July 2007

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In LEO/Mil

July 01, 2007

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CFHQ
Santa Cruz, CA
USA
01 JULY 07
OPS 13
FRAGO 12 TO OPORD 01 -- OP GRINDER
Ref: A. OPORD 01 01 Jul 06
Task Organization: Annex A

1. SITUATION. No Change.

2. MISSION "PALMER": Three rounds, one minute of each exercise per round: double-unders, wall ball, sumo deadlift high pull, push press, and box jump.

3. EXECUTION
a. Concept of Operations.
(1) Intent. Complete the exercises, as quickly as possible, in a safe manner. This… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit

July 01, 2007

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When I started CrossFit, I was deployed and had been on what I thought was a good rhythm for working out. I had a regular schedule that varied between a focus on runs, a focus on push-ups, and a focus on setting a bench press personal record (PR). In October, six months into my time in Baghdad, I was getting nowhere with any of my goals and, not surprisingly, my shoulders were chronically sore. I… Continue Reading

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In MMA

July 01, 2007

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For this month's article I traveled to Temecula, California, to spend a day with Dan Henderson and his fighters at Team Quest. Dan recently achieved the historic feat of earning both the welterweight and middleweight Pride titles. Although over the course of his Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) career he has evolved into a well rounded fighter, wrestling was Dan's original sport. A member of two Olympic… Continue Reading

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In Exercises

July 01, 2007

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As you look everywhere in the sporting world you see athletes performing sports with a rotational component. In sports such as baseball, tennis, and golf, the athlete must transfer ground forces through the middle of the body to the upper extremities. Without getting into physics involved, suffice it to say that those with weaker rotational strength and experience will not be as successful and will most likely end up with aches… Continue Reading

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Hamstrung

By Kelly Starrett

In Medical/Injuries

July 01, 2007

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Stretching sucks. It does. There, it's been said. You can't brag about your best stretching time, you don't get to write your stretch PR on the wall, and there is no immediate "Fran"-like gratification that you are really tough. And despite the fact that flexibility is one of the ten CrossFit pillars of complete, well-balanced fitness, increasing flexibility potential remains the ungreased squeaky wheel of most athletes' training… Continue Reading

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In ExPhysiology, Reference

July 01, 2007

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For some people, hearing the words "the most powerful human" conjures up images of a spandex-clad superhero oozing muscles and capable of incredible feats of strength and speed. Or maybe it makes you think of a 248px-pound fullback driving through a mass of bodies to the goal line. In any case, it evokes a figure who is strong and can move fast. And this is where we begin our… Continue Reading

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In ExPhysiology, Reference

July 01, 2007

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Athletes, coaches, and trainers familiar with CrossFit know that it works. However, I find that some are nonetheless hungry for more explanations of why it works.

The term "physiologic conditioning" refers to a planned program of exercise directed toward improving the functional capacity of a particular bodily system. There are four basic principles of physiologic conditioning that trainers and athletes must take into account:
overload
specificity
reversibility
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Silly Bullshit

By Mark Rippetoe

In Classic, Rest Day/Theory

July 01, 2007

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There is a lot of advice, information, and well-understood knowledge regarding the field in which I practice--strength training and fitness--that is just silly bullshit, writes Mark Rippetoe, co-author of Starting Strength and owner Wichita Falls Athletic Club/CrossFit Wichita Falls.

Often times it’s physicians who are perpetuating this, well, BS. The medical community is famous for equating exercise with running, walking, and cycling, all undertakings that are measured… Continue Reading

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