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January 27, 2013

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For Matt Giordano, head coach at CrossFit Newtown in Pennsylvania, CrossFit was just the beginning.

“(It’s) what led me to go on and pursue more education in Olympic weightlifting,” explains Giordano. “I truly believe that Olympic weightlifting is so important to athletics and so important to just everyday life—being able to move loads pretty quickly.”

An adjunct professor at Montgomery County Community College, he teaches a course called Conditioning, Weight Control and Strength Training.

“In that class, we basically teach CrossFit,” adds Giordano, who has both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in exercise science. “We teach the nine foundational movements. We talk about the 10 physical components of physical fitness.”

CrossFit, Giordano says, bridges the gap between people’s goals and their training.

“In life and in any athletics, an individual probably should have the ability to squat, deadlift, press something, pull their body weight up,” he says. “Once they become good at it, they become more functional. They’re able to take that stuff that they learned out of the foundation of CrossFit and transfer it onto the athletic field or transfer it into real life.”

Video by Mike Donofrio.

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Additional reading: What Is Fitness? by Greg Glassman, published Oct. 1, 2002.

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I liked your viewpoint of how a casual converstaion with someone is a great way to teach and to just communicate.... Often times people, who are in the know, tend to step up on the soap box a bit and give speaches, rather than just communicating... the goal is to get the message across, and not all messages are for everyone.
I agree 100% with stopping bad movement patterns before they become engrained... a lot harder to retrain a bad habbit than to teach it correctly the first time.
Good luck with your training, teaching and your box.

Keep up the good work.

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