March 2012

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March 31, 2012

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

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

The articles included here are:

A Life of Soreness - Viola
CrossFit Crackdown: Cybersquatting - Burton
Giant Heart - Buehler
Fun With a Purpose - Martin
You Were Saying ... With Brian Pandji - Burton
Yes, You Can - Achauer
Q&A With Tony Blauer - Christensen
Using Workload to Move to the Next Strength Level - Starr
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The Swing: Loading the Hips

By Jeff Martone

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Kettlebells

March 31, 2012

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Seeking Jeff Martone’s famous “boom!”?

Look no further. At this CrossFit Kettlebell Trainer Course at Progressive F.O.R.C.E. CrossFit in Las Vegas, Martone talks about establishing body awareness to get the hips back in the swing.

First, he has attendees do wall squats with their faces within inches of the wall. Next, he talks about getting the butt back.

“This is really a timing issue,” he says.

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CrossFit for Ski Racing

By Mike Morin and Matt Prendergast

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Sports Applications

March 30, 2012

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Vermont’s Stratton Mountain School has made 33 Olympic placements, seen more than 53 of its athletes participate in multiple Olympics and put 120 of them on the U.S. Ski Team.

Now the winter-sports academy is incorporating CrossFit into its ski-racing training.

“Ski racing is a sport where overall athleticism is really, really important, and the CrossFit fills a lot of the gaps in there,” says Mike Morin, alpine program director and head men’s coach. “So if… Continue Reading

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Play Nice With Others

By Dale Saran

In Legal

March 30, 2012

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Dale Saran explains how courtesy and hard work trump piggyback advertising techniques.

So, you wanna be a CrossFit affiliate, eh?

I remember the salad days of being a CrossFit affiliate, circa early 2008. There were maybe a few hundred affiliates. I was the first—and only—CrossFit affiliate in Rhode Island. I didn’t have to worry about competitive advertising, Google AdWords, website metatags, being undercut by another affiliate, Globo Gyms ripping… Continue Reading

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The Deadlift Set-Up

By Kelly Starrett and Carl Paoli

In CrossFit, Mobility, Videos

March 29, 2012

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The deadlift set-up is easy, says Kelly Starrett: get stiff, load the hips, send the knees forward, pull back, stand up. It’s a strategy athletes should use every time they approach the barbell, and it becomes increasingly important when they’re tired, he says.

“We want to do the same thing every time, particularly when it becomes a complex motor skill and all of a sudden there’s a lot of things going on—I’m breathing hard… Continue Reading

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The Cost of CrossFit

By Aaron Carr

In The CrossFit Life

March 29, 2012

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Aaron Carr explains how 65-year-old Bruce Hughes discovered the true price of CrossFit after a year at CrossFit Cedar City.

Bruce Hughes is a mild-mannered accountant who moved to Cedar City, Utah, 18 years ago from California. He spends 12 to 16 hours a day sitting down at a desk, and years of this sedentary lifestyle contributed to his poor physical condition.

A year and a half ago, Hughes was… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 217

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Nutrition, Radio

March 28, 2012

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On Episode 217 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed cooking expert Nick Massie, as well as Jason Ackerman, who owns CrossFit Albany and Clifton Park CrossFit. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from CrossFit Complete in Midwest City, Okla.

For time:
100 double-unders
15 handstand push-ups
30 reverse burpees
50 kettlebell sumo deadlift high pulls
30 walking… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos

March 28, 2012

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Everyone has a different reason for doing CrossFit. For Pat Sprague of Cascade CrossFit in Washington state, CrossFit is about camaraderie and self-improvement.

“The beauty of it to me is that … there’s someone there to guide me, and I’m also in a classroom situation where there’s a bunch of other people doing it with you,” he says.

Sprague competed in the 45-49 Masters Division at the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games, and though he couldn’t get… Continue Reading

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