May 2009

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May 31, 2009

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Here are the individual PDF articles published in May 2009, collected together in a single download.

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

The articles included here are:

Warkentin - No Risk Retention Group, No Reward
Whitty - Muscling Through It
Cooper - The Secrets of Sticking With It
Thompson - Improvising, Adapting and Overcoming
Morris and Burrow - To Serve, Protect—and Sweat
Gallagher - Kelly’s Koffin: Five Feet Over
Starr - The Holy Trinity of… Continue Reading

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In Kettlebells, Videos

May 31, 2009

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Properly implemented, the kettlebell can be a tremendous rehab tool. But don’t rely on YouTube videos. You need a good coach, advises kettlebell expert Jeff Martone in a video from Again Faster.

Jeff should know. He looks into the camera and tells his own injury story: lots of shoulder dislocations, messing up his back, and blowing out his ACL. His problems began in 1985, during his last year in high school. By… Continue Reading

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“GR8 Fran Time, BTW”

By Jessica Murphy

In CrossFit

May 30, 2009

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Jessica Murphy writes about online workout logging programs.

CrossFit founder Greg Glassman says competition is the cornerstone of his challenging workouts. Now, software developers have taken CrossFit’s famous whiteboard online, where technology is harnessing competitive energy in new ways.

Tyler Weir says his application, As RX’d, has made a difference in his own training.

“One of the most important things in CrossFit is logging your workouts. I hit plateaus and… Continue Reading

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The Boz & Todd Experience — Episode 3 Part 3

By Adrian Bozman & Todd Widman

In Coaching, Videos, Workouts

May 29, 2009

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This is third part of episode 3 of the Boz and Todd experience. It took place at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York when Boz and Todd visited for a certification seminar on April 25-26, 2009.

When they graduate, the cadets seen in this video will become second lieutenants in the US army. But first they had to get past Boz and Todd. And that… Continue Reading

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Lunchtime Snatching Session

By Mike Burgener

In Olympic Lifts, Videos

May 28, 2009

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Coach Mike Burgener conducted a session on the snatch on March 7, 2009 during the lunch break of an Olympic certification seminar at CrossFit Old Town in Alexandria, Va. It was also something of a family affair. Mike's daughter, Sage, appears in the video along with Grady Mac and E.C.Synkowski.

In this video by CrossFit Again Faster, Coach Burgener advised staying over the bar and watching the hips. “The speed will take care of… Continue Reading

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In Powerlifting, Reference

May 27, 2009

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Bill Starr writes about the holy trinity of strength training.

If you’re looking to build brute strength, you need to avoid machines and biceps curls. Instead, focus your time in the weight room on a small number of core exercises that hit the main muscle groups.

It’s called keeping it simple—and it works.

We selected three exercises: bench press, back squat and power clean. We called them the Big Three.

The main reason the… Continue Reading

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Shoulder Impingement Checklist

By Kelly Starrett

Video Article

In CrossFit and in life, we go overhead. Kelly Starrett, of San Francisco CrossFit, explains the essential anatomy and physiology of the shoulder. This is an excerpt from his one day seminar on Training the Injured Athlete at CrossFit Santa Cruz on March 14th, 2009.

The shoulder is designed primarily for mobility. There are a number of forces that rotate it internally, while there are relatively few forces rotating externally… Continue Reading

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Active Lumbar in the Squat

By Mark Rippetoe

In Powerlifting, Videos

May 26, 2009

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Coach Mark Rippetoe introduces the basic terminology, vocabulary, and muscular awareness necessary to understand human movement.

This footage is taken from his Basic Barbell Certification seminar at CrossFit Brand X in Ramona, CA on February 14, 2009.

In this video, Rip explains the proper lumbar mechanics required for squatting effectively. Awareness of the pelvis and the musculature of the lower back is essential. A slight anterior… Continue Reading

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