November 2011

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The Best of the Best

By Mike Warkentin

In Coaching, CrossFit

November 23, 2011

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Mike Warkentin visits with CrossFit’s finest coaches at the recent Trainers Summit.

“You folks are the best trainers I’ve got,” Coach Greg Glassman told the 90 or so HQ Seminar Staff trainers assembled at the Marriott in San Diego, Calif., on Oct. 26, 2011.

Looking around the room, you’d be hard-pressed to disagree with him.

Adrian Bozman, Pat Sherwood, Chuck Carswell, Todd Widman, E.C. Synkowski, Aimee Lyons, Jenn Hunter-Marshall—the roll call was a laundry… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

November 22, 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 makes fine dining for the holidays easy as he prepares prime rib and horseradish sauce.

For the prime rib, he uses a 19-lb. rib roast and rinses it before trimming away some of the fat.

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Whine-Free Food

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids

November 22, 2011

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Tired of moaning about boring meals? Change the presentation, add a few extras and have your little cave-people eating rather than complaining.

“Mom, I don’t want to eat an apple. Ugh!”

Are your young ones bored with your Paleo foods? Keep them happy eating healthy with variety! Instead of giving them the same old apple to munch on, feed them this variation of crunch.

Warning: whining is severely reduced when feeding your children fun… Continue Reading

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For Competition and Community: CrossFit Bellevue

By Dan Cerrillo and Matt Hasselbeck

In Affiliation, Sports Applications, Videos

November 21, 2011

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CrossFit Bellevue in Washington State is home to some elite athletes, including an Olympic gold medalist, a professional NFL quarterback, a professional ballerina, D1 college athletes, pro tennis players, top skiers, national champions, world champions and more. They can all be found on CrossFit Bellevue’s “wall of fame.”

Cerrillo tries to explain how so many elite athletes ended up in one place but can’t quite put his finger on it.

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In Kids

November 21, 2011

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Need help funding your program? Lura Poggi of CrossFit Kids HQ has some tips.

Money! Money! Money!

Everyone needs more, and there isn’t enough to go around. Winning a grant proposal can be a great way to augment your current CrossFit Kids program and add new, creative programs and services. Here are some thoughts to consider in your grant-seeking journey.

Before starting your grant search, ask yourself some tough questions to focus… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Powerlifting

November 20, 2011

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“This is a perfect workout for sports,” says Louie Simmons, owner of Westside Barbell in Columbus, Ohio. “The volume is going to be extremely high and the intensity zone extremely low—about 40-45 percent.”

The speed bench-press workout consists of 16 sets of 3 reps using 185 lb. on the bar and 85 lb. of bands at the top of the lift. Lifters press every 30 seconds for 4 sets, then rest 1 minute and repeat. The sets are performed using different grip… Continue Reading

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Making CrossFit Nutrition Easier

By Richard Bradford

In Nutrition, Videos

November 19, 2011

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CrossFitter Richard Bradford is also a chef who runs RSB Catering in Atlanta, Ga. His new product line, Pre Made Paleo, includes prepared meals based on the Paleo Diet.

Bradford says he was first exposed to the Paleo Diet and CrossFit through one of his chefs and then started implementing Paleo meals in his business. Bradford says he’s motivated by the importance CrossFitters put on nutrition.

“It’s really driving me… Continue Reading

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Throwing Down the Gauntlet

By Hilary Achauer

In Kids, The CrossFit Life

November 19, 2011

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Hilary Achauer recaps the first CrossFit Kids and Teens competition for girls and boys ages 13-18.

It came down to a battle between Cole Dick and Garrett Janda. They had 5 minutes to find their 1RM squat clean. First, Janda cleaned 250 lb. Then Dick stepped up and cleaned the same weight, sending the two into a tiebreaker. Janda approached the bar, took a deep breath, and squat-cleaned 255 lb.

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