March 2011

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In Coaching, Olympic Lifts, Videos

March 28, 2011

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Chad Vaughn, a two-time Olympian and member of Team Again Faster, offers some Olympic-lifting tips to Games competitors at the Again Faster Summit. His athletes include top women in the 2010 Games, such as Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, Jessica Pamanian, Michelle Kinney and Heather Bergeron, as well as 2011 Games hopefuls such as Kevin Montoya.

Vaughn’s first concern is the snatch set-up. He widens stances and grips to create… Continue Reading

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By Dr. Steven M. Platek, J. Ryan Porter and Tia Y. Walters

In Reference, Rest Day/Theory

March 28, 2011

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Dr. Steven Platek and co. offer up data analysis showing increased performance in Fran, Angie, Cindy and the CrossFit Total.

Constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity—this is CrossFit.

To create functionally fit individuals is a primary goal of CrossFit, and an efficacious way of measuring or operationally defining fitness is in an athlete’s ability to do more work faster and across variable domains over time—increased work capacity across… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

March 27, 2011

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“I can’t help it if I get nervous,” says Jessica Pamanian, fourth-place finisher at the 2010 CrossFit Games. She’s in Key West, Fla. to compete in the 2011 CrossFit Games Open. Meeting her in Mallory Square is Tom Rowland, a CrossFitter and host of the television show Saltwater Experience. The two share a passion for food and CrossFit.

Rowland says he was a wrestler in school and found himself in an athletic… Continue Reading

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In Competition, Powerlifting, Videos

March 26, 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.

Competing in the event was none other than Mark Bell, one of the top bench-pressers in the world. Bell is owner of Super Training Gym and is running CrossFit Powerlifting Seminars on the West Coast.

With a PR of 854 lb., Bell said he was going to try… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Olympic Lifts, Videos

March 25, 2011

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Working his magic on Dave Lipson, Coach Mike Burgener refines the split jerk by breaking down the movement and rebuilding it.

“The goal is to dip and drive that bar overhead in one complete movement with no press-out, no pressing or rebending of the arms,” Burgener says.

In Part 3, Coach Burgener emphasizes the importance of footwork and landing in a shallow lunge.

“When the CrossFit athlete goes into the jerk, the split, hell, they want to… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Kids: Safety

By Jeff Martin

In Coaching, Kids, Videos

March 24, 2011

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Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids says young lifters require constant supervision. In this video, Martin discusses exactly how to keep kids safe and explains his guidelines for preschool, kids and teen classes. Based upon the research introduced by Dr. Jon Gary in his previous video Weightlifting and Kids, Martin shows how to run a safe and effective Kids program.

“If we know that a kid gets stronger from learning to do the movement correctly and… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit

March 24, 2011

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Mike Warkentin ventures into the savage heart of the Arnold Sports Festival.

People are lined up for the Arnold Fitness Expo long before it opens.

The line stretches almost from one end of the Columbus Convention Center to the other. It passes the gymnastics hall, the powerlifting and Oly platforms, the boxing and MMA rings, as well as the CrossFit Kids station and the Grand Ballroom that’s home to the CrossFit competition.

Further away… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 164

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 164 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Keetron Breece, owner of CrossFit Fairfield County, and Reebok CrossFit Open competitor Annie Fowler. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

3:40 Keetron Breece has been an affiliate owner for the past four years. He shared his story about turning his life around and explained how CrossFit played a significant role… Continue Reading

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