March 2011

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Meatza

By Nick Massie

In Nutrition, Videos

March 23, 2011

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This “pizza” substitutes a traditional flour crust for a crust of solid meat. The meatloaf-style base is smeared with tomato sauce, loaded with vegetables and topped with shrimp, homemade salsa and homemade mango guacamole to become a complete Zone-able meal.

True to the Paleo Diet, meatza forgoes all grains and dairy products.

“This is going to be cheese-less, but it’s going to taste good,” Massie says.

In Part 1, learn how to prepare meatza.

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Games Reflections

By Rich Froning Jr.

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

March 22, 2011

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“The atmosphere of a sectional or regional greatly prepares you for an event like the Games because the Games is just physically, you know, physically I can do three or four WODs a day and you know it’ll beat you up but not bad, but psychologically it takes a little bit of a toll of you,” says Rich Froning Jr., the second-place finisher at the 2010 CrossFit Games.

“You’ve got a hundred thousand eyes on you all the time. You… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Kids Tips and Tricks: Redirection Strategies

By Alison Patenaude and Mikki Martin

In Kids

March 22, 2011

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Alison Patenaude and Mikki Martin suggest ways to keep energized kids focused and on task.

CrossFit Kids suggests a format for 30-minute Kids classes (ages 5-12) as follows:

Whiteboard (3-5 minutes)
Warm-up (3-5 minutes)
Focus (5-8 minutes)
WOD (5-10 minutes)
Game (5-10 minutes)

We generally use focus time to work on two alternating elements of movements or nutrition topics for a 4-to-6-week period. However, in the case of a… Continue Reading

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In Powerlifting, Videos

March 21, 2011

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In Part 3 of the Dynamic-Effort series, it’s time for speed pulls at Westside Barbell.

With speed squats behind them, athletes including A.J. Roberts, Laura Phelps-Sweatt, John Kerr, Tony Ramos and Luke Edwards hit the platform for deadlifts with well over 100 lb. of bands added as resistance at the top of the movements.

Narrator Brandon Lilly explains the form the athletes are using to generate as much power as possible, and he… Continue Reading

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Raw Strength

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Kids, Powerlifting

March 21, 2011

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CrossFit Athletes—half of them teenagers—from CrossFit Brand X head to their first powerlifting meet and almost all come home with first-place medals. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.

Twelve competitors.

Nearly all at their first powerlifting meet.

Eleven first-place medals.

Twenty-eight state records broken.

All CrossFitters.

“It obviously shows we’re good at what we do,” said 15-year-old Cole Dick, one of the 12 from CrossFit Brand X who competed in the Feb. 19 USA Powerlifting California State Powerlifting… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, Videos

March 20, 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.

While visiting the Reebok World Headquarters in Canton, Mass., Salo and Juha Kangasniemi help coach a CrossFit class led by Heather Bergeron. Bergeron is ecstatic about her Reebok… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Videos

March 19, 2011

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Can you imagine running by the ellipticals on your 400-meter runs and weightlifting in the aerobics room? At the Sonora Sports and Fitness Center in Sonora, Calif., CrossFit is at home in the Globo Gym.

“You can teach CrossFit anywhere,” says Allison Autrey, the affiliate owner of CrossFit Sonora Sports and Fitness Center. She makes it work with minimal equipment, including just a few Olympic bars and medicine balls, with other resources… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

March 18, 2011

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A little over a year ago, Maura Brown entered Jason Khalipa’s affiliate, CrossFit Santa Clara, weighing 260 lb. She couldn’t do a single air squat, or hang from the pull-up bar. Since then, Maura has lost over 100 lb. and completely transformed herself.

“You watch over the past year just the transformation as an individual from someone who wasn’t as comfortable to now comfortable, happy, proud, strong,” Khalipa says.

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