There are 54 articles in this month.
July 31, 2012
The individual PDF articles published in July 2012 are collected here in a single download.
The video and audio articles are not contained in the PDF.
The articles included here are:
Spencer Hendel’s “Freaky Coincidence” - Cecil
Smooth Silence - Brown/Dazet
Being There: The 2009 CrossFit Games at Aromas - Burton
Confessions of a Reformed CrossFit Hater - Lesniak
It Makes a Village - Frampton
The Discount CrossFit? - Beers
Cops and Robbers - McCue
Sex on the Brain at the Box… Continue Reading
A key concept Greg Amundson teaches in the CrossFit Goal Setting Course is how to use the mind to command the body.
But sometimes, says the Original Firebreather, the mind follows the body.
“When we are challenged with that negative self-talk, immediately what I want you to do is assess your posture,” Amundson says at the CrossFit Experience at the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games.
“Look at your body. What you’ll see is that you’re… Continue Reading
In this special interview filmed July 5, CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman talks about the temptation for affiliates to get into retailing. Selling something other than training services can add increase revenue, but Coach Glassman believes real harm comes from the distraction. The best trainers focus on training, not selling.
What it comes down to is the professionalization of the trainer:
“I don’t want my physician, my accountant, my… Continue Reading
July 31, 2012
The gym is the river. The gear is the raft.
Have your kids set sail for Tire Island—and beyond.
July 30, 2012
CrossFitters discover fitness over 45 is damn sexy. Emily Beers reports.
A group of jacked, tanned, specimen-like men are climbing ropes with fluidity. They’re jerking close to 250 lb. over their heads, and they’re sprinting athletically.
Young women in the stands check them out and cheer them on.
It’s your typical CrossFit competition.
But then these women take a more intimate look at the men and the confusion sets in. They realize the men they’re… Continue Reading
Get your weekly dose of “boom” with Jeff Martone as he talks kettlebell cleans, snatches and thrusters at the CrossFit Experience at the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games.
The CrossFit Kettlebell instructor highlights the importance of the rack position, emphasizing hand placement and keeping the weight close to the body.
To avoid bruised forearms, simplify the movement, he says, by thinking, “drop the elbow, open my hand.”
“Here’s the principles: driving through the heels, hip… Continue Reading
July 28, 2012
CrossFit trainer E.C. Synkowski offers practical nutrition information to help with day-to-day choices.
In Part 5, she explains the basics of the Zone Diet to a group at CrossFit Hingham.
“What we like about the Zone is the idea that we are assessing exactly what we’re taking in so that we can see how our performance tracks with that,” Synkowski says.
Excess protein, carbohydrate and fat will be stored as body fat… Continue Reading
In 2007, Erin Cafaro had been rowing for three years and had been on the U.S. national team for a year and a half.
The next year was an Olympic one, and Cafaro needed to get stronger. Through her brother, she discovered CrossFit. Not only did Cafaro make the team, but her team won gold in Beijing.
This year, she’s headed back to the Olympics.
“If you’ve been to the Olympics before, it’s not a given that you get to go again,” explains Cafaro… Continue Reading