May 2013

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In Coaching, HD Videos, Olympic Lifts

May 05, 2013

Video Article

Alongside CrossFit Media’s Carey Peterson, two-time Olympian Chad Vaughn dissects his 315-lb. clean and jerk via slow-motion footage.

“Really the same for the snatch,” he says of his set-up. “I’ve just locked myself in here. I’m looking at the tension in the back, the back-angle maintenance, the shins coming back out of the way.”

With the shins vertical as the bar passes the knees, the clean becomes easier, says… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Kids, Nutrition

May 04, 2013

Video Article

“Time to try some new food,” Lanette Doran tells three young children who are surrounding a large bowl of vegetables on a kitchen counter.

She’s taught children for many years how to eat well through healthy cooking. Now, with about five years of CrossFit under her belt, she’s teaching these kids about taste testing with carrots, kale and asparagus, among other items.

“Did you know you have to taste things 10 or 100 times to get… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 274

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit Games, Radio

May 03, 2013

Audio Article

On Episode 274 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Belltown owner and HQ Seminar Staff member Nadia Shatila, as well as HQ Seminar Staff member Miranda Oldroyd. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

2:28 Nadia Shatila and several CrossFit Belltown athletes were fortunate enough to attend a recent lecture by Coach Greg Glassman at the University of Washington, and… Continue Reading

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Helping Orphans in Liberia

By Daryl Roberts

In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

May 02, 2013

Video Article

For Daryl Roberts, CrossFit has been about improved health and relationships, so when he traveled in 2008 to Liberia and saw malnourished orphans sick with malaria and infested with worms, he knew what could help make them better.

“I love CrossFit so much and I saw how it improved my health,” explains Roberts, who trains at CrossFit Adrenaline in Cartersville, Ga. “I wanted our kids to experience that.”

Roberts started Orphan Aid Liberia… Continue Reading

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Coaching the Low Catch

By Bob Takano

In Olympic Lifts

May 01, 2013

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Pull it higher or pull yourself under? Bob Takano explains how to get under heavy bars fast.

There are two components involved in getting a bar overhead or up to the shoulders from the ground.

The most commonly conceptualized component is to lift the weight up to the required height. The second component is to lower the body under the bar. In the sport of weightlifting, both components are combined simultaneously by… Continue Reading

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