August 24, 2012
E.M. Burton shares nutrition tips learned as her family’s in-house expert.
At the L.A. Fitness Expo in January, an astounding claim was made by the presenter of CrossFit Kids Eat This!, a short film on nutrition for children.
“If your kid is gonna CrossFit,” ran the introductory comments, “these are 10 things you need to know about food.”
Then came the assertion of knowledge and its claim to certainty.
Who would make such an outrageous… Continue Reading
In this video shot at the Montana stop of the CrossFit Tour, CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman responds to a devil’s-advocate question about affiliates who might be tempted to expand their business to include selling supplements, apparel and more.
“In my head, a trainer trains and doesn’t do anything else,” Coach Glassman responds.
That’s because Glassman believes a trainer is just as much a professional as a doctor, lawyer or… Continue Reading
August 23, 2012
For most people, CrossFit is more than trying to look good in a bathing suit. Doug Germano explains.
I was telling my girlfriend why I couldn’t spend too much time with a certain group of people because they were too superficial. She looked back at me with a befuddled look on her face and said, “But all you do is CrossFit! That’s superficial. You just do it to get big and build up your… Continue Reading
On Episode 238 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Jeremy Jones from Diablo CrossFit. The team placed third at the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012.
This week’s Words of Wisdom are Understanding Ego Depletion from Dan Ariely’s blog. To combat stress, he advises the following:
1. Acknowledge the tension; don’t ignore it.
2. Call it what it is: “ego… Continue Reading
CrossFit is training for the unknown and unknowable, but for top athletes, knowing the date of game day changes the game, Ben Bergeron says.
“We’re no longer training for the unknown and unknowable. We’re no longer training for ‘a constant, ready state,’” the co-owner and head coach of CrossFit New England says of athletes competing at Regionals and the CrossFit Games.
He adds: “We know when game day is. It’s the middle of July.”
Likewise, Bergeron breaks… Continue Reading
Rarely is physical therapy funny. But with movement and mobility guru Kelly Starrett at the helm, laughs are guaranteed.
During the CrossFit Experience at the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games, the doctor of physical therapy talks about good posture and how it translates to athleticism.
“I want you to take a huge breath in your belly—big breath. Hold it. Now get tight. How’s that workin’ for ya?” he asks the crowd. “It’s like putting a bounce house… Continue Reading
August 21, 2012
Palm trees, pine trees, whatever kind of trees you want—just make them and eat them.
These trees are made with quality ingredients and can be eaten by both kids and parents.
One of CrossFit’s most-loathed movements, the burpee also represents a skill that can be transferred to other exercises, says gymnastics and movement guru Carl Paoli of San Francisco CrossFit.
“I go from flexion to extension to neutral to extension to flexion to neutral,” he explains. “It’s hard. And it goes back and forth, and it has so many moving pieces. That’s why the burpee is so hard.”
Athletes must move correctly with the knees out… Continue Reading