April 2010

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In Rest Day/Theory

April 25, 2010

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The CrossFit Journal is proud to present this extraordinary article by Dr. Jeff Glassman. Formerly the Division Chief Scientist for Missile Development and Microelectronics Systems Divisions for Hughes Aircraft, Dr. Glassman has dedicated his career to improving the quality of science methodology among his peers and the community at large.

For years he has been disturbed by the lack of credible science identifying human activity as a cause of… Continue Reading

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A Violent Agreement: Part 4

By Greg Glassman, Louie Simmons and Dr. Nicholas Romanov

In CrossFit, Videos

April 25, 2010

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Elite coaches have unbelievable stores of knowledge, and with that knowledge come great stories. In this informal continuation of the Violent Agreement series, Greg Glassman, Louie Simmons and Dr. Nicholas Romanov trade stories and ideas about training and general physical preparedness.

“Even a marathon runner has to sometimes sprint to the finish line,” Simmons maintains, while Romanov explains that the end of a marathon is characterized by runners who are out of… Continue Reading

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Running Men?

By Jason Leydon, James Hobart and Rob Orlando

In CrossFit Endurance, Running, Videos

April 24, 2010

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Both Rob Orlando and James Hobart are impressive athletes who competed in the 2009 CrossFit Games. While Orlando is beastly strong and Hobart has tremendous power, neither likes to run, which caused problems when a 7-kilometer trail run opened the Games.

To address their weakness, the pair hooked up with Jason Leydon of CrossFit Milford, who put together a running program to make sure Hobart and Orlando will be competitive if… Continue Reading

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Mile-High Mission: Fitness for All

By Jordan and Paula Gravatt

In Affiliation, Videos

April 23, 2010

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Randy Goldstein and Steve Paul own and operate CrossFit Denver. The first public CrossFit facility in the state of Colorado, CrossFit Denver has enjoyed nearly five successful years in a number of locations. In that period, Randy and Steve have seen countless transformations, including severely de-conditioned people returning to functional capacity and elite athletes radically improving their game.

Goldstein and Paul admit that it’s not always watching the… Continue Reading

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Mindset—Not Skill Set

By Zach Even-Esh

In Affiliation, Videos

April 22, 2010

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Speaking at FilFest 2010, Zach Even-Esh explains how getting your mind right is sometimes more important than anything else.

A lot of people find themselves in a groove that quickly becomes a rut, and before they know it they’re 55 and they’ve wasted the best years of their career. Even-Esh had this flash of inspiration in an airplane just before take-off and immediately got off the plane and changed… Continue Reading

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In Sports Applications, Videos

April 22, 2010

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Kurtis Bowler of Rainier CrossFit is a CrossFitter with an affinity for strongman movements, and in this video he goes over the various ways to flip a tire.

You can take a wide snatch grip or a narrow sumo grip on the tire, and with lighter tires athletes can choose to drive it all the way up in one movement (much like a snatch or power clean). With heavier rubber, athletes will… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 116

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit Games, Radio

April 21, 2010

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On Episode 116 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins caught up with Tony Budding as he visited with CrossFit Avalanche co-owners Myles Lewis and Travis Weaver. Justin also interviewed NorCal Sectional winner Laurie Galassi. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, April 21, 2010.

5:29 Tony Budding explained how he visited CrossFit Avalanche while vacationing in the Lake Tahoe area. Tony was impressed with… Continue Reading

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Beyond the Body

By Louis Hayes

In Athletes

April 21, 2010

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CrossFit girls are beautiful—but Louis Hayes believes it’s more about attitude and determination than appearance.

CrossFit chicks are hot.

Ever hear that saying? Well, it’s true. And here’s why: Being “hot” has a lot more to it than physical appearance. Plenty of women and girls have all the physical components and gifts of the cover girl but simply “aren’t hot.” And then there are those magnetic ones who might never be a runway model but… Continue Reading

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