March 2011

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March 31, 2011

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

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

The articles included here are:

Girls Ride Horses, Too - Starr
Earn It - Martin
Hear Her Roar - Cecil
Burg’s Eye View No. 4 - Burgener
CrossFit Kids Community - Martin/Martin
Stretch for Optimum Performance—Before the WOD - Patel
Strength and Character - Warkentin
Journal Club: Insulin and Exercise - Gary
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In Athletes, Competition, CrossFit Games, Videos

March 31, 2011

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“There were a lot of rumors going around that the first workout was going to be Fran; I’m glad it’s not,” said Pat, a 27-year old Boston-area CrossFitter, when he saw first workout for the CrossFit Games Open. Along with three other athletes, Pat will be recording his experience with each week of the Open for Again Faster.

Workout 11.1 was deceivingly difficult: complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10… Continue Reading

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The Position: Part 1—The Double-Under

By Kelly Starrett and Carl Paoli

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This video series provides a fresh look at skill-transfer exercises and midline stability, combining the powers of Kelly Starrett and gymnast Carl Paoli. Both San Francisco CrossFit coaches add their expertise to refine basic CrossFit movements with the aim of improving power output.

“The goal is to take the very basic things that we do that are simple to see and understand and then translate them into the fun stuff,” Paoli says.

According to Starrett, the easiest way… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 165

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, Competition, Radio

March 30, 2011

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On Episode 165 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Montgomery owners David and Jennifer Sumner. The third fittest female in the world, Valerie MacKenzie Voboril, also joined Justin on the show. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.

4:35 CrossFit Montgomery is hosting the Pound for Pound competition as part of the Garage Games Series, and owners Dave and… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Equipment, Videos

March 30, 2011

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In our continuing saga spotlighting CrossFitters who train outside the box, this week we take a peek into the home of CrossFit HQ’s Director of Training. Dave Castro leads filmmaker Sevan Matossian on an tour of his very own garage gym.

In Part 1, Castro introduces us to the key elements of his gym, including the flooring and racks, plates and barbells, GHD and reverse-hyper machines, jump ropes and kettlebells, pull-up bar and… Continue Reading

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School of Fitness: Part 2

By Emily Beers

In Affiliation

March 30, 2011

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In Part 2 of this two-part series, Emily Beers explains how CrossFit Vancouver is creating fitness professionals.

What if you’re a CrossFit affiliate owner and you’re growing rapidly? You’re an incredibly proficient coach, your business model is sound and your ducks are in a row, but the other CrossFit coaches at your gym are inexperienced. They might be competent CrossFitters and good people, but they’re not quite yet experts in their field. This is the… Continue Reading

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Learning How to Row With an Olympian: Part 2

By Erin Cafaro and Rory McKernan

In Rowing, Videos

March 29, 2011

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Join Rory McKernan of CrossFit HQ Media as he receives some rowing tips from Rowing Seminar trainer Erin Cafaro, who won an Olympic gold medal in Beijing in the women’s eights event. Cafaro coaches McKernan through a rowing session on a Concept2.

In Part 2, Cafaro provides some tips to fine tune your rowing technique.

“The idea is to keep this chain as tight as possible. You never want any slack because that is ... a loss… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Kids and Teamwork

By Kevin Nichols

In Kids

March 29, 2011

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Kevin Nichols talks about how CrossFit Kids encourages young athletes to come together as a team.

Teamwork: the process of working collaboratively with a group of people in order to achieve a goal.

The CrossFit Kids program provides endless possibilities to teach young athletes about teamwork and working together to meet a goal. It also gives young athletes the opportunity to learn trust, risk taking, communication, problem… Continue Reading

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