October 2011

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Follow Your Heart Rate?

By Brian MacKenzie with Anthony Roberts

In CrossFit Endurance, Rest Day/Theory

October 24, 2011

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Brian MacKenzie and Anthony Roberts explain the origins of the maximum heart rate number and why it so often tells us so little.

Ever seen this formula?

220 - age = MHR

It’s the standard formula for determining maximum heart rate, or MHR. Subtracting your age from 220 represents the highest heart rate one can safely achieve through exercise stress. This formula tells us a 15-year-old has a maximum… Continue Reading

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In Basics, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries, Reference

October 23, 2011

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Join Kelly Starrett, owner of San Francisco CrossFit and creator of MobilityWOD, as he teaches coaches and their athletes how to diagnose dysfunction.

In Part 3, Starrett shares positioning strategy. An organized set-up for good start position leads to a good finish position, and you don’t have to focus on what happens in between, he says.

“Once you’ve lost position or surrendered that position of dominance or that organization, you… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, Kids, Videos

October 22, 2011

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Joe DeGain, owner of 810 CrossFit in Grand Blanc, Mich., is proud to open his gym to his family.

“This is probably one of my favorite parts of owning a gym,” he says.

He credits his wife for holding the fort while he travels for HQ as a member of the Seminar staff.

“I couldn’t do it without her,” he says.

DeGain also has a group of dedicated coaches, including his wife, so he knows he leaves the gym in capable… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit Games, Videos

October 21, 2011

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CrossFit BC Island in Reykjavik, Iceland, is home to not only Fittest Woman on Earth Annie Thorisdottir but also an affiliate team that competed in the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games. Find out more about this affiliate at the top of the world and how its athletes commit to their training.

In addition to CrossFit, affiliate team athlete Daoi Hrafn Sveinbjarnarson trains in yoga, bootcamp and gymnastics.

“Not getting stale in one sector I think is… Continue Reading

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31 Heroes, 1 WOD

By Julie Kelly

In LEO/Mil

October 21, 2011

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Julie Kelly reflects on the 31 Heroes WOD performed on the flight deck of the USS Midway in San Diego.

Sept. 3, 2011: Just another September day to many, but to those of us in the San Diego CrossFit community, it was much more than that. It was a day to remember the 31 heroes whose NATO helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan’s eastern Wardak Province on Aug. 6, 2011.

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In Coaching, Nutrition, Videos

October 20, 2011

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Dr. John Berardi runs PrecisionNutrition.com, a “nutrition coaching” website where members pay to access nutrition information, online support, exercise programs and more. Dr. Berardi boasts an impressive list of academic credentials, and he’s also worked with Olympians and professional athletes.

In this series filmed during a special presentation at CrossFit Marina, Dr. Berardi explains his coaching style and advises how to reach your clients and help… Continue Reading

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Annie Thorisdottir: Getting Better

By Annie Thorisdottir

In CrossFit Games, Videos

October 20, 2011

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“I don’t like losing—definitely not,” Annie Thorisdottir says. “But it’s easier to lose when you know that you did your best and you knew that the other person just deserved to win.”

Thorisdottir is committed to her training and being the best at every competition. She says she trains about four hours a day with one day off a week. And she’s constantly striving to get better.

“I can get a lot better, I hope,” she says.

According to Thorisdottir, the … Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 194

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, Competition, Nutrition, Radio

October 19, 2011

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On Episode 194 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Inferno owner Bill Grundler and 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games 10th-place finisher Matt Chan. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011.

The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from CrossFit Boca Raton:

Four rounds for time of:

10 push jerks (135 lb.)

15 toes-to-bars

10 ring dips

3:55 Bill Grundler just started his fourth… Continue Reading

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