April 2013

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April 30, 2013

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The individual PDF articles published in April 2013 are collected here in a single download.

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

The articles included here are:

Older, Wiser, Fitter - Cej
Lego-Mania - Martin
Dieter’s Room - Beers
Five Essential O-Lift Drills - Takano
Suffer the Children - Cooper
What’s in a Name - Saran
Welcome to the Fold - Beers

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In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

April 30, 2013

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At CrossFit Delaware Valley in Broomall, Pa., owner Rob Miller believes in a creative warm-up.

Bear-crawl musical chairs, for example, is among his choices.

“Now when I stop the music, you have to put your butt on top of one of these med-balls and claim it as your own,” he explains to the class.

The first person who cannot get his or her butt to an open ball does 16 burpees, the next does 14 burpees, then… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

April 28, 2013

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As they ride to the gym before the announcement of Workout 13.4, Chris Spealler tells Director of the Games Dave Castro, Rory Mckernan and Graham Holmberg that he got no-repped on his fourth rep in 13.3, which began with 150 wall-ball shots.

Spealler can’t figure out how the ball hovered just off the wall for a no-rep but still seemed to bounce back to him. It’s a physics problem a host of athletes are pondering in the post-Open period.

Castro says … Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 273

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit Games, Radio

April 27, 2013

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On Episode 273 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Jessa Lemoine, who placed 20th at the CrossFit Games in 2012, as well as HQ Seminar Staff member Cherie Chan. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

2:03 Jessa Lemoine is the head trainer at CrossFit Back Bay. The box is only three blocks away from where the bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, and Lemoine gave an… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Rowing, Sports Applications

April 26, 2013

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Krista Guloien is an Olympic rower who brought home a silver medal for Canada last year. She’s also now a CrossFit athlete.

“Working with and for other people was the key to me doing as much as I did or going as hard as I did,” says the rower who competed in the women’s eights in London.

She adds, “(That) extra something ... was about not letting my teammates down.”

Guloien says working with and against others in… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

April 25, 2013

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Kids and Kale? Believe it, says Lanette Doran, who gets her three young helpers to assist her as she prepares this simple dish.

First the kale leaves are stripped from the stems before they are rolled into balls to make chopping easy. The chopped kale is then steamed while cashews are put in a blender with some onion powder. The kale is cooked until it’s bright green, and then it’s mixed with… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

April 24, 2013

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Countless hours went into producing the unveiling events for each of the five workouts of the CrossFit Games Open. In Part 1 of this series, take a look at everything that happened before Director of the Games Dave Castro finally broke the suspense and released the events during the live broadcasts.

Included are tidbits like the old-fashioned barber-shop shave before 13.2 with Castro, Games Head Judge Adrian Bozman and CrossFit… Continue Reading

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Welcome to the Fold

By Emily Beers

In Affiliation, Coaching

April 23, 2013

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Affiliates have many options for integrating new members. Emily Beers talks to five gym owners who explain what they do and why.

CrossFit affiliate owners are free to run their businesses any way they like as they pursue excellence and bring fitness to their clients.

They can make their own decisions as to how they integrate new clients into the gym, whether they’re going to offer specialty programs, how they’ll develop and compensate coaches… Continue Reading

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