July 2012

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Heart of a Warrior

By Emily Beers

In CrossFit Games, LEO/Mil

July 27, 2012

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Wounded Warriors inspire on Saturday afternoon at the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games.

At the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games, Ali Barrera from Alamo CrossFit is holding a sign that says “Crush Fran, Stomp Hope.”

She’s in California to cheer on Mike Gallardo, an athlete from her affiliate in San Antonio, Texas.

Gallardo is a war veteran who lost his leg while serving with the United States military, and he’s part of the Wounded Warriors… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Kids’ Culture

By Jeff and Mikki Lee Martin

In Affiliation, Athletes, HD Videos, Kids

July 26, 2012

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When Jeff and Mikki Lee Martin discovered CrossFit in the summer of 2003, they couldn’t get any adults interested. Kids, however, were another story.

“Our kids program really started almost a year ahead of the adult program,” Jeff says.

Known as the creators of CrossFit Kids, the couple says trainers must decide that they want to work with children, and then their box has to be “a certain way.”

“We’re devoid of skulls and blood around here… Continue Reading

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In Pursuit of Excellence

By Hilary Achauer

In The CrossFit Life

July 26, 2012

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Dave Newman never intended to start a business; he just wanted a better jump rope. Hilary Achauer catches up with the founder of RX Jump Ropes and finds out how it all began.

I had been struggling with double-unders. I was able to do them when warming up, but any sort of grip fatigue or WOD-induced nervousness led to me repeatedly stepping on the rope. This time, it was a disaster. I… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 234

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

July 25, 2012

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On Episode 234 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed the two athletes who placed third at the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games: Kyle Kasperbauer and Talayna Fortunato. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

The WOW (Words of Wisdom) is from CrossFit Lisbeth. The theme of the motivational message is to just be a little better today at everything you do by going back to the… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Walter Reed

By Dillon Behr and Brian Wilson

In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

July 25, 2012

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At the largest military medical center in the U.S., a wounded veteran continued doing CrossFit as part of his physical therapy. From there, an idea was born.

Dillon Behr, founder of CrossFit Walter Reed, started hosting a weekly class for patients of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

“One of the biggest challenges was that we were still doing this in the Globo Gym capacity, and we had talked to a lot… Continue Reading

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Back to the Beginning

By Craig Hysell

In Basics, Coaching

July 25, 2012

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With CrossFit’s popularity exploding, Craig Hysell describes his box’s introductory program and why it works.

So, you got ’em into your free trial class, and they fell in love with you at “constantly varied functional movement.” A prospective member is in a sweaty heap at your feet and, when he can breathe again, he practically begs you to tell him how to get started.

You say it’s simple: he needs to sign up for your Elements Class.

“What’s an elements class?” he asks.

“It’s… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Gymnastics trainers Jeff Tucker, Jessica Gray, Julie Barnes Maurer and Keith Wittenstein explain the many warm-up movements part and parcel to gymnastics.

In Part 2, coordination is also tested with arm circles in opposite directions, followed by one-leg balances. For the balances, athletes are asked to close their eyes to work on proprioception.

“Our senses are super important in trying to do different things for our… Continue Reading

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The Doctor and the Deadlifter: Part 1

By Jesse Burdick and Kelly Starrett

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Mobility, Powerlifting

July 23, 2012

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The language of strength and conditioning is the language of human movement. So says movement and mobility guru Kelly Starrett, who also founded San Francisco CrossFit.

In this video, Starrett and powerlifter Jesse Burdick demonstrate how they’re saying the same things with different cues in the set-up for the sumo deadlift.

“The most effective positioning is the same language you’ve been using with all your friends,” Starrett says to… Continue Reading

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