March 2010

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In CrossFit, Exercises, Reference, Videos

March 27, 2010

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A host of things can produce a poor squat. Limited range of motion, shaky balance, lack of flexibility, low strength—all can result in a squat that will make a trainer cringe.

Some will attempt to work on deficiencies in order to get a client to squat better, but Greg Glassman believes the best solution is simply more squats:

“Regardless of what the problem is, the answer is to squat.”

The magic, of course, is in the… Continue Reading

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The Mind Game

By Steven Shrago

In Competition, Rest Day/Theory

March 27, 2010

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The fastest, strongest athlete can be undone by a weak mind. Steven Shrago recommends using positive beliefs, mental preparation and mental toughness to help your mind drive your body to new PRs.

CrossFit’s 10 domains of fitness cover the full range of physical and neurological components, but do they tell the full story of fitness?

We measure fitness as “work capacity across broad time and modal domains,” which implies a necessary element of performance: you are only as… Continue Reading

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Strongman Equipment

By Kurtis Bowler

In Sports Applications, Videos

March 26, 2010

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In essence, strongman is about moving heavy stuff of any size or shape, but a few “standard” implements make training a little easier.

Strongman competitor Kurtis Bowler of Rainier CrossFit uses strongman movements and implements in his WODs, and he explains that most of the toys are actually pretty easy to come by.

Tires can be obtained from just about any heavy equipment shop, while atlas stones… Continue Reading

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Moved to Mate?

By Dr. Steven M. Platek

In ExPhysiology, Rest Day/Theory

March 25, 2010

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Dr. Steven M. Platek presents a scientific argument in support of the idea that naturally designed movements produce naturally attractive physiques.

Evolution has favored certain movements in different animals because those behaviors have produced two essential outcomes for possessors of the requisite species-specific movements: survival and reproduction—more specifically, being selected as a mating partner.

For example, the kangaroo and the rabbit (or hare) hop. Big cats (lions… Continue Reading

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Rebuilding Khalipa: Part 4

By Kelly Starrett

In Medical/Injuries, Videos

March 25, 2010

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“Whoa! Whose hip is that, bro?”

Working on Jason Khalipa at San Francisco CrossFit, Kelly Starrett shows that a little therapy can go a very long way, and it can even get results in minutes.

After assessing the 2008 CrossFit Games champion, Starrett identified several issues and then worked through them. In Part 4 of this series, Starrett gives Khalipa a set of exercises he can do on his own to improve his mechanics. After… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 112

By Justin Judkins

In Competition, CrossFit Games, Radio

March 24, 2010

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CrossFit Radio host Justin Judkins interviewed Ohio Sectional winner Lisa Shiu and Moe Naqvi of Beyondthewhiteboard.com on Episode 112, webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 24, 2010.

4:05 Lisa Shiu recently won the Ohio Sectional held at the Arnold Classic in Columbus. In the interview, Lisa talked about the atmosphere at the Classic and what it was like to compete at such an exciting venue. She… Continue Reading

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The Women’s Workout: The Ding SLC Series Part 3

By Tommy Hackenbruck, Miranda and Tyson Oldroyd, Chris Spealler

In Athletes, Coaching, Videos

March 24, 2010

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In Salt Lake City via the Southwest Airlines Ding program, the CrossFit media team of Tony Budding and Rory McKernan spent a day at Tommy Hackenbruck’s Ute CrossFit.

In Part 3 of this series, Tony and Rory set up an overhead-squat/pull-up/400-meter-run workout for three athletes who are coached through the WOD by Hackenbruck, Miranda and Tyson Oldroyd of CrossFit 801, and Chris Spealler of CrossFit Park City.

The women hit the… Continue Reading

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After introducing New Zealand All Blacks rugby player Owen Franks to the Burgener Warm-Up, Mike Burgener takes him through high-hang snatches at Mike’s Gym in Bonsall, Calif.

Starting at the top and working down to the floor, Coach B has Franks work the high-hang position. Focusing the athlete, Burgener gives him a goal for the session: keeping his chest up and his weight back on his heels.

Working from the high hang… Continue Reading

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