November 2009

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In CFJ and Monthly Collections

November 30, 2009

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

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

The articles included here are:

Andrews, Warkentin - CrossFit Works
Warkentin - A Ringing Success
Swift - Performance Psychology: Taming the Inner Voice
Morrison - CrossFit Europe
Starr - Learning How to Do Full Cleans
Soubbotine - The Russian’s Gymnastics Warm-Up
Morrison - CrossFit Europe, Part 2
Kilgore - Safety: For Athletes and… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Equipment, Videos

November 30, 2009

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“Low overhead” has a special meaning to Zach Even-Esh of Underground Strength Coach/CrossFit Underground. The trainer from New Jersey keeps his expenses down with a no-frills approach to outfitting his box, but his first gym—in his father’s garage—actually had a ceiling just over six feet high.

Even-Esh still gets emotional when visiting the old garage in Edison, N.J. After outfitting the small space with equipment purchased on the cheap from bankrupt… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Medical/Injuries, Reference

November 29, 2009

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The benefits of exercise outweigh the risks, but planning ahead can ensure you’re protected when accidents do happen. Dr. Lon Kilgore suggests some ways to insulate yourself.

The mass consensus is that exercise is a healthy undertaking. The general population, including lawmakers and courts, has a preconceived notion that all exercise and sport is healthy, and that if injury occurs, someone has done something wrong. This, as a… Continue Reading

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In Exercises, Videos

November 29, 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 sumo deadlift high pull entirely in Spanish.

The sumo deadlift high pull builds on the deadlift by introducing powerful hip extension to the movement. Often misinterpreted as a shoulder exercise, the high pull is a core-to-extremity movement that derives the bulk of its… Continue Reading

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What Is CrossFit?

By Greg Glassman

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Simple question: What is CrossFit?

Can you answer it?

Many people struggle to define CrossFit, and many others don’t know the rationale behind the program. They know there’s magic in the movements, and they know it works—but why?

Captured on tape at an internal seminar staff meeting, CrossFit CEO and founder Greg Glassman talks about the basis of his program. With directors of training Nicole Carroll and Dave Castro in attendance, plus “flowmasters” Chuck Carswell, Greg… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit Games, LEO/Mil, Radio

November 28, 2009

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CrossFit Games competitor and affiliate owner Nicole Gordon and Maj. Don Clarkson of Fort Hood joined Justin on Episode 95 of CrossFit Radio, webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009.

Justin began the show by reading some e-mail he received this past week from teachers using CrossFit in their PE classes. The teachers gave feedback and offered tips on what’s working for them, also describing… Continue Reading

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Upper-Body Maintenance

By Kelly Starrett

In Medical/Injuries, Videos

November 27, 2009

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Physical therapy: $2.50.

Using a only a lacrosse ball—about three bucks at any sporting-goods store—you can work a lot of tension out of tight tissue.

Working with an athlete at CrossFit Santa Cruz, Kelly Starrett uses a ball to treat the internal and external rotators of the shoulder, the triceps and the lats. By getting creative and taping a pair of balls together, Starrett is able to do a little maintenance on… Continue Reading

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In Nutrition, Videos

November 27, 2009

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Zone creator Dr. Barry Sears had a revelation in the early ʼ80s: “I think I can treat food like a drug to control the inflammation without the side effects induced by other anti-inflammatory drugs ... . That leap was obvious to me but not so obvious to everyone else in the world.”

Sears has spent the last decades proving his theories and getting his message out. He currently spends the majority of his time sifting through mountains of research… Continue Reading

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