September 2010

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Worth the Weight?

By Graham Holmberg

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

September 26, 2010

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Graham Holmberg finished 19th in the 2009 CrossFit Games, and he’s pretty sure he didn’t train properly for the July showdown at The Ranch in Aromas. He worked plenty hard enough, but he doesn’t believe he worked smart enough.

In 2010, Holmberg obviously did something right because he walked away with the overall title.

In his training leading up to the big event, Holmberg really focused on his conditioning with the… Continue Reading

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La Guía de entrenamiento de CrossFit

By Greg Glassman and Staff

In Seminars Training Guide

September 26, 2010

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La Guía de entrenamiento de CrossFit es una colección de Artículos del CrossFit Journal escritos en los últimos 10 años, principalmente por el entrenador Greg Glassman sobre los movimientos y los conceptos fundacionales que comprenden la metodología del CrossFit.

Esta guía fue diseñada para su uso en conjunto con el Curso de Entrenador de CrossFit Nivel 1, con el propósito de desarrollar el conocimiento y las habilidades de entrenamiento, y para que sirva de apoyo para el Examen de… Continue Reading

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Talk With a Tennis Legend

By Nick Bollettieri

In Sports Applications, Videos

September 25, 2010

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Nick Bollettieri has been involved in the careers of a host of world-class tennis players. Names like Agassi, Courier, Seles, Sharapova and many others litter Bollettieri’s CV. In 1978 he created the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Acadamy in Bradenton, Fla., which served as a full-time boarding school for up-and-coming tennis stars. That tennis academy was purchased in 1987, and Bollettieri’s tennis school has grown into what we now know as the IMG Academies… Continue Reading

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In Olympic Lifts, Videos

September 24, 2010

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At a recent certification, Nadia Shatila and Dave Lipson had an opportunity to work one-on-one with Olympic-lifting coach Mike Burgener.

As an HQ trainer, Shatila regularly teaches new CrossFitters the snatch but doesn’t always get the opportunity to work on her own lift. Lipson (215 lb., 6’0”) can move large loads like no other (think deadlift well over 650 lb. and a 335-lb. overhead squat), but his best… Continue Reading

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End of the Line?

By Chris Mason

In Reference, Rest Day/Theory

September 24, 2010

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Is linear-progression strength training optimal for CrossFitters? Chris Mason doesn’t think so and offers up a different method for building strength.

Linear progression is a system utilized by many CrossFit practitioners for the strength-training component of their overall regimen. Linear progression as it relates to resistance training involves the progressive increase of loads in a straightforward manner, hence the name “linear.” In other words, for a given… Continue Reading

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2010 Affiliate Cup Champions: The Events

By CrossFit Fort Vancouver

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

September 23, 2010

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Join CrossFit Fort Vancouver, winner of this year’s Affiliate Cup, as team members recall their performance at the 2010 CrossFit Games.

The Fort V experience at the Games started out with a sixth-place finish in the thruster/pull-up/buddy-carry event. Then the tide turned with a first-place finish in the deadlift/pistol/row workout, followed by an eighth-place finish in the max-overhead event, leaving them in the top… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 138

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Competition, CrossFit, Radio

September 22, 2010

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On Episode 138 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFitting insurance agent Vaughn Vernon. He also interviewed HQ’s man in the know about the Risk Retention Group: Dale Saran. Finally, Judkins spoke with HQ trainer, CrossFitter and Oly lifter Josh Everett. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010.

03:05 Vaughn Vernon is an independent insurance agent who came on the… Continue Reading

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Om and Holmberg

By Graham Holmberg

In CrossFit Games, Sports Applications, Videos

September 22, 2010

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We know CrossFit Games champ Graham Holmberg can deal with the unknown and unknowable. But Holmberg also enjoys dealing with the unknown when participating in yoga classes led by his fiancée, Savanna Wilson. For the co-owner of Rogue Fitness/CrossFit Columbus, it’s refreshing to be able to stop planning workouts for 45 minutes while following a series of movements created by someone else.

Holmberg uses yoga to improve his flexibility, but he also uses it to work… Continue Reading

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