September 2012

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

September 26, 2012

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Chef Nick Massie shows you a different take on the first meal of the day with a breakfast gallimaufry.

The ingredients: sweet potato, red onion, garlic, Poblano pepper, Serrano pepper, mushrooms, ground beef, eggs, spring mix, cherry tomatoes, lemon, salt, pepper and olive oil.

“What I encourage to do is kind of prep ahead for the week,” he says. “Have this stuff at your disposal, and then your meals will taste… Continue Reading

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Angles and Demons

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Athletes, CrossFit Games

September 26, 2012

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Managing stress, anxiety and fear is part of being an elite athlete. Andréa Maria Cecil talks to CrossFit Games competitors and coaches who share their approaches to fighting inner battles.

You have two choices: continue to wallow or do it again.

“In most situations, you need to challenge fears and redirect to what you can control,” said David Yukelson, director of sports psychology services for the Morgan Academic Support Center for Student Athletes at Penn State University.

Don’t allow… Continue Reading

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Powerlifting Jumps

By Shane Sweatt

In Coaching, HD Videos, Powerlifting

September 25, 2012

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For improving jumping, explosiveness and overall athleticism, Westside Barbell’s Shane Sweatt likes training from the seated or kneeling positions.

During this CrossFit Powerlifting seminar at Integrated Fitness, a CrossFit box that does sport-specific training just outside Pittsburgh, Sweatt begins with seated box jumps. To properly execute the movement, the feet come up and are driven into the ground, the chest stays up, and the arms come back and… Continue Reading

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Quick and Crunchy

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids

September 25, 2012

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Feeding your family can seem like a full-time job sometimes.

You want your kids to eat healthy, but you also want some time to do the other 549 things on your to-do list. When time gets tight, whip up these quick-and-easy celery snacks.

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

September 24, 2012

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If there’s one word that describes Bob Brown, it’s “competitive.”

But in 2004, a motorcycle accident changed that for a while.

“Went into a coma and woke up two weeks later and my leg was gone,” Brown explains.

What followed was depression.

“I didn’t cope—that was the problem. Dealing with the physical loss of a leg is remarkably easier than dealing with the mental loss of a leg,” he explains. “The first day you get out of bed and you… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit

September 24, 2012

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Teacher Chip Johnston starts a CrossFit affiliate in one of the nation’s most impoverished states and offers free classes to all students and teachers of the Milwaukee Public Schools system. Emily Beers reports.

In some ways, CrossFit MPS will be just another CrossFit affiliate: it will seek to get people more fit than they have ever been in their lives.

On the other hand, CrossFit MPS, which stands for Milwaukee Public Schools, will be… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, HD Videos, Olympic Lifts

September 23, 2012

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At the recent CrossFit Tour stop in Big Sky, Mont., Olympic-weightlifting coach Mike Burgener hosted a clinic and of course handed out some burpees.

In this clip, he helps Olivia Swant of CrossFit Billings with her overhead squat. To start, she does an overhead squat with a PVC pipe.

“Oh, God,” Burgener says.

First, he checks her stance, grip and position. Then he finds the limits of her range of motion. After that, Burgener… Continue Reading

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Coaching can improve through progressions and practice. James Hobart offers cueing tips and drills to help you communicate with your athletes better.

“A trainer trains.” —Greg Glassman

Our coaching job might be simply stated as follows: help people move better. But that isn’t always simply done. Our efforts to get droopy shoulders more active and wavy midlines stabilized don’t always succeed.

While we frequently rely on tactile and demonstrative cues, verbal cues… Continue Reading

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