May 2011

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In Coaching, Kettlebells, Videos

May 26, 2011

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Join CrossFit Kettlebell trainer Jeff Martone as he adds more kettlebell movements to the CrossFit toolbox. In Part 3, he shares one of his specialties: the Turkish get-up.

“This is another exercise that’s phenomenal for your shoulder, and it’s a total body exercise,” Martone says. He believes the movement translates well to getting up defensively, especially for law-enforcement officers.

The first stage of the Turkish get-up is sitting up from a supine… Continue Reading

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In Kids

May 26, 2011

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Resistance training and kids is a contentious issue. Maurizio Guarrata and Dan Edelman offer some perspective from athletic training in Europe.

Youth resistance training has generated a lot of controversy over the years. Through the 1980s, the common wisdom held that youth resistance training was ineffective. In addition, a myth that weight training stunts children’s growth, typically seen as stemming from Kato and Ishiko’s study, persists even today.

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CrossFit Radio Episode 173

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

May 25, 2011

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On Episode 173 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed regional qualifier Andrew Williams; Darwin Hunt, creator of the CrossFit Charity Calendar; and Cliff Lewis, Reebok CrossFit Games Open masters champion. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 25, 2011.

5:50 Andrew Williams knows the elation of having hard work rewarded after he secured a spot to compete in the Northern… Continue Reading

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“The Olympic lifting has been a challenge all the way around,” says John Van Every, owner of CrossFit Longevity in Santa Cruz, Calif. He’s offering CrossFit to a specialized segment of the population: athletes 50 years of age and older.

“I think the biggest challenges faced by this age demographic for especially the Olympic lifting is the set-up, always the set-up position,” Van Every says. He notes that the flexibility required for a… Continue Reading

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SEALFIT Part 9

By Various

In CrossFit, LEO/Mil, Videos

May 24, 2011

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Leave your tights, weightlifting shoes and iPods at the door. In this camp, your name doesn’t go on the whiteboard. It goes on your plain white T-shirt.

This is SEALFIT’s Kokoro Camp.

On the line to accept that challenge are CrossFitters including Mikko Salo, Kristan Clever, Rob Orlando, Tommy Hackenbruck, Caity Henniger, Jimi Letchford and Greg Amundson.

In Part 9, two team missions are on the schedule: one in the mountains and… Continue Reading

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Meaty Meatball Men

By Sweet Cheeks Headquarters

In Kids, Nutrition

May 24, 2011

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Everybody loves snowmen, but not everyone lives where it snows. These meaty men can be made right in your own kitchen with your kids’ help. They are colorful, delicious and fun—what else do you need in a meaty man?

Your kids and you can choose what kind of “grass” you want. We used arugula, but spinach or lettuce will work just great. Serve the men on mashed cauliflower if you want them at… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Games, HD Videos

May 23, 2011

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Sevan Matossian recently toured Reebok World Headquarters in Canton, Mass., to meet the new members of the CrossFit community. One of the executives is Chris Gallo, director of performance apparel, who shows off the breadth of Reebok’s commitment to sports with the company’s multiple courts, tracks, fields and exercise facilities, including Reebok CrossFit One.

Gallo says he is impressed with CrossFitters as multifaceted athletes.

“They do everything,” he says… Continue Reading

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Talk Is Cheap

By Mike Warkentin

In CrossFit

May 23, 2011

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Mike Warkentin asks what happens when hard-charging CrossFitters run into gym socialites looking for a conversation.

CrossFit is changing gym culture—that’s obvious.

With new affiliates springing up everywhere, entire islands of CrossFit exist where people can fling chalk around like it’s flour on the set of Jackass and hear not one trainer complain. These boxes are loud, rugged and Spartan—the antithesis of the modern fitness facility.

As garage beautiful as… Continue Reading

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