February 2011

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In Coaching, Kids, Videos

February 18, 2011

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Zach Even-Esh, owner of the affiliate Underground Strength Gym, has found success training young athletes. His programming is tailored to help sport-specific young athletes step up their game.

“These younger athletes need consistency and stability, and they have to adapt to the workout,” Even-Esh says.

His programming is built around mini-cycle training. This training uses a routine in Week 1 that is repeated in Week 2 and possibly Week 3. While the first week is… Continue Reading

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Fitness Is … Outside

By Blair Morrison

In Rest Day/Theory

February 18, 2011

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Greg Glassman asked the question, “What is fitness?” Blair Morrison offers some of his own thoughts to help you discover what fitness means to you.

What is fitness?

That question is one of the foundations of the CrossFit program, and asking it will make you question just about everything you know about training. In answering it, Greg Glassman created a new way of training and a new way of thinking about health and human… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Videos

February 17, 2011

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In this new series, HQ trainer Pat Sherwood is searching the CrossFit community for real people with real stories to share. Today he is in Brooklyn, N.Y., at a Level 1 seminar, where he talks to a group of athletes who are eating lunch. When asked about their nutrition, most say they try to watch their food quality and dabble in the Paleo Diet.

Says Kevin, the youngest attendee, “I’ve got a slow metabolism, so I’ve… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 159

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit Games, Radio

February 16, 2011

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On Episode 159 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Cynergy CrossFit co-owner Keith Brown and masters contender Susan Habbe from Montana. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011.

2:30 Keith Brown owns Cynergy CrossFit with his wife Cindy, and he came on the show to detail the on-ramp program they have in place and how it’s helped client retention. He also talked about… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit Endurance, Exercises, Videos

February 16, 2011

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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 Part 3, the athletes continue learning three-quarter swimming in the classroom and in the pool. Michelmore emphasizes being patient in waiting for your hand to get to the third quadrant before switching your lead hand.

“I’m trying to teach the patience in this three-quarter position… Continue Reading

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Left-Coast Westside

By Mark Bell

In Powerlifting

February 16, 2011

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Mark Bell explains how he uses Westside Barbell methods at Super Training Gym in Sacramento, Calif.

The road paved by Louie Simmons and his elite lifters gives me confidence that his program works. Why do I feel it works? How about 20 800-lb. deadlifters!

The Russians used to do a lot of testing on their weightlifters, and Lou adapted a lot of those principles. Now he has his own testing ground at… Continue Reading

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“I came here the first day as an ex-military guy ... and the first week just kicked my butt,” Kosta Xigagos says of his first CrossFit experience.

A CrossFit Pleasanton athlete, Xigagos is an amputee who recently competed in the Southern Powerlifting Federation’s 4-in-1 Powerlifting Event, which included divisions for CrossFit, raw, and single-ply and double-ply suits. He is the first amputee to complete a powerlifting meet.

“I wanted something to push… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Videos

February 14, 2011

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Original Firebreather Greg Amundson sits down with the camera at Reebok CrossFit One. He shares what it was like to be an original student of CrossFit founder Greg Glassman and what his experiences have taught him about leadership.

In Part 1, Amundson shares the evolution of his positive self-talk strategy. He says the early days of his CrossFitting were physically and mentally challenging.

“Performance on demand is essentially what it was, and it was hard… Continue Reading

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