June 2009

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In CrossFit Games, Powerlifting, Radio

June 25, 2009

Audio Article

Episode 73 of CrossFit Radio aired live at 6:00 p.m. PDT on June 24th, 2009.

02:05 The program began with a wide-ranging discussion about the use of performance enhancing drugs in sports. Josh Everett, who twice finished in the top three at the CrossFit Games, expressed his support for the recent announcement that all athletes at the Games will be tested for steroids. Josh also discussed his own use of legal supplements. Josh is a… Continue Reading

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In Powerlifting, Videos

June 24, 2009

Video Article

Coach Mark Rippetoe discusses the importance of the hips, knees, stance and muscle mass in the squat. The footage taken from his Basic Barbell Certification seminar at CrossFit Brand X in Ramona, CA on February 14, 2009. Among other things, Coach Rippetoe elaborates on themes also discussed in his 2008 CrossFit Journal article “You Don’t Know Squat Without an Active Hip.”

Coach Rippetoe calls attention to the role of the adductors in the… Continue Reading

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Toward Better Military PT Tests

By First Lieutenant Matthew Hoff, U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division

In LEO/Mil

June 24, 2009

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First Lieutenant Matthew Hoff delivers a frontline report on why military fitness tests are important and how they might be improved.

I write this from an iffy Internet connection in Iraq at Joint Security Station Loyalty. My vantage point as a U.S. Army Platoon Leader assigned to 5-73 Cavalry (Panther Recon) has caused me to wonder whether current PT tests might be improved to better measure what’s most important: the ability to perform… Continue Reading

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Perfecting the Push Press

By Joe Westerlin

In Coaching, Olympic Lifts, Videos

June 23, 2009

Video Article

Joe Westerlin, owner and head coach at CrossFit Omaha, leads a group class on the push press, correcting a multitude of errors along the way.

Joe begins by cautioning against positioning the elbows behind the bar. This can quickly lead to problems, including an arched back and the inability get the bar over the midline.

Joe goes on to correct an athlete whose chest is falling… Continue Reading

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In Powerlifting, Videos

June 22, 2009

Video Article

Dave Tate of EliteFTS came to CrossFit San Diego for a private seminar on January 24, 2009. Dave was a successful competitive powerlifter for over two decades. He trained with Louie Simmons at Westside Barbell Club. His best back squat was 930lbs, bench 610lbs, and deadlift 740lbs. Tate is a powerlifting specialist, and he doesn’t claim to be anything else.

This video is part two of Dave’s analysis of the role of technique in… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit

June 21, 2009

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Paul Eich, a.k.a. Apolloswabbie, toiled many years in a wilderness of plyometrics shoes and Bowflex. In 2007 he finally found his way to the Land of Murph and Cindy. This is his story.

I hit a couple of home runs in the fourth grade. From then on, my athletic career was mostly downhill. In 2007, I discovered CrossFit and everything changed. It’s been quite a journey, with many lessons learned along the… Continue Reading

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In Equipment, Videos

June 21, 2009

Video Article

Jon Gilson of Again Faster sits down with Greg Hammond of Concept2 and the two men come up with a comprehensive buying guide for used C2 rowers. A key point: replacing the monitor will cost $160, so factor this into your negotiations and buying decisions.

The Model A, almost 30 years old, is now mostly a historical curiosity for collectors. Its speedometer readings are difficult to translate into meters and… Continue Reading

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In Nutrition, Videos

June 20, 2009

Video Article

In another episode of our series on how real athletes eat in the real world, Josh Everett talks to the camera about his food choices over a 24 hour period. Josh’s food intake includes oatmeal with fruit, a turkey sandwich, apples, a paleo kit, macadmaia nuts, avocado, grilled meat and veggies.

But Josh also consumes lots of supplements: protein powder, liver powder, fish oil, digestin, creatine monohydrate, beta alamine, cod liver oil… Continue Reading

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