Squat Fix: Falling Backward

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Coaching, Exercises

October 19, 2014

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CrossFit HQ’s Russell Berger and Pat Sherwood dissect a common problem: athletes who fall backward when learning the air squat.

Longtime CrossFit trainers have seen it more times than they can count: an athlete falls on his butt at the bottom of the air squat.

The hips go back and down, but then the chest falls. When he tries to regain a neutral midline, it’s time for someone to yell “timber!”

But why does it happen? And how can it be fixed?

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CrossFit Radio Episode 351

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

October 18, 2014

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On Episode 351 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins talked to Shawn Connors, as well as Rob Miller, a CrossFit Seminar Staff member and owner of CrossFit Delaware Valley. This episode was webcast on Oct. 15, 2014.

3:36 Shawn Connors, a wrestling coach in Ohio, reached out to Judkins to find out how he uses CrossFit to improve his wrestling team’s fitness. Both coaches discussed how to get the best results from their… Continue Reading

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Cleansed or Conned?

By Hilary Achauer

In Nutrition

October 17, 2014

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A look inside the juice-cleanse trend.

Teresa Godfrey (not her real name) wanted a break.

She’d spent the last few months eating too much and drinking more than usual, and she was feeling the effects of that excess. And she really wanted to lose 5 lb.

To jumpstart her healthy habits and drop some pounds, Godfrey decided to do something drastic. Each day for three days, she would drink six brightly colored… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

October 16, 2014

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Casey Parlett’s goal in life is to be the best coach in the world, and the 29-year-old has dedicated himself to changing the lives of others at CrossFit 760 in San Diego, California.

“To make that difference in one person’s life you get addicted to that,” Parlett says. “Every day that I walk in the door, I strive to be better than I was the day before, and I strive to be the best . I want to be known as somebody that… Continue Reading

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Competitive Conundrum

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, Competition

October 15, 2014

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How much focus should affiliates place on CrossFit as a sport vs. CrossFit as a training method? Several box owners explain their approaches.

Consider this: The CrossFit methodology existed for 33 years before the inaugural CrossFit Games.

Yet, Ben Bergeron has noticed a trend of late.

“A majority of the affiliates are programming for their athletes like they’re going to compete in the sport. They haven’t recognized the difference between the sport of CrossFit and… Continue Reading

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The Year of the Thruster

By Ian Wittenber

In Coaching, HD Videos, Level 1 Seminar Staff

October 12, 2014

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In this video filmed in June, members of CrossFit’s Seminar Staff are delivering the second of two Level 1 Certificate Courses in Shanghai, China—the first Level 1s offered in the most world’s most populous country. About half the seminar’s 20 participants speak English, while the other half speak Mandarin, so all content is translated.

“Language barrier is always something that has to be negotiated,” says staff member Brett Fforde.

“First time… Continue Reading

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