June 2008

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In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

June 01, 2008

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The crew from GSX Athletics continues their coaching session on pull-up-bar drills and techniques. This month, they look at some more rarefied powerful pull-up variations. They work mostly on dynos (hopping between different-height bars) but also have some fun with clapping pull-ups, one-handed kipping pull-ups, and other monkeylike tricks. Try these at home! (With a spotter, please....)

Jeff Tucker (just "Tucker" to most folks) is a retired 20-year member of the Fort… Continue Reading

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By now, the description of CrossFit's three essential pillars is well-known: constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity. In this video from the beginning of a lecture on CrossFit programming, Dave Castro, one of CrossFit's training directors, breaks that down and goes into more depth on the proper application of the principles of variety and intensity (he'll cover the third pillar, functional movement, in a future video… Continue Reading

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In Media, Videos

June 01, 2008

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This month, CrossFit's Media Director gives some tips on buying a digital camera and lenses suited to the needs of affiliates and others who want good shots of CrossFit-type action. He talks about various styles and prices of cameras on the market, from relatively inexpensive small and medium-size point-and-shoot models up to "prosumer" digital SLR models, and weighs the pros and cons of the features of each. Some of the factors he discusses:

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In LEO/Mil

June 01, 2008

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For the warrior, the objective of training is to prepare for the known and the unknown. In the case of Naval Special Operations hopefuls, the first official step is passing Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training. The preparation required to successfully complete this, or any of the other Special Operations Forces (SOF) training pipelines, is the subject of this article.

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In Kids

June 01, 2008

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Picture this: A coach yells "Three, two, one, GO!" and then kids are racing across the field, dropping to do 15 push-ups and 10 air squats, racing to the other side of the field for 20 streamline jumps (jumps up in the air with arms fully extended overhead) and 10 crunches, running again and cranking out 10 burpees, then making one last run across the field to complete 30 jump rope jumps. "DONE! What's my time?" This is not… Continue Reading

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Certifiable Knowledge

By Lon Kilgore

In CrossFit

June 01, 2008

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Have you ever watched an infomercial or a shop-at-home network exercise equipment segment? If you have you will know that the formula is a slick spokesperson or salesperson, an exercise expert with lots of letters after their name, and an attractive and fit-looking model to demonstrate the equipment and make the pitch: "This equipment is so easy to use and so effective that you will be looking like Buffy and Biff here in just a… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit

June 01, 2008

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The charter of CrossFit is forging elite fitness. Our prescription or methodology for achieving this elite fitness is constantly varied, if not randomized, functional movements executed at (relatively) high intensity. Following that prescription delivers improved fitness-- defined as increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains. How successful we are at that is measured by the degree to which game, mission, and life are enhanced, and not… Continue Reading

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Entering the Clinch

By Becca Borawski

In MMA

June 01, 2008

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In boxing, when two fighters get in close to each other and lock up, the referee stops the fight and breaks them up. In other fighting arts, this position is actually a place where battle can be done. In Muay Thai the position is called the clinch or the "plum." Wrestlers may refer to the position as a "double collar tie." In mixed martial arts it is often called the "Thai… Continue Reading

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