CrossFit Radio Episode 360

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

December 20, 2014

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On Episode 360 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed longtime CrossFit Seminar Staff member Erik Preston. This episode was webcast on Dec. 17, 2014.

1:20 Erik Preston explained why he was initially attracted to CrossFit back in 2007, and he shared what he likes most about being an instructor at Level 1 Certificate Courses. Preston says he enjoys being a member of an affiliate because it helps him continue to grow as a coach and athlete, and he says he follows the advice of CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman by regularly learning and playing new sports. Preston talked about why he thinks recently announced changes will improve the CrossFit competition season, and he offered some programming advice for affiliate owners.

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Fit to Teach Episode 7: Positive Results

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In HD Videos

December 19, 2014

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With the encouragement of co-worker and CrossFit coach Meredith Davis, 18 Cannon School educators in Concord, North Carolina, started training at CrossFit Vitality. In this nine-part series, these teachers and administrators go through CrossFit fundamentals and try to determine the cognitive impact of the program.

After three months of CrossFit, 11 out of 18 original members remain consistent with the program. Coach Steve Pinkerton estimates six or seven are committed to the Paleo challenge as well.

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In Sports Applications, Swimming

December 18, 2014

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By mastering underwater swimming and breakouts after starts and turns, athletes can maintain speed off the wall and reduce race times.

In previous articles I’ve talked about basic elements of freestyle swimming: turns and starts. The element I intentionally left out was how to properly transition from a start or turn without deceleration upon surfacing. This article was written to help athletes of all levels improve race transitions.

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The Death of Diversity

By Chris Cooper

In Nutrition

December 17, 2014

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Has the quest for perfect produce set us up for catastrophic losses when disease strikes?

Food is naturally diverse, and crops protect themselves from disease and predators through tiny genetic differences. When rice grassy stunt virus threatened to wipe out rice paddies from India to Indonesia in the 1970s, its advance was halted when a resistant strand of wild rice was found and crossbred with plants on the front line.

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RossFit

By Sevan Matossian

In HD Videos

December 15, 2014

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Recording artist Rick Ross has taken up CrossFit, and the 38-year-old rapper says training and an improved diet have benefitted him in several ways.

“Being in better shape, it affects everything,” Ross says. “Of course your health. Of course your psyche, your confidence.”

Ross recently released his seventh album, “Hood Billionaire,” and he’s up for a pair of Grammy Awards for his work on two other projects. Trainer Garret Fisher, fifth-place finisher at the 2013… Continue Reading

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Seasons in the Abyss?

By Emily Beers

In Coaching, Nutrition

December 14, 2014

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Every year, people gorge themselves over the holidays and derail their diets. Does it have to be this way?

Three-time CrossFit Games athlete Ben Stoneberg is a cheater—a cheater on his diet during the holidays.

In fact, the athlete—whose fans call him “Stone Cold” Stoneberg—allows himself a couple of cheat days each week in the year, making the Christmas season an extreme version of standard operating procedures.

“I love food so I take full advantage when it is… Continue Reading

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