February 2011

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February 28, 2011

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The articles included here are:

CrossFit Strength Training - Simmons
Fitness Is ... Purpose and Defense - Morrison
Colombians Learn How to Live Primitive—the CrossFit Way - Tudisco
If the Shoe Fits ... - Daigle
Left Out in the Cold - CrossFit Mom
It’s Not About the Numbers - Rhodes
Volume Training for “Goats” - Wilson
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Air Squat with Sebastian

By Sebastian Rieder

In Coaching, Exercises, Videos

February 28, 2011

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Sebastian Rieder is a Level 1 staff member out of CrossFit Vienna. He shares how he found CrossFit and how CrossFit has changed his life. For him, one of the most profound changes CrossFit has brought is improved health.

“I haven’t been ill, like I’ve had no flu, no sickness, no nothing for, like, three and half years now since I changed my diet a bit,” he says. “It’s just the whole thing. I’m hooked.”

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At Reebok World Headquarters in Canton, Mass., sports marketing executive Don Hasselbeck shares his experiences with CrossFit and how it has changed his life.

Hasselbeck was at first skeptical of CrossFit. He has knee issues and other injuries resulting from the years he spent as an NFL tight end with the New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants, and he didn’t think he could ever do the workouts.

“I didn’t… Continue Reading

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The Couch Stretch

By Jami Tikkanen

In Exercises, Medical/Injuries, Videos

February 26, 2011

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“It turns out that even top athletes who are really really good at what they do they still need to stretch,” says seminar team member Jami Tikkanen of Thames CrossFit. He addresses tight hip issues he identified in one of the seminar attendees, Diego Derscentis, a professional soccer player in Europe.

Tikkanen shows Derscentis a series of stretches taught by mobility guru Kelly Starrett. Beginning with Starrett’s classic couch stretch, Tikkanen adds two more versions to help… Continue Reading

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A CrossFit Transformation

By Terry Dickman

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Powerlifting, Videos

February 25, 2011

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CrossFit Pleasanton recently hosted the Southern Powerlifting Federation’s 4-in-1 Powerlifting Event, which included divisions for CrossFit, raw, and single-ply and double-ply suits.

While there, cameras caught Terry Dickman, the fifth-place finisher from the 2010 CrossFit Games masters division and part owner of CrossFit Excel. He was competing at the powerlifting event to try something new.

“I thought it would actually help my CrossFit training, working on… Continue Reading

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In LEO/Mil

February 25, 2011

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Justin Connelli finds stability in combat through CrossFit Fort Bragg’s 100 Day Burpee Challenge.

Being deployed is like being in a time machine: days fly by or drag on influenced by the ever-changing tide of combat. Your time will undoubtedly be marked by key events that shape your experience, and in war that sometimes means the tragic loss of life. Daily life can be so dynamic… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Kids, Videos

February 24, 2011

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“Can movement be equated to learning? If you’re fit, are you smarter?” asks Dr. Jon Gary, a member of CrossFit Kids. According to Dr. Gary, CrossFit Kids gives us a unique opportunity to enhance a child’s brain development.

Gary cites studies that support a link between physical activity and cognitive development. Even with identical twins, IQ tracks with physical fitness, not genetic endowment.

“It’s not necessarily your genes but what you do with them in your… Continue Reading

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Change

By Greg Glassman

In CrossFit Games, Videos

February 24, 2011

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“The goal of this thing is two-fold: it’s to maximize participation and to find the fittest man and woman on Earth,” CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman says as he discusses the significant changes to the format of the 2011 CrossFit Games.

“There is no aspect of this change that wasn’t an unavoidable consequence of explosive growth,” he says.

While the feedback hasn’t all been positive, Glassman says that those speaking out against the new format haven’t… Continue Reading

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