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October 2005

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The Forward Roll

By Roger Harrell

In Gymnastics/Tumbling

October 01, 2005

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The forward roll has a tremendous number of applications outside the gym. In a forward fall, most people will sprawl. Practicing and getting completely comfortable with a forward roll will change this reaction. In a forward fall, rolling out will greatly reduce impact and allow for a continuation of movement that gets you to your feet with little or no interruption. Just performing the forward roll improves kinesthetic… Continue Reading

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In Classic, Exercises, Reference

October 01, 2005

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We have four glute-ham developers (GHDs) at CrossFit Santa Cruz. We use them for back extensions and sit-ups. This month we explore the glute-ham developer sit-up, once more commonly referred to as a "roman chair sit-up."

The GHD sit-up was once a gym staple. In the gym today only rarely will someone be found doing other than back extensions on the GHD. In no small measure the decline of the GHD or roman… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Induced Rhabdo

By Greg Glassman

In Medical/Injuries

October 01, 2005

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We warned of rhabdomyolysis in a previous issue (CrossFit Journal 33, May 2005) and return to the topic this month not only to repeat our warning but to share the lessons we’ve since learned about “exertional rhabdo.”

Before the first rhabdo case was brought to our attention, we regularly warned of CrossFit’s potency wherever we had the opportunity. In the January 2005 issue of the journal, we offered the following caution for… Continue Reading

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In Medical/Injuries

October 01, 2005

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One of the paradigms in physical therapy is the notion that once range of motion (ROM) is restored, the patient is considered healthy. The American Medical Association quantifies the severity of back problems mostly on the loss of spinal ROM (McGill, 2002). While this is a laughable definition of “healthy,” we need not dwell on it because our goal is to pass by “healthy” faster than prunes through a goose.

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Getting off the Crack

By Nicole Carroll

In Classic, Nutrition

October 01, 2005

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Nicole Carroll writes of her struggles with implementing the Zone Diet in, “Getting Off The Crack.” At first Nicole thought she was starving and wouldn’t survive. But she went on to thrive on the Zone Diet after four tough weeks and came away with a new perspective.

Do the diet! Do the math to find your block prescription then weigh and measure your food for at least two weeks, she said. That said, at… Continue Reading

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