February 2011

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CrossFit Radio Episode 160

By Justin Judkins

In CrossFit Games, Radio

February 23, 2011

Audio Article

On Episode 160 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Canadian super athlete Jason Cain and HQ’s Rory McKernan. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.

0:40 As part of the introduction to the show, Justin did a product review on the Met-Con5 training manual.

7:50 Jason Cain lives in Ontario, Canada, and competed in the 2010 CrossFit Games as part of an… Continue Reading

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SEALFIT Part 5

By Various

In CrossFit, LEO/Mil, Videos

February 23, 2011

Video Article

Leave your tights, weightlifting shoes and iPods at the door. In this camp, your name doesn’t go on the whiteboard. It goes on your plain white T-shirt.

This is SEALFIT’s Kokoro Camp.

On the line to accept that challenge are CrossFitters including Mikko Salo, Kristan Clever, Rob Orlando, Tommy Hackenbruck, Caity Henniger, Jimi Letchford and Greg Amundson.

In Part 5, the athletes learn about leadership.

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In Workouts

February 23, 2011

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Creative CrossFitters create new workouts every day. Todd Occhiuto continues the search for signature workouts from around the world.

“I could totally do a pull-up on that branch.”

Greg Glassman changed the way CrossFitters view the world. Tree branches became pull-up bars, picnic tables turned into plyo boxes and swing sets seemed like great places to hang a set of rings. And that rock over there? You should probably overhead… Continue Reading

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In Nutrition, Videos

February 22, 2011

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“How many carbs or how much fat I have in the meal is all based on the protein, and it’s all going to be evenly divisible by whatever the protein,” says Cherie Chan of CrossFit Verve, located in Denver, Colo.

In Part 1, Cherie and husband Matt prepare a chicken salad using Zone Diet principles to balance the protein, fat and carbohydrate.

Cherie starts with her protein: grilled chicken breasts. From there, she adds… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, Videos

February 21, 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.

Arriving in Boston, Salo and Juha Kangasniemi travel to the headquarters of Reebok International to meet with Chad Wittman and Don Hasselbeck. A 20-year veteran… Continue Reading

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In Workouts

February 21, 2011

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Creative CrossFitters create new workouts every day. Mike Warkentin begins the search for signature workouts from around the world.

“I could totally do a pull-up on that branch.”

Greg Glassman changed the way CrossFitters view the world. Tree branches became pull-up bars, picnic tables turned into plyo boxes and swing sets seemed like great places to hang a set of rings. And that rock over there? You should probably… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit, Videos

February 20, 2011

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“During the workout, when I’m cuing, I’m looking to keep it as simple ... as possible,” says HQ trainer Miranda Oldroyd. “Unless it’s a safety thing, during the workout I don’t want to slow down their power output, so I’ll try to keep it as simple as possible.”

Join Oldroyd to see how she manages the group and keeps them on task to prepare for a workout. For an AMRAP of clean and jerks, pull-ups and high wall-ball… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Exercises, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

February 19, 2011

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Training gymnastics skills like the pistol requires some creativity and change in perspective. Join Carl Paoli, owner of Naka Athletics and a trainer at San Francisco CrossFit, as he shares his tips for working on the movement.

In Part 1, Paoli focuses on squatting mechanics to create a stable, powerful base for the pistol.

“Ideally, when we are under really heavy loads, what we want to do is add tension or add torque for… Continue Reading

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