January 2010

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January 31, 2010

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The individual PDF articles published in January 2010 are collected here in a single download.

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

The articles included here are:

Thiel - How to Succeed as a CrossFit Affiliate
Ray - The Truth About Rhabdo
Amundson - 2851 Research Park Dr., Santa Cruz, Calif.
Berger - Judgement as a Virtue
Starr - Learning How to Do Full Snatches
Christie - Tuning the CrossFit Athlete—Part 1
Kilgore - Adaptation for… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Works and the Games: The Ding Series Part 5

By Jennifer Higgins and Carl Wells

In Affiliation, Videos

January 31, 2010

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For under $350, Tony Budding and Rory McKernan traveled to Tuscon, Ariz., on the Southwest Airlines Ding program. While there, they visited affiliate owners Jennifer Higgins and Carl Wells of CrossFit Works.

When Jen and Carl opened their box, perhaps the most surprising thing was the fact that they were often introducing people to CrossFit for the first time. They were initially worried that seasoned firebreathers would… Continue Reading

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CrossFit After 40

By Dr. Allison Belger

In Competition, Special Populations

January 30, 2010

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Dr. Allison Belger turns 40 and finds that masters events provide a new outlet for her competitive spirit.

Throughout the past year leading up to my 40th birthday, I had been reflecting on many things, as one often does in the face of such a milestone. Beyond the typical musings, I had thought a lot about my life as an aging athlete and how I would continue to challenge myself physically given the… Continue Reading

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The March to the Finish: The Ranger Challenge Part 3

By Duke University Blue Devil Eagle Battalion

In Competition, LEO/Mil, Videos

January 30, 2010

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“Be ready for the pain but relaxed deep down inside, but most of all, enjoy yourself.”

Maj. Shane Finison might be directing a WOD at CrossFit Durham or he might be preparing the Duke University Ranger Challenge Team for the 10K ruck march.

In Part 3 of this series, the cadets from Duke set out on a 10K march carrying a rifle and 35 lb. of gear. It’s a harsh end to the competition, and it demands endurance… Continue Reading

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Games On: Megan and Chyna

By Sevan Matossian

In Athletes, Videos, Workouts

January 29, 2010

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What better way to train for an upcoming CrossFit Games Sectional than with 2008 men’s champ Jason Khalipa and his coach, Austin Begiebing, cheering you through a workout?

With sectional events only months away, Sevan Matossian stopped by CrossFit Unlimited to check out a WOD featuring two potential Games athletes going head to head. Megan and Chyna will both be competing in the NorCal Sectional at the end of March, and… Continue Reading

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In Basics, CrossFit, Reference, Videos

January 28, 2010

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The best teachers can simplify the most complex concepts, and Coach Greg Glassman always did so by including a session at the whiteboard before workouts at the original CrossFit gym in Santa Cruz.

Back in front of the board, Coach Glassman and Tony Budding discuss the basic concepts that hold up CrossFit’s definition of core strength. A line—the midline—can be drawn through the integration of the pelvis and the spine, and this line is profoundly important to… Continue Reading

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In Medical/Injuries

January 28, 2010

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With several simple exercises, Daniel Christie believes you can create a routine that will improve both your posture and your CrossFit performance.

In Part 1 of “Tuning the CrossFit Athlete,” we discussed how common postural traits are evident in virtually every gym and CrossFit box worldwide.

Faulty posture known as “upper and lower crossed syndrome” can affect strength, stability and performance and negatively impact our ability to use ideal form during key… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 104

By Justin Judkins

In CrossFit Games, Radio

January 28, 2010

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Affiliate owner and second-fittest man on the planet Tommy Hackenbruck, along with CrossFit competition newcomer Ben Crook, joined Justin on Episode 104 of CrossFit Radio, webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010.

Justin began the show by asking former elite and college athletes to contact him about appearing on future shows to talk about making the transition to CrossFit.

7:22 Ben Crook trains at Ute CrossFit… Continue Reading

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