December 2012

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December 31, 2012

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The individual PDF articles published in December 2012 are collected here in a single download.

The video and audio articles are not contained in the PDF.

The articles included here are:

CrossFit: Forging Elite Relationships - McEvoy
Knock Stuff Over - Martin
Athena—and Friends - Brian
A Biomechanical Analysis of Rowing - Martin/St. Andrews
High on CrossFit - Arashiro
Fruit Cane Treat - Brown/Dazet
Breaking the Cycle: A Year Later - Achauer
Addiction, Recovery and CrossFit - Cecil
CrossFitting Through Pregnancy - Cochran
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December 31, 2012

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If you understand the cycle of behavior, you are going to change how you approach workouts, people, conflict and confrontation, says Tony Blauer of Blauer Tactical Systems.

“The first place that you are hit in a real confrontation is your emotional system,” he says in Part 1. “Everybody says, ‘I had a bad feeling, right?”

You must identify fear and then learn how to push through it, Blauer adds.

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In HD Videos

December 29, 2012

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Gary Roberts is back—the other Gary Roberts.

In this episode of Killing the Fat Man—called “This Is Your Future”—we catch up with Gary, the father of original “fat man” who’s now behind the camera.

Roberts the elder just turned 68 and has had triple-bypass surgery, aortic valve replacement and pacemaker implantation. Since his son got him started on CrossFit six weeks earlier, he’s been training with Anthony Edgerton at CrossFit Stumptown in Portland, Ore.

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In Goal Setting, HD Videos

December 28, 2012

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“The greatest adaptation to CrossFit takes place right here: in our mind,” Greg Amundson says, paraphrasing CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman.

The physical aspects of CrossFit are obvious: you have to learn how to squat, press and deadlift. But there’s far more to CrossFit than barbells and box jumps. The mental aspect of high-intensity fitness is incredibly important, and weakness in the brain and heart of an athlete will cause… Continue Reading

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Losing—and Learning

By Jeremy Striffler

In The CrossFit Life

December 28, 2012

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Jeremy Striffler explores turning a loss into a win.

I recently heard a bit of wisdom that has the possibility to change my outlook on my CrossFit experience: there is great value in losing. It was an Oprah-defined ah-ha moment that happened on a random Tuesday afternoon in September in a conference room.

I was attending an internal company presentation on winning multi-market accounts. One of the senior executives was… Continue Reading

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Meet Denise Thomas

By Denise Thomas

In Coaching, HD Videos, Level 1 Seminar Staff

December 27, 2012

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About four years ago, Denise Thomas was working out at a sports performance center in New York. There, she did sprint mechanics and what she thought was Olympic weightlifting.

“This guy would always come in the gym and he was like this big dude … and I was just like, ‘What’s his deal?’” Thomas recounts. “And one day he comes in and … his hands are bandaged up and he’s doing pull-ups. And I’m like, ‘What the hell is he doing?’”

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CrossFit Radio Episode 256

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Coaching, Radio

December 26, 2012

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On Episode 256 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Roots owner and Level 1 Seminar Staff member Nicole Christensen. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.

The Words of Wisdom are from Lisbeth Darsh, who offers some simple but effective diet suggestions for use during the food orgies of the holiday season: Holiday Advice You Didn’t Ask For.

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In Coaching, Sports Applications

December 26, 2012

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Can you get stronger during your sport’s season? Bill Starr says yes and tells you how to do it.

Strength training currently plays a critical role at every level of athletics, from junior high schools to the professional ranks. Yet, some of us who have been associated with strength training for some time recall all too vividly that this was not always the case.

As recently as the late ’60s, some coaches… Continue Reading

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