January 2010

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Pose Drills

By Dr. Nicholas Romanov

In Running, Videos

January 27, 2010

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As with any CrossFit movement, technical proficiency can be the catalyst for more productive, more efficient application of force in your training and competition.

Dr. Nicholas Romanov, inventor of the Pose Method for running, bases his training on the simple concept that gravity can be your friend. Gravity is a constant force, and the best runners don’t fight it but rather position their bodies so gravity can do some of the work… Continue Reading

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You Be the Trainer #5

By Monique Ames, Carey Kepler, Andy Petranek and Tony Budding

In Coaching

January 26, 2010

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The You Be the Trainer series gives the CrossFit community a chance to compare their training savvy with top CrossFit coaches. In this edition, Monique Ames, Carey Kepler and Andy Petranek talk about motivating a client whose family commitments and nagging injuries are making it difficult to get to the box.

Joan got hooked on CrossFit a few years back, but a busy family schedule and several annoying injuries have sapped her… Continue Reading

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Setting up the Bench

By Louie Simmons

In Powerlifting, Videos

January 25, 2010

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The bench press is the king of lifts for bar stars, Globo Gym thugs and weekend warriors, and you’re likely to see a chest-thumping bench-off go down every hour in every gym in the world. Despite the popularity of the bench press, most people don’t know how to do it with good technique.

Commonly known as a chest exercise, the bench is actually a full-body movement when performed correctly. Louie… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Videos

January 24, 2010

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CrossFit Fenway opened its doors in December, and Patrick Cummings of Again Faster had a chance to talk with co-owner Steve Rast about some of the finer details of starting a new box.

Rast says it’s important to make connections in the community quickly and to talk to everyone you can. Networking can help you in ways you never considered, and sometimes an offhand conversation can result in something great—like a… Continue Reading

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You Be the Trainer #5: Preview

By Monique Ames, Carey Kepler, Andy Petranek and Tony Budding

In Coaching

January 24, 2010

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The You Be the Trainer series gives the CrossFit community a chance to compare their training savvy with top CrossFit coaches. In this edition, Monique Ames, Carey Kepler and Andy Petranek talk about motivating a client whose family commitments and nagging injuries are making it difficult to get to the box.

We’ve all been there: sometimes life just gets in the way of getting to the gym. Add in a few old… Continue Reading

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Ropes and Rifles: The Ranger Challenge Part 2

By Duke University Blue Devil Eagle Battalion

In Competition, LEO/Mil, Videos

January 23, 2010

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In Part 2 of this series, the Ranger Challenge team from Duke University competes in a series of events designed to test their skills.

Trained by Maj. Shane Finison, an Army ROTC instructor at Duke and a coach at CrossFit Durham, the squad will be relying on their military education and CrossFit training to get them through events including a hand-grenade assault course, land navigation test and standard Army PT test.

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You Are CrossFit

By Greg Glassman

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Videos

January 22, 2010

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As founder of an open-source fitness program, Greg Glassman views himself as sitting in the caboose, not the locomotive.

Speaking at a CrossFit 101 seminar held at CrossFit Long Island City on Oct. 9, 2009, Coach explained that the people driving CrossFit are the athletes and trainers in boxes and garages from Helsinki to Sydney to Santa Cruz. Communities are developing within each box, and the global CrossFit community is a truly special… Continue Reading

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Rory vs. Kate: The Ding Series Part 4

By Jennifer Higgins and Rory McKernan

In Affiliation, Videos

January 21, 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 Jennifer Higgins and Carl Wells of CrossFit Works, who talked about training female athletes.

Higgins explained that many women are intimidated by weights and pull-ups and bring up traditional worries including “getting too bulky.” A look at some of the top women in CrossFit usually convinces new CrossFitters… Continue Reading

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