July 2011

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In CrossFit Games

July 28, 2011

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Tony Leyland examines what makes the ideal CrossFit athlete.

Many of us want to know what makes an elite CrossFit athlete in terms of physical attributes, and as the Reebok CrossFit Games approach, more questions arise.

What type of athlete can win the Games?

What factors will determine the winner?

I am indeed going to be silly enough to attempt to discuss the factors that will determine the winner on July 31. In… Continue Reading

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

In Part 6, MacKenzie introduces the Diesel Weasel, his CrossFitting dog, who pulls him on his skateboard or bike. He uses her to demonstrate running posture.

“In her movement, it’s the same with our movement,” MacKenzie says. She lands her feet underneath her and maintains a tight midline. It’s all the same principles… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 182

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

July 27, 2011

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On Episode 182 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins played an interview that Paul Southern did with Matt Chan. This episode also features several of the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games athletes talking before and after the swim test at the pool adjacent to the Home Depot Center. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.

1:55 Paul Southern interviewed CrossFit Verve owner and 2010 Games… Continue Reading

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Retool your gymnastics skills with elite gymnast Carl Paoli, founder of Naka Athletics, coach at San Francisco CrossFit and creator of GymnasticsWOD.com. Through his Freestyle Connections Seminar, Paoli introduces athletes to advanced gymnastics skills using simple progressions and coaching points. Today’s movement is the handstand push-up.

In Part 1 of the series, Paoli shows how to progress from a floor push-up to a tripod position to a headstand. He… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Games

July 27, 2011

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Tony Leyland examines what makes the ideal CrossFit athlete.

Many of us want to know what makes an elite CrossFit athlete in terms of physical attributes, and as the Reebok CrossFit Games approach, more questions arise.

What type of athlete can win the Games?

What factors will determine the winner?

I am indeed going to be silly enough to attempt to discuss the factors that will determine the winner on July 31. In Part… Continue Reading

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In Nutrition, Videos

July 26, 2011

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In his cooking series, Denver’s Nick Massie prepares meals showing how to apply the CrossFit dietary prescription of meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Today, he’s cooking up mouth-watering bacon spouts.

“The key with bacon—and any time you mix it with fruit or vegetable—is that you want to start the bacon on its own, let some of the fat render and then let the bacon… Continue Reading

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Move the Mess!

By Alison Patenaude

In Kids

July 26, 2011

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You’ll need to pull out all your gym’s equipment for this kids’ game. Alison Patenaude explains.

Your kids might be better at making messy piles than moving them, but they’ll have fun with this game.

Pile it high and watch it fly!

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There’s Something About CFNE

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Athletes, CrossFit Games

July 26, 2011

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CrossFit New England placed first in all six workouts at the Northeast Regional. Andréa Maria Cecil investigates what makes the affiliate excel.

On the third day of the Northeast Regional, some of the roughly 1,000 spectators grew weary of three words.

“There’s people out there who are tired of hearing me say ‘CrossFit New England,’” said Travis Bagent, the event’s emcee, as he sat down for some shade beneath a tent.

The solution to the problem is… Continue Reading

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