May 2013

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May 31, 2013

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

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

The articles included here are:

Coaching the Low Catch - Takano
Powerball - Strametz and Martin
Want to Be Good at Oly? - Vaughn
ACSM “CrossFit Study” Fraud? - Berger
CrossFit Kids as a Physical-Education Curriculum: A Pedagogical Perspective - Eich
Don’t Neglect Your Neck - Starr
Weak Behavior: One-Upping - Warkentin

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In CrossFit, HD Videos

May 30, 2013

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The butterflies represent medicines, the stars are surgeries, the hearts are blood transfusions and the red ones are blood draws. They’re “hero beads,” all strung together in a long rope to represent Kate Foster’s journey.

“Since it’s every single little thing, you can show them rather than telling them and hoping they’ll understand,” says the 13-year-old, who at age 12 was diagnosed with leukemia that forced the amputation of her left leg… Continue Reading

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Happiness and Intellectual Pursuits

By Elisabeth Akinwale

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

May 29, 2013

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At 24, Elisabeth Akinwale had defined ideas about what it would take to achieve happiness in her career. The answer was grad school.

At the time, she was a group fitness instructor—a job she thought wasn’t “intellectual enough” to be valuable.

But there was a problem. Once she graduated, she found herself working nine-hour days.

“I felt like I followed ‘the rules’ and I was just incredibly unhappy with the outcome,” adds Akinwale… Continue Reading

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Weak Behavior: One-Upping

By Mike Warkentin

In CrossFit

May 28, 2013

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Mike Warkentin advises you to find your own limit in your next workout.

Ever watch an auction and want to choke the guy who continually adds a buck to the top bid?

You know the guy. He’s the same one who ruins office pools with the ultra-clever “and one dollar” bracketing strategy learned from contestants on The Price Is Right.

He’s also the guy who ruins any poker game without a minimum raise by forcing… Continue Reading

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Bill Starr recommends a host of exercises to build a strong upper back and neck.

For those athletes who participate in contact sports, such as hockey, lacrosse, football and soccer, having a strong neck is an absolute must. It can mean the difference between getting a stinger in the neck after a head-on-head collision or being carried off the field and into the emergency room.

The sad… Continue Reading

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At 5 years old, Janet Ying started taking violin lessons. It wasn’t particularly remarkable.

“It was one thing among many that I did growing up—going to school, taking swimming lessons, things like that,” she explains.

Today, her Ying Quartet, which includes two of her brothers, is in its second decade of performing. The ensemble, which in 2006 won a Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album, is in residence at the Eastman School of Music in… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 277

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit Games, Radio

May 25, 2013

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On Episode 277 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit HQ Level 1 Seminar Staff members Rob Miller and Austin Malleolo. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

3:40 Rob Miller owns CrossFit Delaware Valley. He described how he makes warm-ups fun and addresses different athletes’ needs during a warm-up or skill session. Miller offered some details on scaling… Continue Reading

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In Kids, Rest Day/Theory

May 24, 2013

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Phil Eich makes a case against traditional physical education, in which sports form the foundation but provide little motivation toward lifelong fitness.

The CrossFit Kids curriculum is effective because it creates a physical learning environment that builds on the idea that all children have differing abilities and need to be challenged at their individual point of development in order for effective learning to take place. This differentiated instruction allows a… Continue Reading

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