Pittsburgh Steelers starting fullback Will Johnson almost didn’t make the NFL.
The West Virginia University graduate missed a post-college shot at the league because of the 2011 lockout. Determined, he started training with Andy Hendel at CrossFit Charlotte in North Carolina after moving to the state with his fiancee.
November 27, 2012
USA Weightlifting has seen increases in its number of athletes and coaches over the past four years. Longtime USAW athletes and coaches say the reason is CrossFit. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.
In four years, the number of USA Weightlifting athletes has grown 30 percent. Meanwhile, the number of USAW coaches has catapulted by 139 percent in the same time period.
“There’s a situation for weightlifting now that has never existed in the 20 years that I’ve been in the… Continue Reading
Part 4 was originally published as a resource during the CrossFit Games season and is presented here in sequence with the other parts of the series.
“You should be able to tell somebody (what you’re eating), rather than showing up to the Home Depot Center (without) a clue and you’re… Continue Reading
At the CrossFit Endurance Trainer Course, Doug Katona talks about coaching tools for running. In this video, he highlights drills for falling.
The first is a partner-lean drill where one person quite literally falls into the hands of another and then runs in place.
“As the coach, I’m gonna go, ‘Is he pulling underneath? Are his heels kissing? Is his head up? Shoulders up?’ And as soon as he did that, I should not feel… Continue Reading
For two years, Aussie Doug Armstrong has been a CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff member. It’s a gig he describes as being “an absolute privilege” and “beyond an honor.”
Armstrong owns CrossFit Rocks in Brisbane, Australia.
Being a good trainer, he says, requires someone who is not absorbed by his or her own goals or achievements and who is willing to share experiences.
“Really, being a good trainer is about healing people,” Armstrong explains. “It’s about… Continue Reading
For Team U.S.A., defeating Team Europe at last month’s CrossFit Invitational wasn’t the only challenge. While in Malibu, Calif., team members were subject to metabolic analysis by Pepperdine University. Athletes wore masks covering their noses and mouths, as well as gadgets to track various markers.
In this video, Julie Foucher, who finished second at this year’s CrossFit Games, does Fran inside one of the school’s lecture halls.
“Studying exercise can… Continue Reading
November 23, 2012
Chris Cavallerano looks at how the benefits of the box extend to the rest of your life.
According to CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman, the psychology and emotional benefits of CrossFit are “hard to measure and difficult if not impossible to prove.”
That’s certainly true, but the field of psychology suggests several reasons why the things that happen during a CrossFit workout have such an effect on life outside the gym.
People join CrossFit for fitness and… Continue Reading
Matt Chan explains how to create a baseline Zone Diet plan for competitive athletes and how to intelligently deviate from it in this video shot at a CrossFit Competitor’s Course at CrossFit Park City.
Only 10 percent of CrossFit Games athletes say they weigh and measure their food, Chan notes in Part 1.
“Now you may say, ‘Oh, I guess that’s not important.’ But in my opinion what that says to me is that 90… Continue Reading