January 2012

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January 31, 2012

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The individual PDF articles published in January 2012 are collected here in a single download.

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The articles included here are:

CrossFit Akwesasne: Done With the Blame Game - Beers
CrossFit Kids “Switch” - Martin
Made in the U.S.A. - Burton
Out of the Box - Achauer
Think Like a Bumblebee, Train Like a Racehorse - Bergeron
Bringing Nutrition Home - Jones
Squash This - Brown/Dazet
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In Coaching, Kids, Videos

January 31, 2012

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CrossFit Kids have all the fun: laser beams for elbows, hands that hold up the sky and the dance moves of an Oompa-Loompa.

In this video, Kids Seminar Staff member John Brown explains how to teach the press series: the press, the thruster and the push press. That’s right: thruster before push press.

“Once we sort of set kids in motion with this explosive opening of the hips the push press is now just a shortened range of motion for… Continue Reading

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In Kids

January 31, 2012

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Mikki Lee Martin describes ways to drill your kids repeatedly without boring them to distraction.

At the CrossFit Kids Trainer Course, we discuss some teaching methodologies based on how kids learn. They learn primarily through imitation and shared attention, and retention is then further enhanced through repetition, novelty and complexity. Novel experiences are more likely to be retained.

Likewise, youngsters with short attention spans learning perishable… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, Videos

January 30, 2012

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Inside a 25-year-old family sports facility outside Pittsburgh is Integrated Fitness, a CrossFit box that does sport-specific training.

The Bethel Park, Pa., box is more than 3,000 square feet inside a building that includes a 4,000-square-foot court for basketball hockey, soccer and volleyball. Originally, Integrated Fitness worked out of a 1,100-square-foot space, says Jim Crowell, head trainer and one of the gym owners.

“We wanted to do some sport-specific training on top of CrossFit… Continue Reading

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Grief and Pull-Ups

By Natalie Taylor

In CrossFit

January 30, 2012

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Natalie Taylor uses CrossFit to confront—and beat—her monsters.

About three-and-a-half years ago, I slammed into my first real-life monster. I lost my husband, Josh, in an accident. At the time of his death, I was 24 years old and five months pregnant with our first son. The year following my husband’s death was a lot of things—confusing and sad at first, and then exhausting and sad once I had… Continue Reading

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Pull-Up Virtuosity: Part 1

By Laurie Galassi

In CrossFit, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Reference, Videos

January 29, 2012

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CrossFit Santa Cruz’s Laurie Galassi, a gymnast and the fifth-place finisher at the 2011 NorCal Regional, shares her coaching tips for mastering the pull-up. In Part 1 of the series, she focuses on body shape.

A fast, efficient pull-up has three key ingredients, she says: the hollow-body position, the appropriate grip on the bar and the right timing.

“This arch is an opening of the shoulders. It has very little to do with your… Continue Reading

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Starting CrossFit at 63

By Jim Menjou

In CrossFit, The CrossFit Life, Videos

January 28, 2012

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In his younger days, Jim Menjou used to run—a lot.

“Marathons and all that,” he says. “When I got past 40, I stopped. I’m 63 now. I stopped doing all that and started running to the refrigerator—and it started to show.”

Menjou began working out at CrossFit Ero in Torrance, Calif., on a recommendation from a friend who had made major life changes.

“The last time I saw him he could barely get through the doorway without turning sideways, so I said, ‘What the heck have… Continue Reading

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In The CrossFit Life, Videos

January 27, 2012

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They’re all moms.

One is a logistics manager at a stationary plant, another stays at home, and the third is a middle-school principal.

All three women say the same thing: There’s no good reason not to come to CrossFit—specifically Oceanside CrossFit in Oceanside, Calif.

“I have to make it here. This is how I relieve my stress,” the logistics manager says. “We make time. It’s not an option. We have to work out.”

She adds: “If a working parent can do it… Continue Reading

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