“Above-the-Neck Fitness”

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, Rest Day/Theory

March 06, 2015

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CrossFit King of Prussia finds success with SAT-prep program.

He arrived a shy teenager. Skinny, hunched over, head hung, knees caving.

Today, things are different.

“Now he’s head high, ‘I can squat, I can lift weights, I can hold my own,’” Aimee Lyons said of Carter Buce. Lyons owns CrossFit King of Prussia in Pennsylvania.

But the 17-year-old is not just physically improved. He’s also mentally improved. After participating in CrossFit King of Prussia’s SAT-prep program, Buce gained 250 points on his SATs to finish in the 98th percentile.

“He was able to … see that putting in the work pays off,” said Nate Rieder, Buce’s tutor who helped him prepare for the standardized test via two-hour sessions at the affiliate.

Initially, Buce—who had already scored in the 89th percentile on the SAT—had the mindset that he knew the material, only got a few questions wrong and couldn’t do much about it, Rieder indicated.

After working together, Rieder said Buce “began to see that with experience comes even better results.”

Buce was one of two teenagers who took part in CrossFit King of Prussia’s SAT-prep program, which emerged in 2012 at the encouragement of CrossFit Inc. Founder and CEO Greg Glassman.

Glassman has said it’s equally important to be physically strong and possess “above-the-neck fitness.”

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In Nutrition, Rest Day/Theory

March 04, 2015

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The authors of a bestseller suggest willpower is a finite but renewable resource.

So let’s say you’ve decided to give up sugar. On the first day, you skip your regular morning latte, evade the siren song of the doughnuts in your morning meeting, dodge the cookies in the lunchroom and turn down the candy at the checkout aisle of the grocery store.

And then, late that night, you head into the kitchen to do the… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, HD Videos, Olympic Lifts

March 03, 2015

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In this three-part series, get to know Coach Mike Burgener, who runs the CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer Course and coached the American Women’s Junior National Team for about a decade beginning in the mid-’90s. He’s also the man behind Mike’s Gym, a two-car garage in Bonsall, California, that serves as a USA Weightlifting Regional Training Center.

In Episode 1, we sit down with Coach B. in his home garage as he reflects on… Continue Reading

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Virtuosity 5: Therapy

By Ryan Saunders

In Athletes, LEO/Mil

March 01, 2015

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In Virtuosity 4, we heard how CrossFit helped an athlete regain her athleticism after an accident. Virtuosity 5 deals with therapy as well but addresses issues that go well beyond sore muscles and creaky joints.

Ryan Saunders lives with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and he’s found the best form of therapy is the barbell in his garage. Saunders explains CrossFit’s prescription of constantly varied functional movements performed… Continue Reading

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In CFJ and Monthly Collections

February 28, 2015

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The individual PDF articles published in February 2015 are collected here in a single download.

The video and audio posts are not contained in the PDF.

The articles included here are:

“Virtuosity 4: Reclamation” - Clift
“Eschewing the Fat” - Cecil
“The End of Tolerance” - Warkentin
“Bridge Over Troubles’ Slaughters” - Saline
“Confronting the Drinking Problem” - Achauer
“3-2-1 ... Snow!” - Achauer
“The Ground and the Fury D.C.” - Cecil
“Personal-Trainer Licensure on Hold—For Now” - Cecil
“Periodization: Period or Question Mark?” - Kilgore
“Know Your Numbers” - Beers
“Water Wise” - Achauer

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CrossFit Radio Episode 370

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

February 28, 2015

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On Episode 370 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit South Bend owner Brandon Wilton. This episode was webcast on Feb. 25, 2015.

2:03 In honor of this year’s edition of the CrossFit Games Open, Judkins played a clip from a presentation by Jason Khalipa. In “Building Your Engine,” the perennial CrossFit Games athlete spoke about changes he’s made to his fitness in order to perform better in competition.

6:43 Brandon… Continue Reading

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