December 2011

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December 31, 2011

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

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

The articles included here are:

Boxes and Bars - Achauer
The Deeper Side of Coaching - Bergeron
In Search of a Programming God - Beers
CrossFit Kids Community - Various
The Forgotten Part of the Deadlift - Zimmer
Above the Bar: A Weekend Pull-Up Summit - Abrams
My Experiments With Intermittent Fasting - Berardi
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In Athletes, CrossFit, Videos

December 31, 2011

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Twin brothers David and Jason Benham are former professional baseball players. David was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 1998, and Jason was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the same year. Both played together for the St. Louis Cardinals before retiring. Now the brothers find their competitive outlet in CrossFit.

“The thing we love most about CrossFit was we were competitors; we were born to compete. So in the YMCA and some of the other… Continue Reading

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Training With Champions: Part 5

By Mikko Salo and Dan Bailey

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

December 30, 2011

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Find out what it’s like to train with 2009 CrossFit Games champion Mikko Salo and Dan Bailey, first-place finisher in the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games Open, as filmmaker Sevan Matossian captures their training in preparation for the 2012 Games season.

In Part 5, Salo and Bailey move on to metabolic conditioning with front squats (the same movement the pair went heavy on earlier that day) and sled pulling.

Salo says his met-con training often… Continue Reading

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In Workouts

December 30, 2011

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Creative CrossFitters create new workouts every day. Mike Warkentin continues the search for signature workouts from around the world.

“I could totally do a pull-up on that branch.”

Indeed, all the world is a CrossFit gym with the right pair of eyes and a little creativity.

This article, set in San Diego, is the sixth in a series where we’ll publish some of the best workouts from locales around the world, giving residents and… Continue Reading

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Training With Mom

By Kim Malz and Karen Rackliffe

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

December 29, 2011

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Karen Rackliffe is a 60-Plus Masters Division competitor from the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games. She finished in fifth place. Her daughter, Kim Malz, was a Games competitor in 2009. In this video, they share how training together has helped them both improve their performance.

Malz says her husband introduced her to CrossFit, and once she adopted the program, she quickly got her mother on board too. Rackliffe says she was not athletic since… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 204

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Radio

December 28, 2011

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On Episode 204 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins looked back on 2011 and played excerpts from interviews with well-known CrossFitters such as Matt Chan, Rich Froning Jr., Leah Polaski and Amber Wilson. Justin also interviewed CrossFit Evolution owner Monique Ames. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011.

The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from CrossFit.com.

Three rounds for time of:
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In CrossFit, Videos

December 28, 2011

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Jim Ametler is a 48-year-old CrossFitter who served as battalion medical chief with the Marine Corp. He recently took a Level 1 Trainer Course at Norcal CrossFit Santa Clara and describes his CrossFit experiences as a Marine.

Amentler says he was first exposed to CrossFit in 2007 in Iraq and used the program “to keep in shape.”

He discusses how he joined the military later in life and why he chose that profession. Before entering the military… Continue Reading

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From Pain Comes Pleasure

By Emily Beers

In CrossFit, Special Populations

December 28, 2011

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The S&M community meets the CrossFit crew at the Taranis Winter Challenge. Emily Beers reports.

When CrossFitters from different boxes gather together, it usually becomes one of those rare moments in life where strangers feel like friends. But for the people around us, our presence can be overwhelming.

We check into our hotels and immediately get noticed. Some people look intrigued, others intimidated, and others confused. They start asking… Continue Reading

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