January 2008

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In LEO/Mil

January 01, 2008

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The primary objective of this CrossFit Journal series of articles on pre-SOF (Special Operations Forces) training is to provide every CrossFit affiliate a model for running high-quality, well-rounded training for individuals committed to SOF-level fitness, not only in the U.S. and Canada but around the globe. Last month's article introduced U.S. Tactical's program for developing pipeline-ready candidates for USSOCOM (United States Special Operations… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Endurance, Running

January 01, 2008

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In reflecting on the CrossFit Certification seminar I recently attended at North Santa Cruz, these words still ring in my ears like Christmas bells: "Increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains, increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains, increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains."

The same weekend as the cert, three of the athletes I train were running the New York… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Classic

January 01, 2008

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"CrossFit women rock!" This sentiment resonates with both men and women. CrossFit women are redrawing the boundaries of performance and having a blast doing it. In fact, their awe-inspiring performances have been instrumental in conveying CrossFit's efficacy to the free world's military. It wasn't the male fire-breathers that did it. It was the women. As one Naval Special Warfare operator said… Continue Reading

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Corporate Wellness

By Jeremy Thiel

In CrossFit

January 01, 2008

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As leaders in fitness it is our duty to supply individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to change their lives. There is no better place to influence a large group of people than inside modern-day corporate America.

Many of these hard-working individuals are unhealthy, unhappy, overworked, and have high stress levels. All of these increase a person's likelihood of falling victim to illness as well as negatively affecting… Continue Reading

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In Kettlebells

January 01, 2008

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The push press and jerk are essential functional exercises in the CrossFit toolbox. These movements can easily be adapted from traditional barbells to dumbbells, kettlebells, sandbags, etc. In this article, you will learn how to perform the double-kettlebell push press and jerk. To get there, we must first cover the proper method of cleaning two kettlebells and establishing a comfortable rack position.

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In MMA

January 01, 2008

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This month we continue working with world champion grappler Valerie Worthington. Valerie has trained extensively in both gi (wearing the traditional kimono) and no-gi grappling techniques and has chosen a few of her favorites to share with us.

Many jiu-jitsu schools, either because of size restrictions or because a large focus of the curriculum is on the ground game, do not spend much time working on takedowns. Frequently, grapplers… Continue Reading

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In Olympic Lifts, Videos

January 01, 2008

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We pulled Olympic lifting coach Mike Burgener aside during the lunch break at a recent CrossFit certification seminar to teach Pat, of CrossFit Virginia Beach, to snatch. Pat's a very good athlete but has limited exposure to heavy Olympic lifting, especially snatching. Burg started him with PVC, expecting to breeze right through, but Pat made several little errors that needed fixing off the bat and was inconsistent in his… Continue Reading

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Sandbag Training

By Brian Jones

In Equipment

January 01, 2008

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Sandbag training has been around as long as there has been manual labor. Even in our industrial age, luggage, duffels, and those huge bags of dog food, concrete, or potting soil don't get onto the shelves or into our cars by themselves; someone has to put them there. In attempts to make fewer trips from the car, we tend to carry our grocery bags into the kitchen in strange and creative… Continue Reading

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