May 2011

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In Coaching, CrossFit, Reference, Videos

May 22, 2011

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“We want to program for work capacity,” says HQ trainer Chris Spealler. “And that’s going to happen through this form of general physical preparedness.”

Spealler, who’s also an elite CrossFit athlete, shares his programming secrets with the group at a recent Coaches Prep Course.

“The more variance you have, the better off you are,” Spealler says.

But that doesn’t mean that we should follow the “hopper model” for programming. Random programming has its pitfalls.

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I Am CrossFit Challenge

By Jennifer Reed

In Coaching, Competition, Nutrition, Videos

May 21, 2011

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Jennifer Reed of Atlas CrossFit in Chicago provides her athletes with a motivational program to help them make improvement. Her I Am CrossFit Challenge holds athletes accountable to their coaches for their workouts and nutrition plan for eight weeks.

Athletes sign up and choose their coach, then record their starting weight, body fat and measurements, complete with pictures. The incentive for athletes is a free month of membership, T-shirts and… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, Videos

May 20, 2011

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In this series, HQ trainer Pat Sherwood is searching the CrossFit community for real people with real stories to share. In Part 7, Sherwood is in Toronto at CrossFit Colosseum. His first interviewee is Joey Wallace, the strength-and-conditioning coach and the acrobatics coach for Cirque du Soleil. According to Wallace, he is attending the Level 1 seminar to see if he can utilize CrossFit for training his acrobats.

Wallace says the Level 1’s emphasis on CrossFit… Continue Reading

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The Yoke With Dave Castro

By Dave Castro

In Equipment, Videos

May 20, 2011

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According to Dave Castro, HQ Director of Training, he is not an expert on the Rogue yoke but “a casual observer and a casual user.” Learn how he incorporates this piece of strongman equipment into his training repertoire.

“The amount of features this thing has is really cool for a gym or for a garage gym,” Castro says.

In addition to using the yoke in the traditional sense, lifting with your shoulders, the frame is a… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Running, Videos

May 19, 2011

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Pose Method creator Dr. Nicholas Romanov and his son sit down with Sevan Matossian to discuss force and how it relates to Pose, a method of teaching sport-specific techniques.

“When we’re talking about force, it’s really incorrect terminology and incorrect meaning as well, because what we do … appears as a force. It’s a byproduct of our interaction,” Dr. Romanov says. “So we are just transferring movement from one body, material body, to another.”

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Winning the Open: Part 3

By Dan Bailey

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

May 19, 2011

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Dan Bailey finished first overall in the Reebok CrossFit Games Open, edging out Josh Bridges by just one point. Watch the story of his success and how he confronted Workout 11.6 three times in just two days in hopes of securing the win.

After an initial attempt earned him 139 reps and a second attempt a day later earned him 144, Bailey is forced to retry 11.6 just three hours after his second attempt if he wants to… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games

May 19, 2011

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Hilary Achauer explains how Matt Lodin used the Reebok CrossFit Games Open as rehab.

It happened in the middle of Nasty Girls, an infamous WOD that is 3 rounds for time of 50 squats, 7 muscle-ups and 10 135-lb. hang power cleans. Matt Lodin was at the end of the second round, coming out of a muscle-up. As he landed, he felt a sharp, eye-searing pain in his left knee and collapsed to the… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 172

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Equipment, Radio

May 18, 2011

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On Episode 172 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed R.A.W. Training co-founder Molly Tuman; Tony Zana and Baker Leavitt, owners of 2Pood; and past CrossFit Games competitor Jasmine Dever. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

3:40 R.A.W. Training in Wildwood, Pa., is training athletes—and training them well. R.A.W. stands for “realize the athlete within,” and R.A.W. showed the efficacy of… Continue Reading

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