July 2009

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In CFJ and Monthly Collections

July 31, 2009

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

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The articles included here are:

Henkin - It’s in the Bag
Warkentin - Let the CrossFit Games Begin
Warkentin - The Names and Numbers Behind the Games
Warkentin - Quest for the Cup
Warkentin - Day 1 - 2009 CrossFit Games
Warkentin - Salo, Wagner Win 2009 CrossFit Games
Warkentin - Redeeming a Bad… Continue Reading

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In Running

July 31, 2009

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After the training comes the race-day strategy. Parker Morse offers tips to help you race like a pro and set a PR.

Maybe you’ve never really thought of yourself as a much of a runner. Maybe you were inspired by the two running events at the 2009 CrossFit Games. You’ve been training for weeks or months, and you’ve been pleasantly surprised to see much-improved times. Now you’ve decided to… Continue Reading

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In Rowing, Videos

July 30, 2009

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In the third of four Concept 2 rowing lessons with former Olympic coach Chris Wilson, Jon Gilson of Again Faster learns about the importance of the preparation phase of the stroke sequence.

The preparation phase begins as soon as the previous stroke is completed. Avoid the common beginner’s mistake of releasing the seat too soon and having the knees come up. Take the time to set up the proper sequence so the… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Games, Radio

July 30, 2009

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Charity Vale and Peter Egyed, two of the top finishers at the 2009 CrossFit Games, were Justin’s guests on Episode 78 of CrossFit Radio, webcast live at 6:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 29, 2009.

1:15 Charity Vale revealed she decided to compete in the Qualifier for the Games only a month in advance and described her preparation. She divulged her dietary secret: raw milk. Charity said the milk helped her recovery, but… Continue Reading

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By Any Means Necessary

By Mike Warkentin

In Affiliation

July 29, 2009

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San Francisco CrossFit is basically a parking lot, a canopy and two shipping containers. It’s also San Francisco’s best fitness facility, according to readers of SF Weekly. Mike Warkentin explains why.

Behold the modern fitness center.

Its selectorized machines gleam under spotlights. Someone triumphantly breaks the 150-pound mark on the torso-rotation machine as another person gives the hip flexors a proper thrashing during a set of… Continue Reading

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Who Should Split

By Mike Burgener

In Olympic Lifts, Videos

July 28, 2009

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Not every athlete should do every version of every lift, Coach Mike Burgener told participants at an Olympic weightlifting certification seminar held March 7-8, 2009 at CrossFit Old Town in Alexandria, Va.

Coach Burgener of Mike’s Gym said he saw only one or two lifters in the room who should become splitters. “Every individual you work with is going to have different needs, different situations. You have to… Continue Reading

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In Powerlifting, Videos

July 27, 2009

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Sevan Matossian asked the questions. Tony Budding held the microphone. And Dave Tate from EliteFTS gave answers that were profane, provocative and very politically incorrect on topics ranging from athletes who burn out in junior high to the use of anabolic steroids in professional sports.

Dave said that high level athletes are locked into a vision and driven by passion. They don’t care what critics think and are… Continue Reading

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Tissue Healing Phases

By Kelly Starrett

In ExPhysiology, Medical/Injuries, Videos

July 26, 2009

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Tissue healing has three phases, Kelly Starrett told participants at a one day seminar at CrossFit Santa Cruz on March 14, 2009. Starrett is the owner of San Francisco CrossFit and a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

The inflammatory phase generally lasts 0-36 hours. The body has mobilized the troops. Swelling is maximal. The “emergency guys” are migrating from other tissues to help. That response is good, but needs to be slowed… Continue Reading

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