April 2003

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A Better Warm-up

By Greg Glassman

In Basics, Reference

April 01, 2003

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In commercial gyms everywhere, warming up constitutes little more than spending fifteen or twenty minutes on a bike, treadmill, or stair climber. While better than nothing, this approach to warming up is largely a waste of time in that it will not improve flexibility, does not involve the whole body or major functional movements, misses an ideal opportunity for reinforcing and practicing some critical exercises, and poorly prepares an athlete for… Continue Reading

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How Fit Are You

By Greg Glassman

In CrossFit

April 01, 2003

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We’ve long desired to offer a fitness competition consistent with our fitness model (See CrossFit Journal October 2002, "What is Fitness?") and have found the task fraught with difficulties.

Early we realized that the logistics of running an on-site fitness competition like STREND are both complicated and ultimately limit the number of participants. The fitness test, or competition, that we offer this month is conducted at a facility and time of the athlete’s choosing.

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The Pullup

By Greg Glassman

In Exercises, Reference

April 01, 2003

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Interesting, intelligent, useful information about the pull-up is not easy to come by. Here’s an interesting article we found from Clarence Bass’ site on Pavel’s theory of “greasing the groove” (http://www.cbass.com/Synaptic.htm).

Find us another. Please! There are internet sites and message boards dedicated to bench press technique, mechanics, routines, and performance, where nothing similar exists for the pull-up.

How can a movement of such enormous import stir such little interest? It doesn’t… Continue Reading

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