May 2010

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May 31, 2010

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

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

The articles included here are:

Kilgore - Getting Some Leverage
Various - You Be the Affiliate!
Morrison - California Via Europe?
Starr - The Quick Lifts: Start Here
Halmi - The Path to Fitness
Ames - Showcasing Excellence: The Intro
Daigle - Training With the Enemy
Cooper - Rewiring the Body
Zimmer - Your Form Sucks… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Games, HD Videos

May 31, 2010

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Last year’s Europe Regional was a small event that nevertheless produced the 2009 CrossFit Games men’s champion. Still, it didn’t showcase the full talent of the area, and no women represented the continent in Aromas.

In 2010, the Europe Regional was a different story, with almost 60 competitors vying for a total of six spots in the CrossFit Games. This time around, the nation of Iceland was included in the event, meaning top… Continue Reading

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Fallen but Never Forgotten

By Russell Berger

In LEO/Mil

May 30, 2010

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CrossFit’s Hero WODs are challenging tests of fortitude—but they also represent something greater. Russell Berger takes a closer look at workouts created to honor our fallen.

On June 28, 2005, four Navy SEALs on a reconnaissance mission in the Kunar province of Afghanistan were ambushed by an overwhelming Taliban force. Team leader Lt. Michael Murphy, unable to call for help from his location, walked into the center of enemy… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Reference, Videos

May 30, 2010

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CrossFit’s compound movements get great results but require a great deal of work on the part of the athlete. A squat may be one of the most common movements in the world, but a good squat is rarer and requires technique, flexibility, strength and body control.

Trainers looking to teach the movement need to understand it inside and out, and they need to have a host of tools at their ready when less than… Continue Reading

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Violent Agreement: Part 6

By By Greg Glassman, Louie Simmons and Dr. Nicholas Romanov

In CrossFit, Videos

May 29, 2010

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In the sixth installment of the continuing Violent Agreement, coach Greg Glassman lobs a cherry bomb into the long-standing argument about the importance of localized vs. systemic lactose tolerance. As he steps back, Dr. Nicholas Romanov and Louie Simmons step in and try to sort out the mess.

Prepare for a ride on the Krebs cycle, with stops featuring Dr. Romanov’s linking of vomiting and fear, Simmons’ roll call of the major injuries he’s beaten… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Games, Videos

May 28, 2010

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Twenty-one teams gathered for the Affiliate Cup competition at the Northeast Regional, held May 21-23 in Albany, N.Y. Each team consisted of six athletes, with four competing in each workout.

The competition featured three events:

WOD 1—In 12 minutes, men had to complete 40 snatches at 115 lb., while women completed 40 snatches at 83 lb. After, the team members then completed as many handstand push-ups as possible in the remaining… Continue Reading

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Training Silvers

By Joey Powell

In Coaching, Special Populations

May 28, 2010

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Senior athletes require a special approach, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t CrossFit. Joey Powell offers tips on how to help your senior athletes achieve health and fitness.

Working with seniors has taught me a lot, but most of all it’s taught me that we must embrace the lessons they can share first and then patiently return the favor.

After working with many “silvers,” I think it’s productive to view the senior… Continue Reading

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Spanish Push Jerk

By Maggie Dabe

In Exercises, Videos

May 28, 2010

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Maggie Dabe from CrossFit Fairfax is one of CrossFit HQ’s traveling seminar trainers. Originally from Ecuador, she explains our standard cues and faults for the push jerk entirely in Spanish.

The push jerk is the third in a series of overhead pressing movements, and the jerk allows athletes to get the heaviest load possible overhead. Once the athlete is confident with the push press, he or she is ready to move on… Continue Reading

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