October 2011

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October 31, 2011

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The individual PDF articles published in October 2011 are collected here in a single download.

The video and audio articles are not contained in the PDF.

The articles included here are:

Bar None - Martin
Level Up? -Martin
Coaching Fitness From Scratch - Vincent
Sneaky Fungi - Brown/Dazet
Training the Mind - Cecil
When Murph Met Cindy - Beers
Dialing It In - Takano
The Kids Are All Right - Achauer
Cops and Robbers - Atkinson
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I Believe in Zombies

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Rest Day/Theory

October 31, 2011

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Andréa Maria Cecil advises you prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse not just with weapons, but with fit people.

Forget the word “zombie.” It’s a loaded term. Next, think “infectious disease.” Better yet: “pandemic.”

The condition spreads rapidly, has no known cure and affects humans in such a way that they no longer behave as such. Their minds and bodies become controlled by the disease. And what diseases want most is the same as every other living thing: To… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Sports Applications

October 31, 2011

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Join Dave Re, grand master in the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) along with fellow grand master Jake Di Vita, CrossFit Director of Training Dave Castro and PT guru Kelly Starrett as they hone their shooting skills at the Pala Range in California.

“The USPSA is like the shooting version of CrossFit,” says Di Vita. “You never know what’s going to happen at the match.”

Re discusses the current set-up of stages as… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

October 30, 2011

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Tal Young, owner of CrossFit Spartanburg in South Carolina, opens the doors to his box and shares the story of its success.

“It was more of an experiment than anything, and it actually just blew up. I mean, it was super successful,” he says.

Young and his team of certified trainers work out of a 5,000-square-foot warehouse space.

“It just gives us a lot of room to run around and play in here,” he says.

The warehouse offers… Continue Reading

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In LEO/Mil, Sports Applications

October 30, 2011

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Kasper Hansen, a member of the Danish armed forces, rekindles his love of training and sport through CrossFit.

I stumbled upon CrossFit in fall 2009. Two of my friends started working out in one of Denmark’s first CrossFit gyms, Butcher’s Lab in Copenhagen, and they took me there a couple of times when I was in town. I had long been in search of new inspiration for my training to keep me… Continue Reading

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A CrossFit Transformation

By Emily Beers

In CrossFit, Videos

October 29, 2011

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In February, two new clients joined CrossFit Vancouver and made a remarkable transformation.

Dustin and James work together at Flight Centre Canada, which holds an annual 12-week fitness challenge. This year, the pair decided to try out CrossFit in an effort to improve health parameters and win the grand prize of a two-week mountain-biking vacation in Vietnam.

In addition to the prize, James’ motivation included becoming healthier for… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Videos

October 28, 2011

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HQ Seminar Staff member Joe DeGain is also the owner of 810 CrossFit in Grand Blanc, Mich. In this video he shows off his pride and joy: his CrossFit box.

The gym incorporates some interesting features in addition to conventional CrossFit equipment. Instead of chalk or whiteboard markings, his athletes use poker chips to keep track of workout rounds. And instead of PVC pipes, his athletes use wooden dowels so they can apply… Continue Reading

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Ditching the Donkey Kick

By Bob Takano

In Olympic Lifts

October 28, 2011

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Hall-of-fame Oly coach Bob Takano addresses Oly form errors common to the CrossFit community.

For the last two years, I’ve been an instructor/coach in the Crossfit Olympic Lifting Seminar program under the management of Coach Mike Burgener. Those experiences plus the several USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach certifications I’ve conducted at several different CrossFit boxes have provided me with the chance to observe CrossFitters and their approach to the Olympic lifts… Continue Reading

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