May 2011

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May 31, 2011

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

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The articles included here are:

Beyond the CrossFit Games: Part 1 - Beers
Nutrition as Focus Work - CrossFit Kids
The Gymnastics Solution - Hyland/Tucker
World Of WODs No. 4: Morrison, Colo. - Ford
CrossFit Kids for the Developmentally Delayed - MacDonald
What’s Up, Buttercup? - Sweet Cheeks Headquarters
DIY Sandbags - Rice
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“CrossFit makes you fit. CrossFit Endurance is a sports-specific supplement that makes you that much better,” says John McBrien, a CrossFit Endurance coach. Join McBrien as he discusses programming for single-sport athletes.

CrossFit Endurance supplements traditional CrossFit programming (four to six times a week) by adding in two or three endurance workouts per week: two interval sessions and one stamina session. Stamina workouts are time trials or tempos at 85-95 percent of maximal effort… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Kids Angry Birds

By CrossFit Kids

In Kids

May 31, 2011

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Who says video games create sedentary kids?

You’ve played the game when you were supposed to be working, and now your kids can play a version of Angry Birds that will keep them fit and happy.

It’s simple: you use the birds to destroy the pig hideout.

And you do burpees.

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City of Broad Shoulders

By Ben Hollingshaus

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Videos

May 30, 2011

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CrossFit field reporter Ben Hollingshaus recently traveled to the “City of Broad Shoulders” to find CrossFit Chicago. He interviews the members and takes a tour with Rudy Tapalla, owner of CrossFit Chicago.

One of the members says CrossFit was intimidating at first, but the program has won her and her son over.

“It makes you walk taller. Your mind is strong, your body’s strong, and that just is the whole package,” she says.

“This has been the most… Continue Reading

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One-Year Reflection

By Leon Chang and Paul Estrada

In Affiliation

May 30, 2011

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During its first year in business, CrossFit Elysium faced many challenges. Co-owners Leon Chang and Paul Estrada share what they’ve learned.

An oft-repeated statement in the affiliate community is “focus on being a great trainer. If you provide superior training to your clients, the business results will come.”

Sometimes this is summarized as “the cream will rise to the top,” referring to the implication or hope that being a great coach will… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, LEO/Mil, Videos

May 29, 2011

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On April 30, CrossFit Native in Oklahoma City, Okla., held a very special WOD: Jack, part of The Disposable Heroes Project. CrossFitters from around the area gathered to pay tribute to the men and women of the armed forces by performing the challenging Hero workout.

In Part 1, the family of Army Staff Sgt. Jack M. Martin III, tell his story and share some of his experiences with CrossFit.

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“This is really an advanced movement,” Jeff Tucker says of the ring handstand push-up. “Flexibility is going to be a big key here.”

Join the CrossFit Gymnastics coach as he takes elite athletes through ring handstand push-up progressions at the Again Faster Summit held at CrossFit New England. In Straddle Handstands, Tucker guided the athletes through wall-assisted, free-standing and ring work. In this video, Tucker explains the mechanics of the hand and head… Continue Reading

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Professional athlete John Stone, owner of CrossFit OWS, wishes he had found CrossFit earlier in his sports career. After playing college football for Wake Forest, he spent five seasons in the NFL, including three years with the Oakland Raiders. He is now a CrossFitter and gym owner in New Jersey.

“I’ve obviously been involved in fitness all my life,” Stone says. But he says CrossFit would have helped him become even more successful.

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