April 2011

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In CrossFit Games, Videos

April 22, 2011

Video Article

Update on the Open is a first for CrossFit. Never before have prominent members of the community worn ties. Also, it’s the first CrossFit show to become a regular series, and it airs every Tuesday on the 2011 CrossFit Games site.

In addition to covering recent news in the Open competition, Update on the Open addresses popular topics surrounding the Games season, such as judging standards, the legitimacy of top… Continue Reading

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The Winter Break Road Trip: Parts 5-7

By Austin Malleolo and James Hobart

In Athletes, CrossFit, Videos

April 22, 2011

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Got your PaleoKits, fish oil and broccoli ready for another road trip? On the East Coast, 2010 Games competitors Austin Malleolo and James Hobart tour the seaboard in search of CrossFitters and their challenges.

In Episode 5 (Part 1), Hobart and Malleolo take on more challenges at CrossFit Charlotte, home of fellow 2010 Games competitor Spencer Hendel. They’re joined by A.J. Moore and Michelle Benedict of CrossFit Fort Bragg, as… Continue Reading

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The Mental Fight

By Eric Cusson

In Athletes, MMA, Videos

April 21, 2011

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“The only reason that I won that fight was because of CrossFit New England,” says Eric Cusson, a mixed-martial-arts champion and CrossFitter out of CrossFit New England. He says CrossFit gave him the endurance and mental fortitude to win an important tournament.

According to Cusson, CrossFit provides more than a physical benefit. It provides a mental edge. He says he became a fighter and a skydiver to conquer his fears, and he… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

April 21, 2011

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With half the CrossFit Games Open in the books, our four athletes go head-to-head with Workout 11.4, a triplet featuring 10 minutes of bar-facing burpees, overhead squats and—yes—muscle-ups.

“I guess we’re getting at the stage of the competition where they want to separate the men from the boys or the big dogs from the pups,” says masters competitor Ron.

As many athletes found, 60 burpees with a jump over a bar… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 168

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

April 20, 2011

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On Episode 168 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed HQ staff trainer Miranda Oldroyd and Lance Breeden, owner of Ultimate CrossFit in Charlotte. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, April 20, 2011.

5:30 Miranda Oldroyd is a trainer for the Level 1 Seminars and came on the show to talk about her experience with the Reebok CrossFit Open so far. She talked about her current standing… Continue Reading

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Pose Method: Origins and Innovation

By Dr. Nicholas Romanov

In Coaching, Running, Videos

April 20, 2011

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Pose Method creator Dr. Nicholas Romanov sits down with Sevan Matossian to discuss how he made his influential discovery.

When he was deciding upon his career, Romanov says he was driven toward science.

“Science is really what I want to do,” he says, explaining how his research in exercise physiology and sport biomechanics came together when he started teaching.

However, Romanov says he became dissatisfied with teaching when he found that textbooks… Continue Reading

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One Kid at a Time

By Steve Liberati with Lee Knight

In CrossFit, Kids

April 20, 2011

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Steve Liberati and Lee Knight explain how you can use the Steve’s Club National Program to bring fitness to kids in your area.

I work less than a mile from Camden—often touted as the most dangerous city in the country.

Due to New Jersey’s budget cuts, Camden’s police department was recently slashed in half. Drug dealers are celebrating. Gang leaders are recruiting. There is blood in the streets.

Our 3,000-square-foot facility is a… Continue Reading

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In Exercises, Kettlebells, Videos

April 19, 2011

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Join CrossFit Kettlebell trainer Jeff Martone as he adds more kettlebell movements to the CrossFit toolbox.

Today’s addition is the arm-bar stretch. He calls the drill a “stretch” but says it’s a bit of a misnomer because the movement won’t exactly feel like a stretch. According to Martone, “It’s building strength and stability in that shoulder and flexibility at the same time.”

To perform the movement, press the kettlebell over your body from a… Continue Reading

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