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Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.Full Story >
Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in...Full Story >
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Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...Full Story >
Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in a war that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 31...Full Story >
Crossfit athletes say it is; liberating, intense, invigorating, and life-changing.
"It's fun, it's addicting. Everyday you come in here and get to push yourself to a new level," said one athlete. "You never know what you're going to do but you know you're going to get a full body work out with it."
It's an exploding fitness phenomenon.
There are more than 50 gyms in northeast Ohio dedicated to the cross fit strength and conditioning program.
"You have some people who come in and they just want to lose weight. They'll lose a great deal of weight, but more importantly, their body will change," said trainer Carl Sandridge.
Trainers claim that the same routines can be used for both the elderly and cage fighters preparing for a bout. Carl Sandridge of Ctown Cross Fit adds it's all about scalability.
"The movements don't have to differ, it's just the intensity level," added Carl Sanridge.
But with such intensity can come danger -- things like slipped discs, muscle tears, or something called rhabdomyolosis which, if left untreated, could be life threatening.
"The muscle fibers break down and they release a protein into the blood stream called myoglobin. That is not meant to be in the bloodstream. So then what happens is the kidneys try to pick it up. The ultimate side effect if it gets to that point is that it can cause kidney failure because it plugs up the kidney," said Physical Therapist Angela Page.
Physical therapists say cross fitters have to watch out for three symptoms, muscle pain, extreme muscle weakness and dark urine, due to overloaded kidneys, and participants doing too much too fast.
Mr. Sandridge says they prevent injury through careful instruction and good communication.
"You get better, you get stronger you get in better shape but more than anything it's a wellness program. it's not about who's the biggest, who's the fastest. It's a goal for optimal health," added Mr. Sandridge. "You become very conscious about what you're eating you want to have that brownie or that cookie. But you're like it's that much more weight or sugar I'm going to retain when we have to do pull ups."
Sandridge credits social media for helping foster the strong sense of community and culture that fuels the athletes.
"The friendship aspect of it is really important because that's what keeps you coming back," Mr. Sandridge said.
Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:10:49 GMT
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center but his identity and conditionFull Story >
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot.Full Story >
Monday, July 21 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:22:54 GMT
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources found the lake to have 3,000%Full Story >
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. Full Story >