April 2007

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In Exercises

April 01, 2007

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This installment in my dumbbell moves series will examine how dumbbells can be integrated into exercises from the plank position that range from fairly basic movements to more challenging and even extreme ones.

Incorporating the plank position into your movement pool is a smart choice for athletic conditioning. Electromyography (EMG) work at the University of California at Sacrament has recorded higher electrical activity of… Continue Reading

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In LEO/Mil

April 01, 2007

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CFHQ
Santa Cruz, CA
USA
01 Apr 07
OPS 10
FRAGO 09 to OPOrd 01 -- OP GRINDER
Ref: A. OPORD 01 01 Jul 06
Task Organization: Annex A

1. SITUATION. No Change.

2. MISSION
"GIROUARD":
Five rounds for time: deadlift, thruster, and push press, with the following
repetition scheme:
Round DL reps Thruster reps Push press reps
1 25 15 5
2 20 15 10
3 15 15 15
4 10 15 20
5 5 15 25

3. EXECUTION
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In Exercises

April 01, 2007

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When it comes to human movement in the context of both daily activities and athletic potential, there are unique physical skills that are useful and worth the investment of time and energy to develop. Some come very easily and naturally, and others demand greater effort and practice to develop the skill. One such worthwhile skill is the ability to balance on one leg and squat. The one-leg squat, popularly… Continue Reading

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Body Shots

By Becca Borawski

In MMA

April 01, 2007

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While kicks to an opponent's head and one-punch knockouts might make for great highlight reels, less dramatic-looking punches to the body can drop an opponent with stunning pain. A memorable example of this in boxing is the 200px4 Bernard Hopkins vs. Oscar de la Hoya match. Nine rounds into the fight, Hopkins landed a devastating blow to de la Hoya's side that dropped him and left him pounding on the… Continue Reading

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From the Snatch to the Clean

By Mike Burgener, with Tony Budding

In Olympic Lifts

April 01, 2007

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Over the past few months, we've taken you through a series of exercises designed to teach you the full squat snatch. This month, we're introducing the clean. This ordering was intentional. Anyone who can perform the snatch properly can perform the clean properly within a few quick steps. The opposite is not true. There are many folks who can clean properly who never learned (or can't easily learn) the snatch.

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What is Meaningful

By Lon Kilgore Ph.D.

In ExPhysiology

April 01, 2007

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To the objective observer, it should be fairly obvious that CrossFit methods of fitness training are proving themselves in the field. Out in the real world, the average Joe who sees results like those typically seen by their CrossFitting friends are swayed by success. This is why the CrossFit community is growing and thriving.

But there is always a cadre of exercise scientists and physicians who don't necessarily believe results from… Continue Reading

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In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Reference

April 01, 2007

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This article is the first in a series that will cover the fundamentals of gymnastics ring training in fine detail. We will begin with what is the foundation of ring work, the support. Although it may seem a straightforward and simple move (especially to those of you who have never had occasion to try rings yet), understanding the theoretical and practical details of the support will give you a deeper… Continue Reading

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In ExPhysiology, Reference

April 01, 2007

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Whenever the Workout of the Day on CrossFit.com requires rest periods of unspecified duration between exercise bouts, there are always many questions about it on the comments page. This is understandable, as rest and recovery within a workout can be quite a complex issue, and the rest period should depend on the activity you are doing and the goal of the workout.

As many of you are aware, there are three systems… Continue Reading

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