October 2009

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In CFJ and Monthly Collections

October 31, 2009

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

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

The articles included here are:

Rithner - Rugby and the Rotational Kettlebell Swing
Starr - Strength Training and the Young Athlete
Widman - A CrossFit Start-Up Guide: Part 3
Kostielney - Elite Soldiers, Elite Fitness
Cej - The Business of CrossFit
Hanson - Diluting the Brand?
Warkentin - Centers of Excellence… Continue Reading

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In Audio, Nutrition, Videos

October 31, 2009

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The Zone Diet can help you achieve wellness—freedom from disease and inflammation—but it can also help you smash PRs.

In Part 8 of Dr. Sears’ presentation on Aug. 8, 2009, in Orange County, Calif., the creator of the Zone Diet talks about how proper nutrition has worked for elite athletes. From NFL and NBA players to Olympians, top athletes have found that following the Zone Diet can help them to longer careers, PRs, gold medals and world records.

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In Affiliation, Videos

October 30, 2009

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Jonny and Helen (Helzy) Smyth are the co-owners of Elite 400/CrossFit Northern Ireland, and they opened their box the day after returning from a Level 1 Cert in Manchester, England. At the cert, they asked Coach Greg Glassman to select the very first workout for the new affiliate, and he chose Fight Gone Bad. Nicole Carroll chose Fran for Day 2.

After an aggressive start in the middle of 2008, CrossFit Northern Ireland hosted… Continue Reading

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Centers of Excellence—Part 2

By Mike Warkentin

In CrossFit Games

October 29, 2009

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Athletes from CrossFit Calgary and CrossFit Central did extremely well at the 2009 CrossFit Games. In Part 2 of this two-part series, Mike Warkentin talks to Jeremy Thiel and Mike Gregory about their training secrets.

Rewind to July 11 at the 2009 CrossFit Games.

Jeremy Thiel is standing in the athletes’ warm-up area, yelling at a flat-screen TV streaming the live feed from the JumboTron towering over the Stadium. The energized Texan is… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 91

By Justin Judkins

In LEO/Mil, Radio

October 29, 2009

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Gillian Mounsey and Maj. Don Clarkson joined Justin on Episode 91 of CrossFit Radio, webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009.

1:41 CrossFit firebreather Gillian Mounsey came on the show to talk about a special event she has organized: she’s going to do 100 muscle-ups in an hour to raise money for Hope for the Warriors. Mounsey explained what Hope for the Warriors is and how it helps U.S… Continue Reading

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In Combatives, LEO/Mil, Videos

October 28, 2009

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CrossFitting combative expert Tony Blauer of Blauer Tactical Systems is an avid CrossFitter who developed the SPEAR self-defense system—spontaneous protection enabling accelerated response. Blauer’s innovative approach to self-defense uses the startle/flinch response to give combatants a better chance to survive an encounter unharmed.

In this video, Blauer teaches athletes how to behave when a gun is being pointed at them by paying special attention to how people move when they’re… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Powerlifting, Videos

October 27, 2009

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“I’m a meathead,” says strength and powerlifting expert Dave Tate of Elite FTS. “I have to do what I like. I want to make (my clients) stronger.”

Tate may be focused on the kind of strength that can produce an 800-lb. deadlift, but he understands that the average client wants to be good at everything, not great at anything in particular. Elite athletes, on the other hand, sacrifice competence in some fitness domains for high… Continue Reading

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Spanish Deadlift

By Maggie Dabe

In Exercises, Videos

October 27, 2009

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Maggie Dabe from CrossFit Fairfax is one of CrossFit HQ’s traveling seminar trainers. Originally from Ecuador, she explains our standard cues and faults for the deadlift entirely in Spanish.

When performing the deadlift, the stance will be between hip and shoulder width, with the weight in the heels. The grip will be just outside the knees, and the lumbar curve must be maintained throughout the lift. The… Continue Reading

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