December 2009

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December 31, 2009

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

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

The articles included here are:

Hackleman, Amundson, Howard - Scoring Martial-Arts Workouts for Intensity
CrossFit Games Competitors - Beauty in Strength
CrossFit Games Competitors - Iron Will, Iron Bodies
Silverman - The Asshole Barrier
Hayes - Rise Up!
Brigham - The Do-It-Yourself Climbing Rope
Berger - Form Follows Function

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CrossFit Works Part 1—The Ding Series

By Tony Budding and Rory McKernan

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Videos

December 31, 2009

Video Article

The Southwest Airlines Ding program is a great way to make new CrossFit friends. For only $346 combined, Tony Budding and Rory McKernan of the CrossFit Media crew spent a day visiting CrossFit Works in Tucson, Ariz.

Budding and McKernan met at the office at 5 a.m. to gather equipment and head to the airport. A few hours later in Tucson, they met owners Jennifer Higgins and Carl Wells, who started their 6,000-square-foot… Continue Reading

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In Complete 2009 Games, Videos

December 31, 2009

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This is the 19th installment of the complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the final part of the women’s competition. Here is complete coverage of the women’s chipper event.

The chipper format is a classic CrossFit structure. You have a large number of tasks that you complete in order. They are designed so that as you fatigue in one task, you switch up the demands and keep going. There is a cumulative effect, of course, but… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 100

By Justin Judkins

In Coaching, Nutrition, Powerlifting, Radio

December 30, 2009

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Tony Budding of CrossFit HQ joined Justin on Episode 100 of CrossFit Radio, webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009.

2:21 CrossFit’s subject matter experts (SMEs) all bring something valuable to the table in terms of what CrossFitters can learn from them, and Tony Budding has had the privilege of meeting with SMEs from a variety of disciplines. Tony spoke about recently meeting Louie Simmons from Westside… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

December 30, 2009

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Sarah Dunsmore was in third place at the end of the first day of the 2009 CrossFit Games. She finished 13th overall about a year after recovering from several major back surgeries that made walking a painful experience.

After discovering CrossFit in August of 2008, Dunsmore quickly found out that the program felt a lot like physical therapy and actually yielded similar results. The former collegiate rugby player (UNC… Continue Reading

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In Complete 2009 Games, Videos

December 30, 2009

Video Article

This is the 18th installment of the complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the seventh part of the women’s competition. Here is complete coverage of the women’s triplet event.

Event 7 came with a little controversy for the women: Were non-kipping handstand push-ups on parallettes fair? A few competitors couldn’t do them in practice, and the rule was each competitor had to complete at least one full… Continue Reading

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Shouldering Stones

By Kurtis Bowler

In Sports Applications, Videos

December 29, 2009

Video Article

Every CrossFit movement has major form faults such as loss of lumbar curve in a squat or muted hips in a med-ball clean. In stone shouldering, one of the worst faults is simply not trying hard enough.

Lifting a barbell is far easier than lifting an atlas stone, and odd-object lifting has a set of rules all its own. Kurtis Bowler of Rainier CrossFit teaches how to get a heavy stone from the ground to the… Continue Reading

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Form Follows Function

By Russell Berger

In Athletes

December 29, 2009

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The goal of CrossFit is producing increased work capacity—but Russell Berger says you’d have to be blind not to see that it also produces exquisite physiques.

CrossFit isn’t designed to make you look good naked. That benefit is just an unavoidable side effect of increasing your work capacity at life’s most basic tasks.

We go at unmatched intensity to improve our performance and ability, but dedicated CrossFitters can take satisfaction in knowing… Continue Reading

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