January 2011

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 156

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

January 26, 2011

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On Episode 156 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed 2010 Games qualifier Ben Smith and CrossFit success story Stephanie Vincent. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011.

5:10 Ben Smith is a junior at Old Dominion University and is looking for a return trip to the Games in order to compete for the title World’s Fittest Man. He came on the show to share his experiences from last… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Endurance Swimming: 3/4 Swimming Parts 1-2

By Chris Michelmore and Brian Nabeta

In Coaching, CrossFit Endurance, Exercises, Videos

January 26, 2011

Video Article

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 Part 1, Michelmore and Nabeta teach the group “quadrant swimming” using drills and lecture. With one arm out in front on the stroke, the timing is crucial to maintain balance.

“I don’t want to lower this arm until my other arm gets three-quarters of the way around… Continue Reading

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CrossFit: My First 10 Days

By J. Rich Wilson

In Athletes, Special Populations

January 26, 2011

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After a sedentary lifestyle, a badly injured back and other health complications, J. Rich Wilson dives into CrossFit in an attempt to better his quality of life before turning 40.

As a kid, I did all the typical suburban WASP stuff—tennis, soccer, the summer swim league. In high school, a pair of defective knees took me off the pitch and into the pool full time. I swam year-round for a fairly… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Equipment, Videos

January 25, 2011

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HQ trainer Pat Sherwood shows off his personal gym at his Denver, Colo. home. It doesn’t take a fully equipped, professional gym to make elite athletes, he says.

“Sometimes there’s so many big gyms out there it’s easy to forget that there are plenty of people around the world that don’t have access to facilities like that and are getting some really good work done in their backyards, their fire stations, and what not,” he says.

Among his collection of… Continue Reading

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Meet CrossFit Charlotte

By Andy Hendel

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Videos

January 24, 2011

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Take a tour of CrossFit Charlotte with owner and former Miami Dolphin Andy Hendel. The gym is equipped with a full kitchen complete with portioned food consistent with both the Paleo and Zone diets. The gym partners with catering company Active Edge Nutrition for members to order meals, and Rob Garrison of Active Edge says the food sells itself to the CrossFit community.

“This is the lone group of athletes that is as adamant… Continue Reading

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Burg’s Eye View No. 3

By Mike Burgener

In Olympic Lifts

January 24, 2011

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Coach Mike Burgener explains how to fix the path of the bar with athletes of very different proportions.

Athletes with different proportions look very different on an Oly platform, and each will require individualized coaching to get into optimal positions. Be that as it may, most aspects of good technique stay the same whether an athlete has long femurs or short ones. You still have to finish the pull, and you still have to get… Continue Reading

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In Nutrition, Videos

January 23, 2011

Video Article

“This recipe is going to be a super-easy chili recipe that we’re going to be able to eat all week long,” says Cherie Chan of CrossFit Verve, located in Denver, Colo.

Join Cherie and husband Matt for an inside scoop on their nutrition as they prepare a hearty dish. They use Zone Diet proportions to figure out a total block count for the meal.

“In the chili recipe, we started by deciding how much protein we were… Continue Reading

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Inside a Strongman Seminar: Parts 1-2

By Rob Orlando and Kelly Strarrett

In Coaching, Sports Applications, Videos

January 22, 2011

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What do kegs, yokes and concrete balls have to do with CrossFit?

Join Rob Orlando of Hybrid Athletics at San Francisco CrossFit as he takes coaches and athletes through strongman movements and equipment.

“It’s fun. It’s cheap. It gives us another mechanism to kind of harden the athlete,” says Kelly Starrett, owner of San Francisco CrossFit.

In Part 1, Rob Orlando introduces strongman and explains how he started incorporating the movements into his own… Continue Reading

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