December 2010

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In CrossFit

December 27, 2010

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An early adopter of CrossFit, Russell Greene shares lessons from his first decade of training.

As CrossFit has expanded, finding a fully equipped CrossFit gym has become much easier. During our recent honeymoon in Maine, my wife and I found ourselves running into CrossFit gyms by accident. It was a major contrast from when I started CrossFit in 2002.

Back then, there was only one CrossFit gym… Continue Reading

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Learning the Handstand Walk

By Dusty Hyland and Kelly Pearsall with Valerie MacKenzie Voboril

In Coaching, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

December 26, 2010

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Welcome to DogTown CrossFit, home of 2010 Games third-place finisher Valerie MacKenzie Voboril. Today, Dusty Hyland and Kelly Pearsall, two DogTown CrossFit coaches, are teaching the handstand walk. CrossFit.com recently posted a WOD of a 100-meter handstand walk, and Hyland and Pearsall aim to prepare athletes for that WOD by working on the handstand position and the progressions to the handstand walk.

The progressions start with the handstand… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Coaching, Videos

December 25, 2010

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“It’s like ‘Bring Your Hero to CrossFit Day,’” says Chris, an athlete from CrossFit Avalanche. “I keep thinking I’m watching a video, but I’m actually there.”

Join CrossFit Avalanche athletes as they watch the elite of their sport overrun the CrossFit box in Lake Tahoe, Calif. CrossFit Avalache recently hosted the Rogue Vs. Again Faster Throwdown.

Lucky athetes had the chance to meet some of their CrossFit heroes.

“It’s very inspiring to actually see them in person, watch them do… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Special Populations, Videos

December 24, 2010

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At the Rogue Vs. Again Faster Throwdown in Lake Tahoe, Calif., 2009 Games champion Tanya Wagner talked about her pregnancy and how it has changed her CrossFitting.

For Wagner, pregnancy came as a pleasant surprise right before the 2010 Games. In fact, she found out the good news three days before she got to the Home Depot Center, and she admits she was happy she had signed on to compete for her affiliate rather than as… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Endurance Swimming: Developing Streamline

By Chris Michelmore and Brian Nabeta

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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.

In this video, Michelmore and Nabeta drill the streamlined body position. According to Nabeta, as swimmers, we want a hollow-body position “to lengthen our spine out so that we can be in a more fish-like state.” He says the goal is to become “more elongated, which will make us more… Continue Reading

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In Exercises

December 23, 2010

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Daily life can create imbalances in your body. Peter A. Chamis suggests a few places you can start making corrections in your alignment.

In the design of almost any musculoskeletal fitness program, elements such as strength training, flexibility and cardiovascular activity are universal. CrossFit is no exception.

But when implementing any exercise program, it’s important to assure that the body has a correct structural foundation that’s balanced and aligned. If this is not the… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 151

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Radio

December 22, 2010

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On Episode 151 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Chad Wittman, an executive with Reebok, and CrossFit HQ’s Director of Business Development, Jimi Letchford, along with his wife, Madeline. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010.

3:15 Chad Wittman is an executive with Reebok and has been instrumental in establishing its affiliate, Reebok CrossFit One. Chad came on the show to talk… Continue Reading

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Annie T. at CFNE

By Annie Thorisdottir

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

December 22, 2010

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Annie Thorisdottir, the second-place finisher at the 2010 CrossFit Games, has come back to the States, where cameras caught her working out and sharing training secrets at CrossFit New England.

“Every week, I’m getting stronger, and I can feel it,” Thorisdottir says. “I’m always seeing progress, which is good. I’m just waiting for the point where I’m going to get stuck.”

Since the Games, Thorisdottir has become an HQ trainer who teaches Level 1 certifications, and her bootcamp… Continue Reading

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