October 2011

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In CrossFit Games, Videos

October 27, 2011

Video Article

“The goal is to go to the Games in 2012 and be in even better shape,” Annie Thorisdottir says.

“I didn’t really know CrossFit,” she says of her first Games in 2009. Thorisdottir had only been CrossFitting for a couple of months prior to competing, and afterwards she didn’t know if she would be back.

Now, Thorisdottir is head over heels for the sport of fitness.

“My life kind of revolves around CrossFit,” she says. “CrossFit is such a huge part of my… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 195

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit, Radio

October 26, 2011

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On Episode 195 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Shannon DeGraw and Seminar Staff member Spencer Nix. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011.

The Workout of the Week (WOW) is from the 2010 MidWestern Sectional.

For time:
20 thrusters
20 sumo deadlift high pulls
20 push jerks
20 overhead squats
20 front squats

Men use 95 lb, and women use 65 lb. Each… Continue Reading

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Fighting for Fitness

By Tandi Schaeffer

In CrossFit, Sports Applications, Videos

October 26, 2011

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MMA fighter Tandi Schaeffer participates in CrossPit, created by John Hackleman, owner of The Pit. CrossPit is a sport-specific form of CrossFit that incorporates elements of fighting disciplines into CrossFit workouts.

Schaeffer says CrossPit helps her MMA training because it’s time based.

“It’s more of a competition with yourself, and so you push yourself harder when you’re trying to compete for a time,” she says. “And then when you… Continue Reading

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Barrel Boy

By Rick Martinez

In CrossFit, Kids

October 26, 2011

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No longer “the fat boy,” Rick Martinez talks about teaching children the value of activity and nutrition.

“Hello, my name is Rick, and I’m overweight.”

“Hello, Rick!”

Seems that nowadays there are groups for everybody—drinkers, gamblers, drug addicts, and, yes, overeaters. Seems like nowadays we try to blame someone else for our woes and then join a group to learn how to accept and move on.

Try telling that to a 9-year-old.

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In Olympic Lifts, Videos

October 25, 2011

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How do you fine-tune an elite athlete to reach even more potential? Olympic-lifting coach Mike Burgener trains Danny Nichols of TJ’s Gym in San Rafael on the finer points of snatch footwork.

Nichols competed at the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games with his team after he put on a lifting show in the thruster event at the NorCal Regional. In this video, he works on his snatch in order to improve a wide landing position.

“Throwing those feet… Continue Reading

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Flying Food

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids, Nutrition

October 25, 2011

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It’s a bird!

It’s a plane!

No, it’s a “nutterfly,” and it makes for a delicious snack.

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It's All for the Boobs

By Hilary Achauer

In The CrossFit Life

October 25, 2011

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Hilary Achauer checks in with Barbells for Boobs, a month-long event to raise money for breast-cancer screening and diagnostic procedures for women and men under age 40.

In 2010, more than 400 affiliates in five countries participated in Amazing Grace, raising over $300,000 for breast-cancer screening.

In 2011, the event is even bigger. It runs throughout the month of October, and as of Oct. 13 $300,000 had been… Continue Reading

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The Glute-Ham Developer

By Josh Everett

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“Why do we use this if the best way to train your core and develop midline stabilization is through the nine foundational movements and other functional movements such as Olympic lifts? Then why this machine?” Josh Everett asks at a Level 1 Seminar. In this video, he answers why and how we train using the glute-ham developer (GHD).

Everett says some of the reasons we use the GHD include creating kinesthetic awareness and body control and introducing… Continue Reading

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