April 2011

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In Kids

April 27, 2011

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Becca Borawski looks at the CrossFit Kids program from the perspectives of the participant and the parent.

Unlike an adult program, one thing you need to consider when building your CrossFit Kids program is your actual potential client. It’s easy to assume your potential clients are the children. The people you are actually enrolling, however, are the parents.

I see most children’s programs as being somewhere on a sliding scale: one one… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Sports Applications, Videos

April 26, 2011

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Chris Klug is a retired professional snowboarder who is a three-time Olympian and winner of a bronze medal at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. He’s also a CrossFitter out of Aspen CrossFit. Rory McKernan of CrossFit HQ Media recently interviewed Klug on his career and his retirement.

Klug says his career has “been an amazing ride,” but that ride hasn’t come without some significant bumps. The Olympian underwent a life-saving liver… Continue Reading

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Munchkin Munchies

By Sweet Cheeks Headquarters

In Kids, Nutrition

April 26, 2011

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“Daaad, I’m hungry! Mooom, when’s dinner ready?”

How many times have you heard that? Satisfy their munchies with crunchies!

A mouthful of carrot and coconut is a delightful combination and will take your little munchkins a while to chomp through.

Visit Sweet Cheeks Headquarters for more ideas.

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

April 25, 2011

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Continuing their quest for the top ranks in the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games Open, Jessica Pamanian and Tom Rowland are reunited in Cookeville, Tenn., as they hit Workout 11.4.

In Part 4, they’re at the Tennessee Tech Training Facility, home of CrossFit Cookeville and 2010 CrossFit Games second-place finisher Rich Froning Jr.

Workout 11.4 brought a different type of AMRAP to Open participants: a slog through bar-facing burpees, overhead… Continue Reading

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Advanced Handgun Tips: Speed Reload

By Dave Re and Dave Castro

In LEO/Mil, Sports Applications, Videos

April 25, 2011

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Join Dave Re, grand master in the United States Practical Shooting Association, as he works with Director of Training Dave Castro on the speed or emergency-type reload at the Austin Rifle Club.

“It’s one of the most difficult things we do with a handgun because it requires the right hand to do one thing, the left hand to do something totally different and unrelated to what the right hand is doing… Continue Reading

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Annie Comes to Mike’s Gym: Part 1

By Mike Burgener and Annie Thorisdottir

In Athletes, Coaching, HD Videos, Olympic Lifts

April 24, 2011

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Annie Thorisdottir might be a long way from Iceland, but she doesn’t look out of place at Mike’s Gym in Bonsall, Calif.

The second-place finisher in the 2010 CrossFit Games is in SoCal to work out with Coach Mike Burgener—and his ever-present dogs. Thorisdottir is an outstanding athlete, so Coach Burgener is only looking to fine-tune her technique on the Olympic lifts.

First, it’s all about nailing foot position with light weight, and… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Kids, Videos

April 23, 2011

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“In these economic times when schools have it rough, when districts have it rough, then the first thing that gets cut is the very thing that could probably help the kids in school more than cutting it out, right?” says Dr. Jon Gary, a member of CrossFit Kids. “So P.E. gets eliminated from schools, and that is one aspect of how they can actually improve their performance in schools.”

Gary looked into exercise and learning and was disheartened… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Field Trip

By Michael Melillo

In Affiliation

April 23, 2011

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After doing CrossFit for six months, Michael Melillo took time out of the holidays to visit affiliates near his parents’ home. He encountered several differences but always found the same supportive community.

When I realized I would be visiting family for the holidays this year, I was excited for a few reasons. It would be the first time I got to spend Christmas with my family in four years since… Continue Reading

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