December 2009

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In Complete 2009 Games, Videos

December 29, 2009

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This is the 17th installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the sixth part of the women’s competition. Here is complete coverage of the women’s max snatch event.

The first event of Day 2 was simple: Find a one-rep-max snatch. The rules of the event were unique. Eight women lifted at a time. They had 10 minutes in the arena to establish the heaviest successful lift possible. They could… Continue Reading

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Body Weight Perception

By Dr. Nicholas Romanov

In Running, Videos

December 28, 2009

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“We are looking for body weight as a horizontal propulsive force,” says Dr. Nicholas Romanov, inventor of the Pose Method.

According to Dr. Romanov, one of the keys to his innovative running technique is applying your mass to the point of support to create efficient horizontal movement. In this special CrossFit presentation, the two-time Olympic coach leads athletes through several drills designed to help them understand how to… Continue Reading

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In Complete 2009 Games, Videos

December 28, 2009

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This is the 16th installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the fifth part of the women’s competition. Here is complete coverage of the women’s couplet event.

After the row/sledge event, 10 more women were eliminated. The 52 remaining competitors had one last chance to become one of the “Sweet 16” to compete on Sunday. The couplet was an extraordinary test:

3 rounds for time of:
30 wall balls (14-lb. med… Continue Reading

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In Equipment

December 27, 2009

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Lincoln Brigham spends about 15 bucks at the hardware store and braids his way to a 15-foot climbing rope.

Climbing a rope is a tremendously functional way to challenge the grip and pulling muscles, and ropes have long been a staple of CrossFit and military training programs.

Despite the obvious benefits of thick rope work, many CrossFit gyms do not have climbing ropes. In some gyms that do, I’ve heard complaints about the cost and… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

December 27, 2009

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The CrossFit Games push the body to its absolute limit, but the annual event might be even harder on an athlete’s mind. Managing exhaustion while competing against the best athletes in the world in front of thousands of fans forces athletes to question themselves, and only the strongest can push through to the finish.

In this four-part retrospective on the 2009 CrossFit Games, women’s champion Tanya Wagner… Continue Reading

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In Complete 2009 Games, Videos

December 27, 2009

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This is the 15th installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the fourth part of the women’s competition. Here is complete coverage of the women’s row/sledge event.

The hopper model tests an athlete’s ability to perform proficiently at random physical challenges. Along those lines, the fourth event required the women to drive a three-foot-long blunt stake into evenly packed ground with an 8-lb. sledgehammer. To… Continue Reading

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In Powerlifting, Sports Applications, Videos

December 26, 2009

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Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell has produced a host of world- and national-champion powerlifters, and the top lifters at his gym in Columbus, Ohio rival the top lifters in any country. He’s one of the world’s foremost authorities on strength training, and at CrossFit Powerlifting Certs he’ll share his knowledge with our community.

Despite the fact that he’s looking to produce specialists, Simmons has a training philosophy that’s very similar to the CrossFit… Continue Reading

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In Complete 2009 Games, Videos

December 26, 2009

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This is the 14th installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the third part of the women’s competition. Here is complete coverage of the women’s couplet event.

The field was narrowed after the second event, with 10 of the 72 women failing to advance. This included three medical withdrawals. Joy Nguyen sprained her ankle on the hill, and Valerie MacKenzie had heat stroke and a mild… Continue Reading

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