April 2012

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Just Squat

By Greg Glassman and staff

In Basics, CrossFit, HD Videos

April 22, 2012

Video Article

“Regardless of what the problem is, the answer is to squat.”

Those are the words of CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman.

“People who do not know how to squat do not have normal hip function, don’t have normal leg functional,” he says in this medley of clips paying homage to the movement. “They can’t jump, run, throw or punch correctly.”

As a fundamental movement, the squat is a building block to every other movement in CrossFit, says… Continue Reading

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Killing the Fat Man: Episode 3

By Sevan Matossian

In CrossFit, HD Videos, The CrossFit Life

April 21, 2012

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For the past eight years, Gary Roberts says he’s been going through an identity crisis.

He’s contemplated suicide, gone to counseling to better his relationship with his teenage daughter and tied his happiness to his business.

“To me, what I see is the majority of people in the world have these big dreams and big thoughts, but rarely do people actually take the actions and get up and go do it,” he says.

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In Coaching, HD Videos

April 20, 2012

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Think you can’t fit it all into an hour? Watch Gary Baron work his magic.

The Rocklin CrossFit co-owner and coach begins with a group warm-up that looks like more than just a warm-up. For the first 25 minutes, members perform movements related to walking mechanics, speed training, body positioning, kinesthetic awareness, ankle mobility, agility and plyometrics. A technical lift follows. On this day it’s the split jerk.

“Work on technique, or if you… Continue Reading

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Nine-Month WOD

By Bayley Lawrence

In Special Populations

April 20, 2012

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Bayley Lawrence talks about her experience CrossFitting while pregnant.

Pregnancy is a workout only CrossFit could design:

Start with an empty vest. For every week that goes by, add 1/4 to 1 lb. to the vest. Continue adding weight for eight months. Do not stop the workout but modify if necessary. This is not for time. Going faster will get you nowhere.

3-2-1 … go!

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

April 19, 2012

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Join Michele Vieux as she cooks up one of her personal favorites: braised cauliflower.

The CrossFit Invictus coach begins with a tablespoon of ghee, two tablespoons of fresh minced garlic, half a head of cauliflower and a dash of dried rosemary. It all goes on the stove, which is set at medium-high. Then let it sit untouched, Vieux advises.

“Resist the urge to over-stir. Just put it on there. Let it go until… Continue Reading

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Fashionista Finds CrossFit

By Nicole Biscuiti

In The CrossFit Life

April 19, 2012

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Her work colleagues want fitness tips, and her CrossFit friends ask for fashion advice. Nicole Biscuiti on balancing a fashion career with CrossFit dreams.

I am a public-relations executive in the fashion industry: I manage PR for Bloomingdale’s in two of its five Florida markets. My life is similar in some aspects to that of Anne Hathaway’s character in The Devil Wears Prada. Five to six days a week you can find me… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 220

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, Coaching, Radio

April 18, 2012

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On Episode 220 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit by Bodyfit owner Kevin Penner and CrossFit HQ staff trainer E.C. Synkowski. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

The WOW (Workout of the Week) is the first event of the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games Regionals.

Diane
21-15-9 reps of:
Deadlifts (225/155 lb.)
Handstand push-ups

5:15 Kevin Penner owns CrossFit by Bodyfit… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Olympic Lifts, Reference

April 18, 2012

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What’s the right way to approach the bar in the Olympic lifts?

There isn’t one, Coach Mike Burgener says during this CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Trainer Course.

To illustrate, he has six of his athletes demonstrate how they approach the bar and how they set up at the start of the lift. Some like to squat down and roll the bar away from them, others prefer a quick set-up and take-off to avoid excessive thought, and… Continue Reading

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