August 2010

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Pain Equals Potassium

By Brian MacKenzie

Video Article

Oh the burn!

At some point during Karen, your quads start to tingle with a certain familiar sensation that can only be described as “burning.” As you work your way toward your 150th toss of the Dynamax ball, the feeling gets worse and worse until you heave the final ball to the wall.

We all feel lactic acid building up during a workout. Or do we?

It turns out the burning sensation actually comes from the accumulation of potassium… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 134

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

August 25, 2010

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On Episode 134 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Patrick James, who has lost about 60 lb. since starting CrossFit 100 days ago. Box-jump world record holder Ryan Moody appeared on the show to talk about his training and his quest to establish a world record. Justin also interviewed Adam Neiffer, the owner of CrossFit Fort Vancouver, the box that recently won the Affiliate Cup at the 2010… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

August 25, 2010

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

The 2009 champion finished fifth on Sunday at the Home Depot Center, and by Tuesday he was back in the gym for two workouts. The Finn just isn’t satisfied with his performance and has dedicated himself to getting back to the top of the podium in 2011. That climb has already started.

At CrossFit Santa Cruz for a few workouts shortly after the… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation

August 25, 2010

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Chris Saliba affiliated in March of 2009. Just over a year later he looks back on lessons learned and challenges overcome.

“Hi Chris: On behalf of CrossFit, we would like to offer our congratulations and to let you know that we would be honored to have you join the CrossFit family of affiliates.”

It was these few words read on March 25, 2009, that started the ball rolling, and as I sit here… Continue Reading

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Spirit of the Games: Part 2

By Chris Spealler

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

August 24, 2010

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Chris Spealler is an HQ trainer, affiliate owner and CrossFit legend. After competing in all four CrossFit Games, Speal finally jumped on the podium with a third-place finish in 2010. At the awards ceremony, the dynamic athlete from Utah was given the Spirit of the Games Award for embodying the true character of CrossFit.

Back in his gym, CrossFit Park City, Speal reflects on this year’s event, including the final workouts of the… Continue Reading

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Why’d You Miss?

By Jeff Barnett

In Olympic Lifts, Powerlifting

August 23, 2010

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Maybe you weren’t strong enough to make the lift, or maybe something else went wrong. Jeff Barnett offers a non-exhaustive list of reasons why the iron didn’t move.

A missed lift is a wonderful opportunity. It’s an opportunity to test your limits, to build character through willingness to fail, and to examine what went wrong.

Many proficient coaches have said that you should plan your lifts carefully such that you never miss. Perhaps… Continue Reading

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From Top 10 to Level 1

By Camille Leblanc-Bazinet

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

August 23, 2010

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Even if you finish in the top 10 at the CrossFit Games, you still have to earn a Level 1 certification—it just isn’t as hard to learn the movements when you’re one of the world’s top CrossFitters.

After an outstanding performance at the 2010 Games, always-smiling Camille Leblanc-Bazinet was invited to a Level 1 Cert at CrossFit Watertown, where Again Faster caught up the athlete from Richelieu, Quebec.

In between front squats, med-ball… Continue Reading

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In Medical/Injuries, Videos

August 22, 2010

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Kelly Starrett has a real knack for taking important principles of CrossFit like midline stability and putting them into real-world anecdotal scenarios for groups of trainees. This time around at CrossFit Santa Cruz, Starrett is doing just that: explaining midline stability by turning your body into a series of levers.

His main point is that many athletes get into the start position for a rep and then try to stabilize their… Continue Reading

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