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Today the Reebok CrossFit Fitness Championship will take place in Berlin, Germany. You'll enjoy highlights from the competition where 60 men and women from all over Germany will compete in 4 different WODs. We will also meet and hear the stories of some athletes, like Nadine Leinweber, a former top judo athlete, Goran Stefanovski, 28 and Leo Loehr, 34. Watch this episode to find out what happened in this particular day of competition. It will be an episode full of surprise.

episode #15 - RU RCFFC 21/07/2012 07:30 am

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21/07/2012 07:30 am

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23/07/2012 11:00 pm

24/07/2012 07:30 am

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It's competition time again. Today the Reebok CrossFit Fitness Championship will take place in the Gorky Park, in Moscow, Russia. You'll enjoy highlights from the competition where 60 men and women from all over Russia will compete in 4 different WODs. We will also meet and hear the stories of some athletes, like Aleksey Nemtsov 29 , a crossfit coach , Danila shokhin 27, Olga Portnova 27,and others . Watch this episode to find out what happened in this particular day of competition. It will be an episode full of surprise.

episode #16 - SE RCFFC 06/10/2012 07:30 am

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06/10/2012 07:30 am

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08/10/2012 12:15 pm

10/10/2012 08:45 am

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For Episode 16 of the BOX we’ll move up North for the Reebok CrossFit Fitness Championship in Stockholm. You'll enjoy highlights from the 2 days competitions where some of the best European athletes were competing in 5 different WODs. We will also meet and hear the stories of some athletes, like Ellinor Rehnstrom, Bjork Odinsdottir, 24, Katrin Davidsdottir, 19, Numi Snaer Katrinarsson, 32, Johannes Gustavsson, 33 and others . Watch this episode to find out what happened in this particular competition.

episode #17 - Crossfit Invitational 13/10/2012 08:30 am

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13/10/2012 08:30 am

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13/10/2012 09:00 pm

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The Climax of the first series of the BOX culminated with the LIVE broadcast of The inaugural CrossFit Invitational team Europe vs Team USA, presented by Reebok. The best European and American CrossFit athletes went head to head in a series of CrossFit workouts to see who is the best. The teams were captained by the reigning 2011 & 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games champions: Team Europe by Annie Thorisdottir and Team U.S.A. by Rich Froning Jr. The competition was fierce so watch now to see all the action as it unfolded and find out which team turned out victorious ...

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