March 2014

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March 31, 2014

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The individual PDF articles published in March 2014 are collected here in a single download.

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

The articles included here are:

Kipping Pull-Ups for KIPP School - Bruner
Crashing the Party - Cecil
Sweat and Sobriety - Achauer
Success and the Bull’s Eye - Friedman
Building Behemoths: Part 1 - Starr
From Mud to Mortar - Frampton
Fit for the Fittest - Achauer
Plank Ball - Martin
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Lessons From the Level 1

By Eric LeMay

In Coaching, CrossFit

March 31, 2014

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Teacher Eric LeMay takes the CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course and reflects on what he learned.

Each morning, over the blurry steam of a second cup of coffee, I open my email, braced against the small fires I’ll find in my inbox. The more emails I have, the more quickly I go hunting for the one from CrossFit, the one with the WOD and daily image.

Sometimes it’s eye candy: a cute kid pushing a… Continue Reading

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Kendra Can

By Mike Koslap

In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

March 30, 2014

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The tool bag contains, chains, straps, pipe, carabiners—all the things that help Kendra Bailey do CrossFit on her terms.

Born without her left arm below the elbow, Bailey, a trainer at CrossFit Rubicon, has been on a journey of experimentation and adaptation as she finds new and better ways to access CrossFit.

“It’s a constant change. It’s constant evolution. Over time we’ve changed a few things about different elements of the tools… Continue Reading

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All Access: Part 1

By Chris Cooper

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Improved prosthetic technology and user-driven innovation are opening new avenues for adaptive athletes who refuse to accept limitations.

On Dec. 22, 2013, vigilant U.S. Transportation Security Administration agents pulled Kendra Bailey out of a screening line.

Bailey’s carryon contained a length of hollow pipe, a short chain, a leather strap and various connectors because she was hoping to do power cleans while visiting a gym on the West Coast. Bailey is… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 323

By Justin Judkins

In CrossFit, Radio

March 29, 2014

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On Episode 323 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Gavin Turner, a CrossFit athlete who is hoping to summit Mt. Everest in May. Also on the show was well-known Games competitor Josh Bridges. This episode was webcast on March 26, 2014.

3:31 Gavin Turner returned to the show to discuss his upcoming expedition to Mt. Everest (listen to Part 1 here). He talked about the brutality of the climb and… Continue Reading

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Ninjas by Nature

By Chris Cooper

In Parkour, Sports Applications

March 28, 2014

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American Ninja Warrior brings sudden fame to previously unknown parkour athletes and freerunners who are only in it for the love of the sport.

The television show American Ninja Warrior has bridged the gap between simple street tricks and sport, promising—and delivering—a measured degree of mainstream fame for popular YouTube antiheroes such as David “Flip” Rodriguez and Drew Drechsler.

Hopeful contestants now train year round, building their… Continue Reading

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Plank Ball

By Mikki Lee Martin

In Kids

March 27, 2014

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This simple activity is based on the classic game of hot potato and works well as a warm-up for young athletes.

All you need is a bit of floor space and an exercise ball to create a fun game of hot potato for your CrossFit Kids. Simply circle the troops, get them into a plank position and have them bat a ball around the circle. The last one to touch it… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

March 25, 2014

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Most live shows offer production crews some predictability, some opportunity to plan minute details. Not a live CrossFit event.

“Every competition is different, and especially in the Open there’s the element of surprise,” says Kutcher Miller, director of live Open announcements.

Miller has been behind the scenes on numerous events, including the X Games.

The live Open announcements, he emphasizes, keep the crew on its toes.

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