February 2010

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February 28, 2010

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

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

The articles included here are:

Cole - Exporting CrossFit: Chris Spealler in India
Hollinger - The Missing Barbell Link?
Egyed, O’Malley - Second Chances—CrossFit Works, Part 2
Hatchett - CrossFit Goes to College
Barlow, Cascella - Fitness for the Force
Ord - From Athlete to Coach
Ames - Get With the Program
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Strategy, Scaling and Execution: SLC Ding Series, Part 2

By Tommy Hackenbruck, Miranda and Tyson Oldroyd and Chris Spealler

In Coaching, Videos

February 28, 2010

Video Article

The trainers have arrived at Ute CrossFit, the athletes have been introduced, and the workout has been announced. In this second installation of the SLC Ding series, it’s time for some workout preparation and planning.

A proper warm-up can prepare an athlete for success and safety within a workout, and it’s also a time to work on technique. By observing the warm-up, the trainer has a moment to assess scaling… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Crashes the C.R.A.S.H. B.s

By Tommy Hackenbruck and Tanya Wagner

In Athletes, Rowing, Videos

February 27, 2010

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Rowing is a movement where you can just set the damper to 10 and pull like hell, and some athletes use that strategy to post staggeringly fast times. But to really compete as a rower, you need to refine your movement so you can employ the most efficient technique and produce the best times.

Before competing in the Crash B World Indoor Rowing Championships in Boston, Mass., on Feb. 14, 2010, Tanya Wagner and Tommy… Continue Reading

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Warning Signs

By Maj. Dan Blackmon

In LEO/Mil

February 26, 2010

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Ignorant people often blame their mistakes on a fitness program rather than their own misuse of that program. Maj. Dan Blackmon, U.S. Army, believes athletes need to get educated to take responsibility for their health, safety and fitness.

One of the most common misconceptions among military/LEO folks is that CrossFit is dangerous.

I’m a major in the United States Army and a trainer at Black and Gold CrossFit at the U.S. Military Academy at West… Continue Reading

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Erin Cafaro Learns to Run: Part 1

By Dr. Nicholas Romanov

In ExPhysiology, Running, Videos

February 26, 2010

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Imagine finishing a prolonged run, retiring for the evening and feeling nothing but enjoyment—no injuries, no pain. This is what Pose Method creator Dr. Nicholas Romanov hopes for his athletes.

Erin Cafaro is one of the world’s best on-water rowers. In a private session at the University of San Diego, Dr. Romanov teaches her how to run by practicing correct posing and working with nature and gravity. Movement is the alternation… Continue Reading

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Conquering the Quad Dipsea

By San Francisco CrossFit

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At 28 miles, the Quad Dipsea ultra-marathon is only a little longer than a standard marathon. Then again, most marathons don’t include grueling terrain and over 18,000 feet in elevation change. What better challenge for Team Un-Scared?

Started by Kelly Starrett and the gang at San Francisco CrossFit, Team Un-Scared is for athletes who trust their CrossFit training and boldly register for events in which they have no… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 108

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit Games, Radio

February 24, 2010

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Episode 108 of CrossFit Radio was broadcast live at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, and the featured guests were former college athletes and sectional competitors Patrick Skinner and Jon Lyon, as well as CrossFit Blueprint owner and FilFest attendee Jorge (J) Perez.

Host Justin Judkins began the show with a quick rundown of the sectionals that have already been contested and gave a preview of the upcoming competitions.

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Boz and Todd Do Olga

By Kurtis Bowler, Adrian Bozman and Todd Widman

In Videos, Workouts

February 24, 2010

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Top CrossFit HQ trainers Adrian Bozman and Todd Widman put in a lot of miles instructing at Level 1 and 2 certs, and they drink in the ideas and training philosophies they encounter along the way.

When Kurtis Bowler of Rainier CrossFit introduced them to a CrossFit/strongman WOD named Olga, they couldn’t resist the challenge. The workout incorporates several strongman training tools and appears to be as brutal as advertised.

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