August 2009

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August 31, 2009

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The individual PDF articles published in August 2009 are collected here in a single download.

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

The articles included here are:

Budding et al. - You Be The Trainer #3
Eich - The Dead Elk and the CrossFit Question
Berger - Inside Gym Jones
Deavers - Anything for a T-Shirt
Skowron - One Hundred Miles of Trials
Orlando et al. - Teamwork Gets Athletes to the Games
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Training Athletes

By Dave Tate

In Coaching, Videos

August 31, 2009

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Dave Tate of Elite FTS isn’t afraid to call something “worthless bullshit” and then suggest a better way.

In this video documenting a private seminar held Jan. 9, 2009, at CrossFit San Diego, the opinionated Tate talks about working with athletes in the off-season. Tate’s main point of issue is a warm-up that has nothing to do with the skills an athlete needs to perfect to be successful on the field.

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Reviewing the Snatch

By Mike Burgener

In Olympic Lifts, Videos

August 30, 2009

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Coach Mike Burgener of Mike’s Gym reviews the key points of the snatch during an Olympic Lifting Certification held March 7-8, 2009, at CrossFit Old Town in Alexandria, Va.

Coach B’s instructions: when lifting the bar from the floor, keep a constant back angle while getting the knees out of the way. The whole purpose of the first part of the lift is to get to the ideal jumping position at mid-thigh, and if you change the… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

August 30, 2009

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Herm Blancaflor and Kristan Clever appeared on episode 82 of CrossFit Radio, webcast live at 6:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, August 26, 2009.

2:33 Herm Blancaflor, who started the "FRAT 30 day Paleo Challenge," gave the history behind the "Challenge" and why he started it. He gave advice for people thinking about starting the Paleo diet. He talked about using the support of the people that are doing the
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In CrossFit Games, Videos

August 29, 2009

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To a CrossFitter, 10 seconds might be five or six breaths of rest, three hard pulls on the C2, a few quick steps in a hill run or a couple of unbroken reps. To Heather Keenan of CrossFit New England, 10 seconds was all of those things—and it was also the slim margin by which she missed the Top 16 at the 2009 CrossFit Games.

Miss it by a minute? That’s a lot of ground to make up. But 10 seconds? That’s fuel for a… Continue Reading

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In Nutrition, Videos

August 28, 2009

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“If I want to have an al-Qaida battle plan How to Destroy Health Care of America, the USDA food pyramid there would be exactly that. I can think of nothing that would accelerate the development of silent inflammation faster.”

In Part 4 of this series, Dr. Barry Sears pulls no punches in criticizing USDA nutritional prescriptions that are being adopted by countries around the world. Dr. Sears states that a Western diet that causes silent… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit

August 27, 2009

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Dr. Tony Webster, a CrossFitter who teaches undergraduate courses in exercise education, finds a connection between our detractors and the evolution of physical activity guidelines. He takes a look at what’s next.

Many academics and fitness professionals are highly suspicious of CrossFit. In turn, CrossFitters are often quick to dismiss conventional fitness approaches. It doesn’t have to be this way. Call me optimistic, but I think we can learn a lot from each other.

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Solving Knee Problems, Part 2

By Kelly Starrett

In ExPhysiology, Medical/Injuries, Videos

August 26, 2009

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Our series on solving knee problems continues with Kelly Starrett telling participants at a one day seminar at CrossFit Santa Cruz on March 14, 2009 that he first time an athlete engages the hamstring when squatting is an ‘aha!’ moment and “lights go off for them.” Starrett is the owner of San Francisco CrossFit and a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

If the tibia goes forward in a squat, joint forces across the meniscus will… Continue Reading

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