September 2011

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Egg Love

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids

September 27, 2011

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Eggs are a great source of protein, and most kids love them. So, how ever you can get your kids to eat them, we say do it! This is a basic egg bake, with a twist on presentation.

Your kid will love the heart-shaped eggs!

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In CrossFit, Videos

September 26, 2011

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At the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games, CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman sat down with Fast Company Magazine to talk about CrossFit.

In this segment, Coach discusses his inspiration for CrossFit. Coming from competitive gymnastics, Glassman developed a training regimen unlike that of his fellow athletes.

“I had discovered as a kid, young in my early teens, that I could with dumbbell and barbells get stronger than any other gymnast I knew,” he… Continue Reading

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The Orienteering WOD

By Cameron Sinclair

In Workouts

September 26, 2011

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Intelligence isn’t one of the 10 components of fitness, but you’ll need your brain to finish Cameron Sinclair’s New York City orienteering WOD.

The sport of orienteering originated in Sweden as a form of military training. It has since spread to most corners of the world but remains an obscure pursuit, a challenging mix of intellect and fitness.

In New Zealand, where I grew up, orienteering was a fundamental part of the high-school outdoor-education… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Coaching, Videos

September 25, 2011

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“I wanted to teach people how to better themselves,” Joe DeGain says of his passion for coaching.

The elementary-school teacher is also the owner of 810 CrossFit in Grand Blanc, Mich., and part of the HQ Seminar Staff. In this video, he talks about his coaching style and cues that have worked for him and his athletes.

DeGain says his coaching style comes from teaching elementary-school students.

“You have to be very direct with where you… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, Videos

September 24, 2011

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Missed the 2011 Affiliate Gathering in Big Sky, Mont.? Here are the stories affiliate owners and leaders in the CrossFit community shared with HQ media at the event.

CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman talks about training back at the original CrossFit Santa Cruz.

“We grew this business on that comfort, on those margins that I could make a great six-figure income working from 5 a.m. to 11 five days a week, come in Saturday… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Videos

September 23, 2011

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“In Hawaii, the unique thing about it is you’re obviously on an island and limited by the amount of space, warehouse space,” Elyse Umeda says.

The 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games competitor is the owner of CrossFit 808 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Join her on a tour of her box, which opened earlier this year.

Umeda and her coaches worked with the space to find nooks for equipment and the office. She has been accumulating equipment and made sure… Continue Reading

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Valley Girl’s Vertigo

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Athletes, CrossFit Games

September 23, 2011

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After a year of training for a podium spot at this year’s CrossFit Games, Becca Voigt reached her goal—while battling two forms of vertigo. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.

On the second round of muscle-ups, she started to feel it. Something wasn’t right. She continued, moving on to 10 165-lb. deadlifts, 15 GHD sit-ups and then the 100-yard sprint. But in the first third of the run, Becca Voigt fell on all fours.

“We need a… Continue Reading

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Handstand Virtuosity: Part 3

By Laurie Galassi

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CrossFit Santa Cruz’s Laurie Galassi, a gymnast and fifth-place finisher at the NorCal Regional, shares her coaching tips for mastering the handstand. In Part 3 of the series, Galassi teaches the handstand walk.

“A handstand walk is a weight transfer. It is a momentary handstand on one arm,” she says.

Her first progression is to shift weight from arm to arm in a push-up plank.

“With all of this, if you’re in control, you can advance. The second that you’re… Continue Reading

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