March 2007

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Perception

By Eva Twardokens

In ExPhysiology

March 01, 2007

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This article was originally written specifically about the role of perception in alpine skiing. It was written by my father, George Twardokens ("Dr. T.," as he is known), and was published in the journal Professional Ski Instructors of America. We wanted to bring some new concepts and prescriptions to the CrossFit community to get "black boxed" and refined. This article uses some of the words of my father’s article verbatim and removes most… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit

March 01, 2007

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When structural steel was created, it ushered in an era of design innovation that transformed skylines around the world. Likewise, the raw material of CrossFit is not only revamping the way we build programs and train athletes, it is also changing the landscape of the fitness business.

Traditional marketing is heavily dependent on advertising and promotions. The glossy ads and catchy slogans promise much and deliver… Continue Reading

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In Exercises

March 01, 2007

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The health lift, known more commonly as the deadlift, is the most basic of essential movements. If an athlete were to do little more than deadlift they would most certainly stay very functional and possesses good strength. I view the deadlift as a sign of vitality and independence. The simple task of squatting to the deck and picking up an implement represents baseline functionality. When someone can no longer squat and pick up their… Continue Reading

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In LEO/Mil

March 01, 2007

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3. EXECUTION

a. Concept of Operations

(1) Intent. Complete as many rounds of the exercises in 20 minutes as possible in a safe manner. This is a four-person-team team "time-specific" workout. The purpose of this workout is to develop cohesion and combat fitness under fatigue conditions through shared hardship, challenges, and competition.

(2) Scheme of Maneuver. The platoon will be divided into as many teams of… Continue Reading

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Pulling Positions for the Snatch

By Mike Burgener with Tony Budding

In Olympic Lifts

March 01, 2007

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In January, we took you through a series of exercises designed to teach the high-hang power snatch ("high-hang" means starting the movement in a standing position with the barbell or dowel at hip height; "power" means the barbell is received in a partial squat). In February, we took you through a series of exercises designed to teach how to receive the snatch in the full squat position. The final movement in that progression… Continue Reading

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Putting Out Fires

By Lon Kilgore

In ExPhysiology

March 01, 2007

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Honolulu Fire Department, Hawaii; Orange Country Fire Authority and Oakland Fire Department, California; Woodinville Fire and Life Safety District, Washington; Marietta Fire Department, Georgia; Parker Fire District, Colorado. What do all of these fire departments have in common?

You’ve probably already guessed part of the answer: They use CrossFit, officially or unofficially, to prepare for the rigors of their profession. But there’s more. In… Continue Reading

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Popular Biomechanics

By Mark Rippetoe

In Powerlifting

March 01, 2007

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In Popular Bicomechanics Mark Rippetoe of Wichita Falls Athletic Club/CrossFit Wichita Falls says there are objective ways to describe proper form for the basic barbell exercises that are valid for everybody who does them, regardless of their anthropometry.

Any correct pull from the floor—for deadlift, clean, or snatch—will start with the bar directly under the scapulas and against the shins… Continue Reading

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Performance & Health

By Tony Leyland

In Basics

March 01, 2007

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Do your friends and family think you are a little crazy for doing CrossFit? At the very least I think that the majority of CrossFitters are viewed as a group highly devoted to elite fitness, conscious of their bodies and diets, and perhaps "taking it all a bit too far." My wife thinks my love of CrossFit is all part of my midlife crisis but harmless enough—despite the fact that I spent a couple… Continue Reading

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