June 2009

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June 30, 2009

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

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

The articles included here are:

Kilgore - Built to Move
Weiss - Scaling: How Less Can Be More
Morse - Less Is More for Champion Runner
Budding - You Be The Trainer - #1
Starr - Mastering the Jerk
Warkentin - Is “Punishment” a Dirty Word?
Eich - Forty Years in the Fitness… Continue Reading

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Meet The Aussies

By CrossFit By Overload

In CrossFit, Videos

June 30, 2009

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CrossFit is growing by leaps and bounds in Australia, thanks in part to the two men Tony Budding interviewed when they visited CrossFit One World in Union City on January 17, 2009.

Matt Swift, who once owned an IT consulting firm, now operates CrossFit Brisbane. Steve Willis has a big personality (even by Australian standards) and an interesting past. He was a Counter Terrorism Team Leader with Australian Special Forces. Today, he… Continue Reading

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The Miserable Beginnings

By Travis Bagent

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

June 30, 2009

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Travis Bagent is one of the greatest armwrestlers in the world. He and John Brzenk will be at the CrossFit Games armwrestling any and all takers. These four videos document Travis’s first attempt at a CrossFit workout.

Sevan Matossian wrote this about these videos:
A series of videos that shows a 6' foot 3", 275lb man (pro athlete) try a simple workout and struggle on all fronts. He wants to… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Videos

June 29, 2009

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During his April, 2009 visit to the United States Military Academy at West Point, Todd Widman conducted a one-on-one coaching session with a cadet named Matt Feiden.

Matt is a strong athlete who plays slotback on the Army football team. He’s a solid performer on most lifts. But flexibility issues have led to problems with squat cleans. Todd coaches Matt through a session that tackles his weak point.

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Speech To Okinawa Marines

By Greg Glassman

In Audio, CrossFit, Videos

June 28, 2009

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On April 22, 2009, Coach Glassman gave a presentation to the Officers and Staff Non-Commissioned Officers of the 3d Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan. Major General Robert Neller extended the invitation to increase the unit leaders’ knowledge of fitness, injury mitigation, and overall combat preparedness.

In part 1, Coach Glassman begins by speaking of his early influences. His father is an engineer who once made him precisely measure the… Continue Reading

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You Be the Trainer, #2

By Tony Budding, Maggie Dabe, Lisa Ray, Andy Stumpf

In Coaching, CrossFit, CrossFit Games

June 27, 2009

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Tony Budding’s latest creation is a client who is training hard to get to the CrossFit Games. The qualifier is coming up fast. What are the pitfalls? Compare your opinion with those of Andy Stumpf, Maggie Dabe and Lisa Ray.

Jenn has been doing CrossFit for just under a year. She has her heart set on competing in the CrossFit Games. Her qualifier is in five weeks. Jenn has tremendous gas and… Continue Reading

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More About the Snatch

By Again Faster

In Olympic Lifts, Videos

June 26, 2009

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During the lunch break of an Olympic certification seminar at CrossFit Old Town in Alexandria, Va. On March 7th, 2009, a participant named Alex was fortunate enough to get some one-on-one training on the snatch from Mike Burgener.

“Keep the knees back,” Coach Burgener says no fewer than 23 times. To drive the point home, Alex is repeatedly made to do super slow first pulls. Coach Burgener instructs Alex that… Continue Reading

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In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

June 25, 2009

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Better known simply as “Tucker”, Jeff Tucker operates GSX Athletics in Fort Worth, Texas. He was head coach and director of Texas Christian University's gymnastics/cheerleading programs from 2001 to 2006 and now conducts CrossFit’s gymnastics certifications.

On a visit to CrossFit Santa Cruz Central, Tucker revisited the topic of the kipping pull-up, this time focusing on new clients. Reinforcing body forms is central to open and… Continue Reading

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