June 2007

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Teaching the Jerk: Part 2

By Mike Burgener with Tony Budding

In Olympic Lifts

June 01, 2007

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In part 2 of a 4-part series on the jerk, Coach Mike Burgener of Mike’s Gym takes athletes through a progression for developing an effective split landing position for receiving the barbell overhead. Photos and videos illustrate the progression and show how to correct faults.

The overwhelming majority of all competitive Olympic-style weightlifters use the split foot position when receiving the bar in the… Continue Reading

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Ground and Pound Sequence

By Becca Borawski

In MMA

June 01, 2007

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One of the things that differentiates Mixed Martial Arts from other combat sports, in an exciting and sometimes shocking way, is the dimension of striking on the ground. Striking a downed opponent is considered by some to be an acceptable and realistic tactic, and by others as one of the factors that makes MMA brutal and equivalent to street fighting. In truth, it is a highly technical area of fighting, and it is a… Continue Reading

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Training for the Aged

By Mark Rippetoe

In Special Populations

June 01, 2007

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These days, Mark Rippetoe of Wichita Falls Athletic Club/CrossFit Wichita is a 50+ masters lifter who calls himself “boneheaded and tenacious.” In an article about training for the aged, Rip says masters lifters are obviously different from their younger hard-training counterparts. He offers common sense rules, along with a few caveats.

We have accumulated injuries that have to be considered when training is programmed. And more… Continue Reading

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In LEO/Mil

June 01, 2007

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CFHQ
Santa Cruz, CA
USA
01 June 07
OPS 12
FRAGO 11 to OPORD 01 -- OP GRINDER
Ref: A. OPORD 01 01 Jul 06
Task Organization: Annex A

1. SITUATION. No change.

2. MISSION
"Leger":
400-meter run
21 thrusters
30 pull-ups
800-meter run
30 pull-ups
21 thrusters
400m run

3. EXECUTION
a. Concept of Operations.
(1) Intent. Complete the exercises in order, as quickly as possible, in a safe manner. This is a six-person-team "task-specific" workout. The… Continue Reading

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In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Reference

June 01, 2007

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The ring row is known by many names, including body row, horizontal row, and reverse push-up. It is a valuable movement to have in your toolbox, as it provides a functional and effective horizontal pulling motion that is hard to duplicate. Its applicability to sports such as rock climbing and wrestling is fairly obvious. Its value extends to other sports as well, as a means of correcting muscle imbalances… Continue Reading

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In Nutrition

June 01, 2007

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When people think about "diet," they almost always think of losing weight. Pritikin, Atkins, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, South Beach, SlimFast, Nutrisystem, Learn, Paleolithic, Zone--diets galore and hype galore. All touted to provide you the means to a "healthy" weight, what do all these diets have in common... besides costing you money if you buy the books, supplements, or the prepackaged special foods that go with them… Continue Reading

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The Dumbbell Bear

By Mike Rutherford

In Exercises

June 01, 2007

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While standing in a grocery store line the other day, I picked up one of the popular mainstream men's fitness publications. (I confess.) They are all the same. The models are topless, lean, and tan. Their makeup jobs take longer than those of all the girls I like, and their teeth are bigger and whiter than Mr. Ed's. To my utter amazement, though, the models in this particular issue were performing functional… Continue Reading

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The Turkish Get-up Part 2

By Jeff Martone

In Kettlebells

June 01, 2007

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I hope that Part 1 of this series, in last month’s Journal, motivated you to practice and experience the benefits of the Turkish get-up (TGU). Now let’s build on that foundation. Last month you learned the "arm-bar" stretch and the tactical TGU. In this issue, we will move on to the gladiator and explore implement alternatives for when kettlebells aren’t readily available.

The Gladiator
This move is a… Continue Reading

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