Combatives expert Tony Blauer answers 10 questions about his new seminar: CrossFit Defense. Emily Beers reports.
Tony Blauer is the brains behind the newest personal-safety specialty course to hit the CrossFit community: CrossFit Defense.
Blauer, whose foundation is wrestling, martial arts and boxing, has been working with law enforcement and the military for years and was speaking Coach Greg Glassman’s language long before he knew what… Continue Reading
Matt Lodin started doing CrossFit just out of college at a 24-Hour Fitness. He focused on power cleans and other “explosive stuff” he learned about as a collegiate lacrosse player.
“I got kicked out for being too loud and having chalk,” Lodin says.
So he joined CrossFit East County in El Cajon, Calif., making the 25-minute drive from San Diego. Shortly thereafter, CrossFit Pacific Beach opened across from his neighborhood grocery… Continue Reading
In Roseburg, Ore., parents clamored for a summer program that would entertain their children.
Troy Willis, owner of Cowboy CrossFit, was happy to oblige.
Willis “decided to put on a little kids camp and see how many kids we could get into the community of CrossFit,” he explains.
The fitness camp doesn’t just focus on CrossFit movements but also nutrition, community and academics, Willis says.
Another objective is simply to make… Continue Reading
A world record holder in powerlifting, A.J. Roberts started CrossFit to lose weight and get healthy. Now he has a bigger goal in mind: he wants to compete at the CrossFit Games. Hilary Achauer reports.
There’s a joke at Westside Barbell, the world-renowned powerlifting gym in Columbus, Ohio, about the curse of the Westside Barbell tattoo. The theory goes that once someone gets the Westside Barbell logo inked in their skin… Continue Reading
So maybe she’s not the best coach in the entire world, Azadeh Boroumand jokingly admits. With three Regional competitions under her belt and an 18th-place finish at this year’s Reebok CrossFit Games, the 27-year-old recently attended the Coach’s Prep Course at NorCal CrossFit in Santa Clara, Calif., to improve her skills as a coach.
“I think sometimes as high-level athletes or somebody who’s been coaching for a long time, you… Continue Reading
Olympic-weightlifting coach Mike Burgener says the three snatch positions are the high hang, mid-thigh and floor.
While the weight is somewhat balanced in the foot in the start position, the weight moves back toward the heels very quickly after the bar breaks the ground.
“The knees start everything, and the weight, in my opinion, should be 55 (percent), 45 (percent) and then shifted back immediately once the bar is lifted,” he explains. “By shifting… Continue Reading
Chef Nick Massie shows you how to whip up Alaskan king crab, lobster tail, scallops, shrimp and cod for a seafood bouillabaisse.
“It’s a French seafood stew with tomato broth,” he explains. “This is the kind of food that I get excited about.”
Also among the ingredients: white wine, clam juice, diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, celery, leeks, garlic and roasted garlic oil. Massie creates the broth in… Continue Reading
It’s a good idea to know how to clean up a blood spill in the box.
CrossFitters know the sting of an occasional hand tear or bloody shin from a poorly pulled snatch or mistimed box jump, and sometimes minor cuts and scrapes from outside the gym open up during a workout.
Spills should be cleaned up immediately, and by planning ahead, educating trainers, and having the right equipment and supplies ready, clean-up will… Continue Reading