August 2010

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August 31, 2010

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Here are the individual PDF articles published in August 2010, collected together in a single download.

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

The articles included here are:

Joulwan - CrossFit Lessons Outside the Box
Daigle - Fear and Loathing in L.A.
Joseph - Working out for Two
MacDonald - Truly Special Populations
Lopez - APFT A-OK
Needham - No Excuses
Barnett - Why’d You Miss?
Saliba - An Affiliation Journey—So Far
Ames - Great Intro. Now… Continue Reading

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In Competition, Olympic Lifts, Videos

August 31, 2010

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Competing at the upcoming CrossFit/USAW Open in Colorado Springs? You could really use a guy like Mike Burgener in your corner. Luckily, Coach B is here to tell you all about what to expect when you walk through the doors at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort for the first hybrid competition of its kind.

Take notes, CrossFitter.

In this two-part interview with Coach B at his home gym in California, he… Continue Reading

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In Olympic Lifts

August 31, 2010

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You just cleaned a huge weight—but can you get it overhead? Hall-of-fame Oly coach Bob Takano explains how to correct errors in your jerk.

In the CrossFit community (and in the weightlifting nation at large), most of the effort is being put into learning proper technique in the pull—and justifiably so. Correct pulling technique is absolutely necessary for the performance of the snatch and clean.

Within an Oly Cert, we focus… Continue Reading

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Coaching Games Athletes

By Ben Bergeron, Justin Emmons, C.J. Martin, Melody Feldman

In Coaching, CrossFit Games, Videos

August 30, 2010

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Behind every good athlete is a long list of supporters and coaches who’ve helped along the way. Ask anyone who has ever stood atop a podium if he or she got there alone, and you’ll find the answer is likely, “No.”

CrossFit Games athletes are no different.

At this year’s event, Again Faster turned the lens on the men and women behind those competing for the title of World’s Fittest to get their take on the event and what it’s like watching the athlete… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

August 29, 2010

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After the 2010 CrossFit Games, Mikko Salo took a day off—but only one.

Shortly afterward, the 2009 champion stopped by to train at CrossFit Santa Cruz with Hollis Molloy. In between power cleans, Salo talks a little about his vices (he has none), his dog, his CrossFit certifications, and his thoughts while he struggled with the rope climb in the final event at the Home Depot Center.

Finally, Salo the athlete talks about… Continue Reading

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Kettlebells for Warriors

By Mike Krivka

In Kettlebells, Videos

August 28, 2010

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Kettlebells aren’t just for swinging and snatching anymore. They’re for raising money, too.

When Mike Krivka of CrossFit Koncepts went looking for some way to raise money for the troops, it was obvious that a workshop could easily be set up as a fundraiser given his background with kettlebells and his love for CrossFit.

Jordan Gravatt offers a closer look at Krivka’s unique fundraising effort.

4min 51sec

Additional reading: Kettlebell Basics: Drills for… Continue Reading

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Bringing CrossFit to Collegiate Swimming

By Chris Michelmore and Sage Hopkins

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In 2008-09, Sage Hopkins and Chris Michelmore led the San Jose State women’s swimming team to arguably the greatest season in Spartan history. Both happen to be avid CrossFitters and have implemented the CrossFit protocol throughout the swimming program—but getting there wasn’t easy.

“Your ass is on the line,” Hopkins was told when trying to implement CrossFit into the swimming program.

While correlation doesn’t imply cause, both coaches are sure that the… Continue Reading

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Great Intro. Now What?

By Monique Ames

In Affiliation

August 27, 2010

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Following up after a free intro session is critical to building a relationship with potential clients. Monique Ames explains how to do it.

During a great intro, you have shown the prospective member exactly what you’ve got and also where they stand in the grand scheme of CrossFit in your gym. Whether they join or not, there are things you should do to continue building the relationship you just… Continue Reading

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