January 2012

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In CrossFit, HD Videos

January 23, 2012

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In this new series, get an inside peak into Tony Blauer’s Be Your Own Bodyguard seminar hosted by San Francisco CrossFit. Tony Blauer, founder of Blauer Tactical Systems, has been providing these seminars to CrossFitters to teach the basics of self-defense and how you can implement them through CrossFit.

In Part 4, Blauer talks about the Trojan Horse Concept.

The drill involves two people simulating hand-to-hand combat postures and develops… Continue Reading

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In Kids

January 23, 2012

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The Games’ first CrossFit Kids Teen Challenge exemplifies what the youth program is all about. Dan Edelman explains.

We are near the end of CrossFit Brand X’s Teen weightlifting class. Fifteen-year-old M. tightens his belt and steps onto the platform. In pursuit of a one-rep max back squat, he has already PR’d, so this 285-lb. attempt is gravy. He positions himself under the bar, lifts it and steps… Continue Reading

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Fight for Christchurch

By Charlotte Bellis

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Sports Applications, Videos

January 22, 2012

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Charlotte Bellis might be a TVNZ news reporter, but she was more than prepared to answer the call when a local promoter asked her to jump in the boxing ring to raise funds for people affected by the Feb. 22, 2011, earthquake that struck Christchurch, N.Z.

Bellis trained with a boxing coach and at Reebok CrossFit Canterbury but wasn’t prepared for a hospitalization two months before the fight. She recovered… Continue Reading

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Inside England’s CrossFit HG3

By Peter Davis and Andy Ruddick

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Videos

January 21, 2012

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It was a chance meeting: two strangers, one car, a Barbells for Boobs event.

“By the end of that car ride and the end of the day, we’d made the agreement that when we got back, ‘Hell, we’re going to start our own box,’” Andy Ruddick says of how he and co-owner Peter Davis schemed CrossFit HG3 into existence.

Davis adds: “Our business plan got written on a whiteboard for like a night, and that was it.”

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In CrossFit, The CrossFit Life, Videos

January 20, 2012

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The stage is not much different than a WOD. So says Kate Moran, lead singer of the Kate Moran Band and a CrossFitter at CrossFit Oldtown in Alexandria, Va.

“You just have to let go,” she explains. “You have to just take a big breath and … hope for the best.”

But it wasn’t always like that for Moran. Her first two months at the box were marked by anxiety.

“For the first two months, I was terrified of everything,” Moran… Continue Reading

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A Beginner’s Perspective

By Warrington Parker

In Basics

January 20, 2012

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Warrington Parker offers affiliate owners and coaches tips on how to keep athletes coming back.

A little more than two years ago, I attended my first CrossFit class. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. My friend, who suggested I go, called it “bootcamp.” He said he loved it because it lasted an hour, there was some stretching, and the workouts were short. That’s all I knew… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 207

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, Radio

January 19, 2012

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On Episode 207 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Paula and Jordan Gravatt, who create media for CrossFit HQ. Justin also interviewed 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games sixth-place finisher Dan Bailey. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2012.

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

Squat, 5 reps
Then complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
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In Affiliation, CrossFit, Videos

January 19, 2012

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Eight years ago, John Schneider enlisted in the Marine Corps. His workouts, he says, were traditional: 3 sets of 10 in the bench press were standard as he trained for judo competitions.

“I thought I knew how to deadlift. I thought I knew how to squat,” says Schneider, who is the faculty adviser to Pitt student organization Panther CrossFit.

As he searched for a strength-and-conditioning program, a friend told him about… Continue Reading

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