October 2008

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October 31, 2008

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As promised, here are the individual PDF articles published in October, collected together in a single download.

The video and audio articles are not contained in the PDF.

There were 21 total articles published in October, 15% more than last month: 5 audio podcasts, 10 video articles, and 6 prose articles.

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Good Housekeeping Matters

By Greg Amundson

In CrossFit, Workouts

October 31, 2008

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The majority of CrossFit workouts are timed events. The quicker you get the work done, the fitter you are. In the beginning, it may be difficult to complete workouts as prescribed in any amount of time. But, as capacity develops, athletes look for every way possible to complete the workouts faster.

Greg Amundson is arguably the most famous early CrossFit monster. In this article, he shares his strategies for setting up and… Continue Reading

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In Nutrition, Reference

October 30, 2008

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Lon Kilgore has seen milk support substantial gains in hundreds of athletes. In Starting Strength, of which he is co-author, Lon and Rip write, “One of the best ways [to provide the calories required to promote strength] is to drink a gallon of milk a day, most especially if weight-gain is a primary concern.”

Yet, there are a lot of concerns about the safety of drinking milk, especially for adults. Most of these concerns, Lon… Continue Reading

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In Basics, Coaching, Videos, Workouts

October 29, 2008

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In A Better Warm-up, Coach Glassman wrote, “We need a warm-up that will increase body temperature and heart rate, provide some stretching, stimulate the entire body and major biomechanical functions, provide practice for basic movements, and finally, prepare for rigorous athletic training.”

Adrian Bozman and Todd Widman are two of CrossFit’s top trainers. They spend a significant portion of their time traveling around the country working the CrossFit… Continue Reading

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How to Speak Martone

By Larry Gallagher

In Kettlebells

October 28, 2008

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Attend one of Jeff Martone's Kettlebell Certs and you will learn swings, cleans, snatches, presses, and other foundational kettlebell exercises. Jeff himself is living proof that these can strengthen and repair damaged body parts.

The kettblebell drills also provide various balance and coordination challenges that tax the body in different ways than similar barbell/dumbbell movements.

And that's not all, as Larry Gallagher found out. You will also learn to… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, Kids, Radio

October 27, 2008

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This is the sixth episode of CrossFit Radio that aired 8am PDT on October 26th, 2008.

0:00 Show Intro
2:25 Jeannie Bassie of Beach CrossFit in Virginia Beach
16:30 How to know you've been sipping too much of the Kool-Aid
22:40 "No News" from the Journal of Clinical Pathology
24:00 Mikki Martin of CrossFit Brand X and CrossFit Kids
43:40 Justin's sons' broken arms
47:30 Comments of the week
49:10 Lauren… Continue Reading

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By the end of 2004, it was clear that there was a growing demand for CrossFit certification seminars. In early 2005, they were three-day events that began to include specialists like Coach Mike Burgener. This video is from the first day of the Santa Cruz cert that ran from Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 17, 2005.

Coach Glassman describes the role and importance of squatting in life and fitness… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit Games, Olympic Lifts, Videos

October 22, 2008

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A couple hours before the Women’s finals of the 2008 CrossFit Games, Gillian Mounsey chatted with Coach Mike Burgener. Gillian was in first place overall, but with only a three second lead over second place Tanya Wagner. The final event, which had been announced the night before, was 30 squat clean and jerks at 100lbs.

The video starts off with Gillian saying she intended to power clean the… Continue Reading

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