November 2010

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November 30, 2010

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The articles included here are:

Leading Marines—or Athletes - Barnett
Burg’s Eye View No. 1 - Burgener
Athletes—Always - Berger
The Cogni-Gym: From Whiteboard to Chalkboard? - Cooper
Fitness Is ... Potential - Morrison
Lifting Out of Pain - Williams
Conjugate CrossFit - Mason
Paradigm Lost - Kilgore
Improving the Full Snatch - Starr
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CrossFit Southie Opening

By Amy Ferro and Chris Gosler

In Affiliation, Videos

November 30, 2010

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“I think a lot of people are unaware of CrossFit in the Northeast, especially in Boston, and we want to be a big part of promoting CrossFit and showing people what kind of results, fitness results, you can get through the CrossFit program,” says Chris Gosler, trainer at CrossFit Southie in Boston, Mass.

Once their one-on-one training had reached critical mass and the clients and coaches seemed ready for group classes, Gosler and Amy… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Videos

November 29, 2010

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Members of Team Rogue, winners of the Rogue Vs. Again Faster Throwdown in Lake Tahoe, Calif., come together to answer this question: Who or what inspires you?

For Kristan Clever, swimmer and five-time Olympian Dara Torres is an idol. Clever is also inspired by those who continue being athletic well into “old” age. Her goal is to “just be active as long as I can.” Rob Orlando shares a similar respect for those who refuse to quit, such as… Continue Reading

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In Rest Day/Theory

November 29, 2010

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Greg Glassman asked the question, “What is fitness?” Blair Morrison offers some of his own thoughts to help you discover what fitness means to you.

What is fitness?

The question is one of the foundations of the CrossFit program, and asking it will make you reconsider just about everything you know about training. In answering it, Greg Glassman created a new way of training and a new way of thinking about health and… Continue Reading

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Teaching the Muscle-up to a Large Group: Part 2

By Pat Sherwood, Chuck Carswell and Chris Spealler

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The muscle-up doesn’t have to be some mystical beast tamable only by the elite. Anyone can learn and perform muscle-ups using progressions and scaling. In this video series, learn how HQ trainer Pat Sherwood coaches his athletes through the gymnastics movement.

In Part 2, Sherwood continues his discussion on how to coach athletes through the progressions for a muscle-up. First, he gets his athletes practicing the… Continue Reading

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Cops and Robbers Class

By Myles Lewis and Stephanie Frykberg

In LEO/Mil, Videos

November 27, 2010

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“I think I’ve always been into working out … but was looking for something different because it gets a little boring and approached them about having an early class to fit into my work schedule, and they accommodated us,” says CrossFitter and deputy Stephanie Frykberg.

Welcome to the 5 a.m. Cops and Robbers class at CrossFit Avalanche, which has been going strong for almost a year. The class consists of the deputy and her sergeant, some… Continue Reading

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Basic Breathing Practices

By Hayley Parlen

In Coaching, Videos

November 26, 2010

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“Don’t be alarmed if a little bit of discomfort creeps in,” CrossFit trainer Hayley Parlen says. “That’s where the breath comes in to help calm the mind when you do feel some discomfort.”

In addition to being a CrossFit trainer, Parlen is a yoga corp coordinator for the Niroga Institute in Berkeley, Calif. In this video, she leads the athletes assembled at the Rogue Vs. Again Faster Throwdown in breathing exercises designed to calm and focus them.

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Beyond the Physical

By Tim Curdt

In Rest Day/Theory, Special Populations

November 26, 2010

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Tim Curdt believes CrossFit workouts helped him deal with one of the hardest parts of his life: saying goodbye to his father.

In a Q&A session at FilFest 2010, CrossFit founder Greg Glassman mildly scolded a delegate who said he had found little success persuading people to do CrossFit by reciting the stated goals of “increasing one’s work capacity across broad time and modal domains” or making one more efficient at “moving… Continue Reading

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