July 2011

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In Coaching, CrossFit, Videos

July 25, 2011

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Four-time CrossFit Games competitor Peter Egyed is also the owner of CrossFit Fury, whose affiliate team he will be coaching at the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games. Egyed shares his perspective as an affiliate owner and what has worked for him to bring in new clients.

Egyed said he experimented with different methods to introduce new athletes to CrossFit. He first tried fundamentals classes but found they were still insufficient to prepare athletes for classes… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games

July 25, 2011

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Jack Goodson talks to Jennifer and Katelyn Haynes about competing in the Central East Regional as mother and daughter.

Katelyn Haynes did not take CrossFit seriously. Not at all.

The idea of an active lifestyle had always been appealing, sure. Her parents, Chris and Jennifer, lifelong exercisers themselves, opened CrossFit Rutherford (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) in 2009. The competitive side of fitness, however, and all that accompanies it, was never… Continue Reading

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Elite Nutrition

By Jeremy Mullins

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Nutrition, Videos

July 24, 2011

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Jeremy Mullins is a registered dietician who owns two affiliates in West Virginia. His take on nutrition is that it’s not a one-size-fits-all strategy.

“Just like in training programs, there’s a lot of variance in nutritional programs based upon the individual,” he says.

In this video, Mullins interviews CrossFit athletes to find out what they are eating and to look for trends.

For Rich Froning Jr., milk is a main item on his menu both before and after his… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Athletes, LEO/Mil, Videos

July 23, 2011

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“The thought was, ‘Oh my God, I don’t want to die,” says Jonathan Edwards. “The very next thought was my kids … . I can’t let them grow up without a dad.”

Jonathan Edwards was a police officer before he opened CrossFit North Alpharetta in Georgia. He relates the life-threatening experience that led to his career change.

Edwards describes how CrossFit helped him recover so quickly.

“In CrossFit, you tear down your body during a workout, right? You just… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Games, Equipment, Videos

July 23, 2011

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“Basically, for the last about 10 years, every NFL, NHL and NBA jersey or shirt you would have seen anywhere came out of this building in some form or fashion—whether it was designed here, produced here or printed here,” says Chad Wittman, Reebok’s director of sports marketing fitness and training.

Now the 700,000-square-foot Reebok printing facility has been working overtime to produce the CrossFit Games gear for more than 500 athletes.

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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 5, MacKenzie discusses midline stabilization and why it’s so important in running. Katona demonstrates drills that MacKenzie uses to assess an athlete’s degree of midline stabilization and develop it further. MacKenzie says these drills make great warm-up tools.

The first drill involves running with… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games

July 22, 2011

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Hilary Achauer explains how the oldest and youngest athletes in the Southern California Regional approached the competition.

If you’re a CrossFitter over the age of 30, it’s likely that at some point you’ve given yourself a little extra credit for your years.

Yes, you’ve played the age game.

After getting demolished in a workout, you allowed yourself to think, “Yeah, I didn’t get as many rounds as I thought, but I’m 10 years older… Continue Reading

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In Nutrition, Videos

July 21, 2011

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In his cooking series, Denver’s Nick Massie shows how to apply the CrossFit dietary prescription of meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Today’s dish is butternut squash puree and soup.

The recipe couldn’t be simpler: roast two squashes whole, clean them, and then you are ready to prepare both the puree and the soup. For the puree, use the softer squash and puree it in a food processor… Continue Reading

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