January 2011

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In Athletes, CFJ and Monthly Collections

January 31, 2011

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Here are the individual PDF articles published in January 2011, collected together in a single download.

The video and audio articles are not contained in the PDF.

The articles included here are:

Fitness Is ... Exposure and Impartial - Morrison
When Minor Becomes Major - Burke
Remembering Lumpy - Cecil
Fitness Is ... Identity and Personal - Morrison
DIY Dip Stand - Rice
Dips: The Forgotten Shoulder Exercise - Starr
The P-Word - Moore
Training Quality Trainers - Pak
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In Coaching, Powerlifting, Videos

January 31, 2011

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You’ve seen the drill: squat a set, wander around, chalk up, talk some smack, chalk up again … .

That’s not how they roll at Westside Barbell on dynamic-effort squat day, when lifters push weights as fast as possible. In this video shot at Louie Simmons’ facility, you’ll see powerlifters Laura Phelps, Tony Ramos and John Kerr work through a session of multiple doubles. Each lifter jumps under the bar and bands right after the other, and the pace is… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Kids Archives

By CrossFit Journal

In Kids

January 31, 2011

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Dear readers,

We are currently integrating archived material from CrossFit Kids into the CrossFit Journal.

To access that material, please use the CrossFit Kids button on the left navigation bar. The Kids category contains everything previously published in the Journal and will soon contain selected articles previously published in CrossFit Kids.

This integration is part of the Journal’s commitment to providing the CrossFit community with the best resources… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Exercises, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

January 30, 2011

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At the Rogue Vs. Again Faster Throwdown held in Lake Tahoe, Calif., Chris Spealler had the chance to coach at CrossFit Avalanche. Here’s his crash course in the butterfly kipping pull-up.

“It’s just like pedaling a bike, but backwards,” Spealler says.

Starting from a dead hang, Spealler teaches the foot movement of the butterfly kip.

“Heels to the butt is like the loaded gun,” he says. “This is what makes me go up.”

According to Spealler, the key… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

January 29, 2011

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Join Mikko Salo, the 2009 CrossFit Games champion, on his road trip across America—but this trip isn’t quite the same as the CrossFit Journal’s last Road Trip with Dave Lipson, Rob Orlando and Dave Castro. A man of few words, Salo is rarely distracted from his quest to better his training.

Salo’s journey continues at Rogue Fitness, home of 2010 Games champion Graham Holmberg. Today’s topic is bringing Rogue equipment to Europe, which Salo… Continue Reading

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Retooling Jason Khalipa's Handstand Push-Up

By Carl Paoli with Jason Khalipa

In Coaching, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

January 28, 2011

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“Why do you think everyone was sucking so bad at those handstand push-ups on the rings (at the 2010 CrossFit Games)?” asks coach Carl Paoli, a trainer at San Francisco CrossFit and owner of Naka Athletics. As you might guess, he has some ideas about how to improve your handstand push-up.

Join Paoli as he puts Jason Khalipa through handstand push-up training.

Paoli critiques Khalipa’s freestanding handstand push-up and offers suggestions for improvement… Continue Reading

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Rate Your Shoe

By Dr. Lon Kilgore

In Equipment

January 28, 2011

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The “perfect shoe” may not exist, so Dr. Lon Kilgore offers up a system designed to help you select the best footwear for any sport.

There has been a tremendous amount of online chatter about what shoe to wear while CrossFitting. Hundreds and hundreds of expert and not-so-expert opinions are floating around the Internet. This person recommends one model and brand of shoe because he or she likes it. This person… Continue Reading

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The Reverse Hyper: Part 1

By Kelly Starrett

In Exercises, Powerlifting, Videos

January 27, 2011

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Strength legend Louie Simmons swears by the reverse-hyper machine he invented after breaking his back. In this two-part video, Kelly Starret explains why the device works and why you might want to put it in your gym.

According to Starrett, the reverse hyper helps people figure out how to stabilize the body while moving the hip independently. It can also come in handy if you want to get an injured athlete doing hip… Continue Reading

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