July 2009

There are 52 articles in this month.

View another month:

In Rowing, Videos

July 25, 2009

Video Article

The complex relationship between power output and stroke rate is poorly understood by many athletes new to the Concept 2 rower, the company’s co-founder tells Jon Gilson of Again Faster in the second part of our three part series. Peter Dreissigacker takes Jon through a drill used to acquaint athletes with the machine. Going faster doesn’t always mean going harder. And rowing many strokes doesn’t necessarily… Continue Reading

Download

Comment

Sage Teaches The Snatch

By Sage Burgener

In Olympic Lifts, Videos

July 24, 2009

Video Article

In this video from Again Faster, Sage Burgener uses PVC to teach a group of students the snatch. Sage’s coaching style is quite different from the style used by her dad, Coach Mike Burgener.

There is some laughter and even applause and Sage says “Good girl!“ to one athlete. But there are also some familiar coaching instructions, including everything from “stop thinking so much” to “one more” to “keep going, don’t stop” to “you’re… Continue Reading

Download

Comment

Deadlifts a la Tate

By Dave Tate

In Exercises, Powerlifting, Videos

July 23, 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.

In this series on the deadlift, Tate offers a simplified… Continue Reading

Download

Comment

In Combatives, CrossFit Games, Radio

July 23, 2009

Audio Article

Tommy Hackenbruk, Tony Blauer, and the mysterious “Jakers” of FRAT fame were Justin’s guests on episode 77 CrossFit Radio, webcast live at 6:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 22, 2009.

01:10 Tony Blauer talked about his S.P.E.A.R. self-defense system, why it’s important to CrossFitters, and how Coach Glassman will be a featured speaker at a training camp being held August 14-16 in Virginia Beach, VA. Also appearing at the camp will be John Welbourn… Continue Reading

Free Download

Comment

The Sweet 16

By Mike Warkentin

In CrossFit Games

July 22, 2009

PDF Article

Thirty-two men and women made it to Day 2 of the CrossFit Games. Mike Warkentin of the CrossFit Journal takes a closer look at these elite athletes and how they got to Aromas.

The CrossFit Games champions have been crowned, and you’ll be hearing a lot about Tanya Wagner and Mikko Salo over the next year.

A host of other elite athletes turned in similarly outstanding performances at the Games, perhaps setting themselves up… Continue Reading

Free Download

Comment

In CrossFit Games

July 21, 2009

PDF Article

As a bonus to Journal subscribers, we’re offering the 2009 CrossFit Games Program as a downloadable PDF.

All 160 full color pages are included in spread format, so you see it the same way as if you were looking at the actual program.

With a beautiful layout, the program includes a letter from CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman, looks back at the 2007 and 2008 editions of the Games, reviews all 19 of this year’s… Continue Reading

Download

Comment

Coaching Points

By Mike Burgener

In Coaching, Olympic Lifts, Videos

July 21, 2009

Video Article

There is more to a Mike Burgener Olympic weightlifting seminar than shouts of “Yeah, burpees!” and “Yes, coach!” Throughout the weekend, Coach Burgener will periodically call a halt to the small group work to highlight a problem he’s seeing or to make sure everyone hears his answer to a question. Coach Burgener calls these interruptions “coaching points.” This video from Again Faster features three coaching points taken from a seminar held March… Continue Reading

Download

Comment

Sights of the Games

By Mike Warkentin

In CrossFit Games

July 20, 2009

PDF Article

The CrossFit Games produced a host of great stories. Mike Warkentin tracked down a few that you might not know about.

Over the course of the CrossFit Games, media teams took 100,000 photos and recorded hours of video footage. But the camera doesn’t always catch everything. Sights of the Games is a compilation of some of the best behind-the-scenes moments from three days of total fitness chaos.

Which CrossFit celebrities were on hand to… Continue Reading

Free Download

Comment