June 2011

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June 30, 2011

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

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The articles included here are:

World of WODs No. 5: Sacramento Calif. - Morrison
Grassroots Games - Goodson
Work or Work Out? - Belger
Springtime Smoothie - Brown/Dazet
Rhabdomyolysis Revisted - Wright
“You Die Slower If U Work Out” - Jordan
My Reebok Opportunity - Everett
CrossFit Kids Ice-Cream Truck - Martin
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In Akron, Ohio, 61-year-old Betsy Finley is training for the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. She tied for second overall in the 60-plus category of the Masters division during the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games Open.

Finley says she started working out to be able to sea-kayak with a group of friends.

“I decided I didn’t want to be the granny at the back; I wanted to keep up with the boys,” she says.

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CrossFit Radio Episode 178

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, LEO/Mil, Radio

June 29, 2011

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On Episode 178 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Auvie Kincer, one of the organizers of the Afghan Games, and Aja Barto, who just won the South Central Regional. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, June 29, 2011.

2:50 Auvie Kincer just returned from military duty in Afghanistan, and he came on the show to talk about a CrossFit competition that will be held at Kandahar Airfield… Continue Reading

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In this series on improving running performance, Brian MacKenzie and Doug Katona of CrossFit Endurance demonstrate drills utilizing the Pose Method of running.

In this segment, MacKenzie identifies problems he commonly sees with the running stride and how to fix them. He demonstrates a hamstring-activation technique he uses to cue athletes to pull with the hamstring and not the hip flexors.

“What we want to avoid is the hip flexors getting… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit

June 29, 2011

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Backyard CrossFitter Aaron Carr sends a message to the affiliate community.

Dear friends,

About three years ago, I decided I wanted to “get in better shape.” With previous fitness experience in competitive swimming, track-and-field decathlon, and some long-distance running, I was in good shape then, but I felt that I could still improve my fitness level and maybe lose 10 lb.

As I was searching for exercise equipment online, I stumbled into… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Longevity: Results

By John Van Every

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“I actually think this demographic is actually a lot more rewarding to work with because although gains are small, they’re huge in the daily lives of these people,” 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. In this video, Van Every highlights some of his athletes.

Gary Reece came to CrossFit from a… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Kids Tips and Tricks: Promotion

By Jeff and Mikki Lee Martin

In Kids

June 28, 2011

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Jeff and Mikki Lee Martin explain how to run a CrossFit Kids promotion.

CrossFit Kids has had the good fortune to be invited to present our program in several different major venues as well as the opportunity to support local affiliates with various promotions.

We would like to present some guidelines that have helped us enjoy successful events. What follows are some of the ways you can ensure kids have a… Continue Reading

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Striking Foot and Fist

By George Ryan

In Coaching, Combatives, Videos

June 27, 2011

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CrossFit Striking is a new specialty course offered through CrossFit.com. This course has been developed by Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame inductee and LAPD SWAT Team member George Ryan to incorporate striking movements into CrossFit workouts.

In this video, Ryan shares CrossFit Striking movements with the help of Greg Amundson, the Original Firebreather.

Ryan says any technique he teaches has to be easily learned, readily recalled and highly… Continue Reading

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