May 2010

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In CrossFit Games, Videos

May 27, 2010

Video Article

The men’s competition at the Northwest Regional contained 66 athletes, including 2009 Games competitors Chris Spealler, Eric O’Connor, Jerome Perryman, Zach Forrest and Jordan Holland. Also in the mix was HQ trainer Todd Widman, as well as Moe Kelsey, who is pre-qualified for the 2010 Games via his 2009 podium finish. The event was held May 15-16 in Puyallup, Wash.

The regional featured four events:

WOD 1—3 rounds of 10 overhead squats (135 lb… Continue Reading

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Beating the Boston Marathon

By Dr. Doug Harmon, Janine Marcoux, Lori Gallon

In Running, Videos

May 27, 2010

Video Article

The secret isn’t a secret anymore: you don’t have to run a lot of miles to train for a marathon.

More and more endurance athletes are realizing that old training methods are outdated and inefficient, and intense CrossFit Endurance sessions are now helping athletes accomplish their goals without the endless training miles that punish the body.

Offering more proof, three athletes from RAW Training in Pennsylvania talk about their experience… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 121

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, Combatives, Competition, Radio

May 26, 2010

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On Episode 121 of CrossFit Radio, Host Justin Judkins interviewed Tony Blauer and the winner of the North Central Regional, Matt Chan. The episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 26, 2010.

3:30 Tony Blauer is the owner of Blauer Tactical Systems and creator of the SPEAR System (Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response), and he came on the show to talk about the training camp… Continue Reading

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In Rowing, Videos

May 26, 2010

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Kevin Light of B.C., Canada, gave up hockey at 17, and more than a decade later he was rewarded with an Olympic gold medal in the men’s eights rowing event in Beijing, China.

In this video shot at CrossFit East Sacramento during a training session with the Rowing Canada team, Light talks about how he got into rowing, what he eats and how he trains.

Light also talks about intensity and how top rowers… Continue Reading

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No I in Team

By Various

In Competition, CrossFit Games, Videos

May 25, 2010

Video Article

Affiliate Cup competitions are always about teamwork, but the Northwest Regional event in Puyallup, Wash., took that idea one step further with a two-person clean and jerk.

After two “standard” team WODs, athletes were faced with 275- and 185-lb. bars for max clean and jerks in 90 seconds. If you thought mastering the intricacies of an Olympic lift was tough by yourself, try coordinating the world’s most powerful lift with a partner for a series of… Continue Reading

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The Positive Impact of Physical Fitness on Emotional Fitness

By Dr. Brooke R. Envick and Rick Martinez

In Rest Day/Theory

May 25, 2010

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CrossFitters Dr. Brooke Envick and Rick Martinez create a study designed to test whether physical fitness can improve your emotional fitness.

Health-science experts claim that the combination of proper nutrition with physical exercise will improve your emotional well-being. In other words, improved physical fitness can lead to improved emotional fitness.

Emotional fitness is defined as the state wherein the mind is capable of staying… Continue Reading

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In Competition, CrossFit Games, Videos

May 24, 2010

Video Article

The women’s competition at the Northwest Regional featured a field of 50 women vying for three qualifying spots, with former Games competitors Cyndi Frieling, Kallista Pappas and Jenny Olson certain to figure in the battle. HQ trainers and affiliate owners Miranda Oldroyd and Nadia Shatila also promised to make things exciting at the competition held May 15-16 in Puyallup, Wash.

The regional featured four events:

WOD 1—3 rounds of 10… Continue Reading

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The “Space” Program

By John and Kelly Brown

In Affiliation, Videos

May 24, 2010

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CrossFit Agoge started just like many other boxes: with a collection of friends throwing bumper plates around in a garage. Since leaving the humble confines of their home location, John and Kelly Brown have upgraded their space four times, each time expanding into larger and more functional environments.

Jordan and Paula Gravatt catch up with the Browns at their current location in Montrose, Colo., for a look inside their newest… Continue Reading

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