October 2013

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CrossFit Radio Episode 301

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

October 24, 2013

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On Episode 301 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two-time CrossFit Games athlete Talayna Fortunato. This episode was webcast on Oct. 23, 2013.

2:26 Talayna Fortunato and the rest of Team USA will compete against Team World in the 2013 CrossFit Invitational on Oct. 26 in Berlin, Germany. The Games veteran spoke about the upcoming competition and how she received her invitation from Dave Castro. She believes competitions… Continue Reading

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David Durante: Planche Progressions

By David Durante and Dan Bailey

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“Planche is not something that you would expect to be able to just jump in right away and do in Day 1,” says David Durante, an alternate on the 2008 USA Gymnastics Olympic team and a member of the CrossFit Gymnastics Seminar Staff. “Most gymnasts (take) years to be able to develop that kind of a strength, and the development to be able to do that kind of a skill is pretty high level.”

That said, the planche can be developed with progressions… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Gymnastics/Tumbling

October 23, 2013

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You might be forgiven for not recognizing his name.

Steve Hug was 16 years of age in 1968, when, in Mexico City, he became the youngest U.S. male Olympian in history. He competed again in the ’72 Olympics in Munich.

Stanford University, his alma mater, describes Hug in its Hall of Fame as the ”winningest” Stanford gymnast ever.

Hug was definitely a prodigy. Larry Banner, of the U.S. Gymnastics Hall of Fame, wrote that he saw Hug perform when… Continue Reading

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In LEO/Mil, Rest Day/Theory

October 22, 2013

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Canadian Karl Thorson currently resides in a California penitentiary. Emily Beers explains how he got there.

The story of the convict has been told many times before.

Usually it’s recounted after the fact, once the former prisoner has proven to the world that he’s abandoned his old shady life and reformed himself.

This isn’t quite that story. This is the story of a man who is still in prison… Continue Reading

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Go South, Episode 6: A Worthy Risk

By Pat Sherwood and Ian Wittenber

In CrossFit, HD Videos

October 21, 2013

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On Friday the 13th, CrossFit Media’s Pat Sherwood and Ian Wittenber were headed from Guatemala City, Guatemala, to El Salvador.

The border, though, wasn’t what they had anticipated.

“It looked disgusting. It looked bad. It looked worse than any other border that we had (been to),” Sherwood says. “I mean, it just, it looked about as appealing as Satan’s asshole.”

To make matters worse, immigration and customs officials in El Salvador didn’t like the… Continue Reading

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Son of Anarchy?

By Pat Sherwood

In CrossFit, Rest Day/Theory

October 21, 2013

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Motorcycle nomad Pat Sherwood says he understands the lure of gangs—and he’s proud to be a member of the CrossFit crew.

I understand why people join gangs. In my mind, your gang is simply the crew you share common interests with. It could be as tame as your neighborhood book club or as extreme as the local chapter of the Hells Angels.

Before anyone loses his or her shit because I’ve implied that I understand why someone… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Gymnastics/Tumbling, HD Videos

October 20, 2013

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Using wooden plyometrics boxes, bumper plates and dumbbells, Sean Lind of CrossFit Gymnastics shows a progression for developing an L-sit press to handstand.

At the CrossFit Experience at this year’s CrossFit Games, he takes a spectator to a pike handstand with feet supported on the box and then back down again. Then he takes her to makeshift parallettes, which are dumbbells atop two bumper plates.

“When you get stronger, we’re… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 300

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

October 19, 2013

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On Episode 300 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Thomas Cox, a CrossFit Mayhem coach who is also a member of its affiliate team. This episode was webcast on October 16, 2013.

2:45 Thomas Cox doesn’t win many workouts at CrossFit Mayhem, where he regularly trains with three-time CrossFit Games champ Rich Froning. Cox talked about competing in the Affiliate Cup at last year’s Games before detailing Project Mayhem and how… Continue Reading

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