November 2010

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In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

November 25, 2010

Video Article

Keep your head up on the rings.

“Imagine Heather Locklear in a forest bathing under a nice waterfall or something like that,” Jeff Tucker says to a group of athletes at his Gymnastics Certification. Tucker, of course, is full of more colorful tips in this video on planche progressions using rings.

In the first video of this series, athletes worked from a push-up position. Continuing on that theme, the athletes take to… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 147

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit Games, Radio

November 24, 2010

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On Episode 147 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Games Masters Division champion Brian Curley. Also featured on the show was former NHL player and CrossFit Indestri owner Scott Thornton. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010.

4:50 Last summer at the CrossFit Games, Brian Curley proved he’s the fittest man on the planet over the age of 50. He came on… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Videos

November 24, 2010

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With some of CrossFit’s top athletes in Lake Tahoe, Calif., for the Rogue Vs. Again Faster Throwdown, it was a great opportunity to throw the athletes into a room and get them talking with the cameras rolling.

In this installment, the athletes discuss their critics. Dave Lipson opens the conversation by asking the other athletes how they deal with disparaging remarks on their performance. He says there’s a difference between the performance of elite… Continue Reading

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Thinking Outside the Box

By Mike Warkentin

In Sports Applications

November 24, 2010

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Does a sun salutation have anything to do with Cindy? Mike Warkentin talks to a few CrossFitters who see a link between asanas and Angie.

One smells of patchouli and incense, the other of sweat and vomit.

The delicate flutterings of a bamboo flute usually drift through a yoga studio, while most CrossFit boxes throb with punishing rhythms cranked out by tattooed satanists from Southern California. Yoga is about… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Endurance Swimming: The Pull Phase

By Brian Nabeta and Chris Michelmore

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Join CrossFit Endurance swimming coaches Brian Nabeta and Chris Michelmore at De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif., as they apply their endurance specialty to swimming.

“We can make these swimmers more efficient,” Brian Nabeta says.

In the lecture portion of their training, Nabeta coaches technique through the pull (or anchor) phase of swimming.

“Your leverage and your efficiency decreases when you start applying that straight arm stroke… Continue Reading

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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 1, Sherwood takes it from the top, starting with a demo from one of the athletes who can perform a dead-hang muscle-up. Then he breaks it down: “There’s nothing more… Continue Reading

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The Athletic Hip

By Dan Hollingsworth

In ExPhysiology, Reference

November 22, 2010

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The hip is essential to elite performance. Dan Hollingsworth explains how this complex joint works.

An easy case can be made for the hip being the most important anatomic region in all athletic endeavors. Before this argument can be made, we must have a clear picture of the anatomic structure and biomechanics of this complex region.

The true hip joint, otherwise known as the “coxofemoral joint,” is the articulation between the femur (the long… Continue Reading

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We Got the Science

By Greg Glassman

In Basics, CrossFit, Videos

November 21, 2010

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In this video, Greg Glassman, founder and CEO of CrossFit, discusses his latest undertaking—and it’s one of epic scale.

Glassman’s intent is to “harvest from the affiliates … the inputs and outputs of their clients so that we can do an aggregate analysis with some very sophisticated mathematics.”

The purpose? To find out what produces the highest quality and quantity of life. Glassman’s team will analyze variables of nutrition, health and exercise to make an assessment about… Continue Reading

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