April 2011

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April 30, 2011

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

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The articles included here are:

The Fire Inside - Smith
Dot-Com While Deployed - Fuhr
Don’t Worry, Be Happy - Sweet Cheeks Headquarters
The Extraordinary Vijai Raj - O’Brien
Fight Gone CrossFit - Goodson
World of WODs No. 3: Vancouver, B.C. - Beers
Tips and Tricks: The Squat - Martin
Every Man Dies, but Not Every Man… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, Videos

April 30, 2011

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John Daly of CrossFit BTB in Atlanta, Ga., has come a long way to compete in the Reebok CrossFit Games Open.

Two-and-a-half years ago he was 260 lb. He’s now 60 lb. lighter, and Daly says CrossFit has “really done a lot to improve my life.”

But it didn’t happen overnight. Daly says he was at first very intimidated by CrossFit.

“The first day I walked into the gym, everyone was doing the CrossFit Total,” he says. “The first… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

April 29, 2011

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The end of the CrossFit Games Open is in sight, and last week our East Coast athletes met up with Workout 11.5, a long triplet of power cleans, toes-to-bar and wall-balls.

“I don’t mind this workout at all. I like 20 minutes. I like long workouts,” Pat said one week after admitting he hated Workout 11.4.

Yosh was also ready to throw down, though he had a few questions about standards: “Is it OK to use one of… Continue Reading

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Rowing Instruction: Rower Maintenance

By Rory McKernan and Greg Hammond

In Rowing, Videos

April 29, 2011

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Join Rory McKernan of CrossFit HQ Media as he receives some rowing tips at a CrossFit Rowing Seminar. In this video, McKernan learns how to perform basic rower maintenance from Greg Hammond of Concept2.

Hammond recommends storing the rowers as two pieces for safety and for saving space, and he shows how easy it is to take the rower apart and put it back together again.

For chain maintenance, the location of your affiliate… Continue Reading

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The Position: Part 4—The Ring Push-up

By Kelly Starrett and Carl Paoli

In Coaching, ExPhysiology, Exercises, Videos

April 28, 2011

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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.

In Part 4, the push-up is taken to the rings, where the support or finish position externally rotates the shoulders. Getting organized with a tight belly and squeezed butt is essential to hold… Continue Reading

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Dead On

By Chris Mason

In Powerlifting

April 28, 2011

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Chris Mason offers a program designed for CrossFitters who want to improve their deadlifts without compromising overall fitness.

CrossFit and a big deadlift … .

Thus far, we have not seen too many competitive CrossFit athletes with a big pull. I firmly believe this relates to how CrossFitters normally attempt to integrate strength training with their CrossFit programming. The purpose of this article is to provide an effective alternative that will both build… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 169

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Radio

April 27, 2011

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On Episode 169 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit success story Catherine Hart and CrossFit The Rock owners Carlo Mattia and Larry Maier. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

3:45 Catherine Hart came on the show to talk about the way her lifestyle has changed since starting CrossFit three-and-a-half years ago. Frustrated with zero results from 45 minutes of… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

April 27, 2011

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“CrossFit has introduced me to courage beyond the military,” says Kirk from CrossFit Valdosta. “It’s the community and the mental strength that comes from it.”

Kirk has been diagnosed with Stage 3 melanoma but isn’t letting that stop him from competing in the Reebok CrossFit Games Open. At only 29 years old, Kirk says he has undergone multiple surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation and has a paralyzed right shoulder. But to Kirk, his obstacles are… Continue Reading

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