August 2011

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Touchdown for CrossFit

By Matt Chan and Knowshon Moreno

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Third-year Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno is ready for the 2011 NFL season. The Georgia product has been training with Matt Chan at CrossFit Verve to improve his game, and Moreno is already making an impression in the preseason.

Training a professional football player brought an exciting challenge for Chan.

“I know their plays are short. The time that they’re in the game is sometimes very limited. But when they’re required to do… Continue Reading

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A Look into Mental Performance Training: Part 2

By Dawn Fletcher and Miranda Oldroyd

In Athletes, CrossFit, Videos

August 27, 2011

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“I think we defeat ourselves sometimes mentally before we even hear ‘3, 2, 1 … go!’ And just learning how to identify the stuff and get better would make a huge difference,” says HQ Seminar Staff member Miranda Oldroyd.

In this series on the mental aspects of performance, sports psychologist Dawn Fletcher evaluates Oldroyd’s mental performance through an exercise. In Part 1, she instructed Oldroyd to identify the trait that is holding her back from… Continue Reading

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Behind the Scenes: Part 4

By Sevan Matossian

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

August 26, 2011

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Join Sevan Matossian as he captures athletes, judges, spectators and staff at the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games, providing a look at what goes on before, during and after the events.

In Part 4, the second day of competition begins with two vendors working out in the stadium before the crowds have gathered. To them, CrossFit brings more than revenue.

“I love it—it’s been life-changing for me anyway,” says Chuck Rumbley of Hi-Temp. “As you can… Continue Reading

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In Olympic Lifts, Powerlifting

August 26, 2011

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Bill Starr explains how to create a strong, balanced upper body.

There was a time in the not-so-distanct past when everyone who lifted weights possessed wide, powerful shoulders. Bodybuilders were actually strength athletes back in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, and all of them believed wide shoulders added to their physiques. And they were right.

The reason why athletes in a wide variety of sports possessed such imposing shoulders is… 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. In this two-part series, Carl Paoli teaches how to develop midline stability through the hollow-body position.

In Part 1, Paoli developed the hollow rock… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 186

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

August 24, 2011

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On Episode 186 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Scottsdale co-owner Najla Kayyem and Ben Smith, who placed third at the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.

5:10 Najla Kayyem and her husband Luke own CrossFit Scottsdale. They made the trip from Arizona to Big Sky, Mont., to attend the 2011 Summer Affiliate Gathering. Najla… Continue Reading

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In Nutrition, Videos

August 24, 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. In this segment, Massie explains how to prepare and serve tuna two different ways: seared and tartar.

“If you guys are scared of fish or if you think you don’t have time to cook, then this ought to prove that wrong because it’s… Continue Reading

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In Kids, Special Populations

August 24, 2011

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Mentally and physically, teenagers are changing daily. Be ready. Bob Guere explains.

There are two essential elements in programming for pre-schoolers, adolescents and teenagers. One is to ensure fun is pre-eminent. The other is to define, recognize and program based on expectations.

Expectations should be glaringly different in each age group and certainly in your adult classes.

Many CrossFit affiliates wrongly lump teen population with adults out of assumed… Continue Reading

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