August 2014

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August 31, 2014

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

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

The articles included here are:

Torpedo School 3: Start Me Up - Palmer
On the Shoulders of Giants - Warkentin
Emotions in Motion - Beers
Functional Fighting - Achauer
Streets to Scholarship - Cecil
Amazing Grace - Cecil
Beyond $20 an Hour - Beers
Mud in Your Eye - Cooper
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CrossFit Radio Episode 344

By Justin Judkins

In Audio, Radio

August 30, 2014

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On Episode 344 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit 817 owner Rob Davis and Games veteran Jason Khalipa. This episode was webcast on Aug. 27, 2014.

2:42 Rob Davis, a longtime affiliate owner, shared his thoughts on programming and how he determines if it’s effective. Davis detailed the way he tracks results and the benefits of discussing those results with his athletes, and he explained how programming affects… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos

August 29, 2014

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In 2014, CrossFit hosted its first Level 1 Seminar in Israel. Seminar Staff member Russell Berger took the opportunity to spend an extra week traveling the country, visiting its affiliates and experiencing the culture. In this six-part series, explore the Holy Land with Berger and the local community.

In Part 2, Berger is getting ready to see the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Western Wall—also called the Wailing… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Exercises

August 28, 2014

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Want to get better at strict pull-ups? Bill Starr says the secret is simple programming and a lot of dedication.

In the CrossFit Journal article “The Arms Race and Olympic Lifting,” I stated I didn’t think Olympic lifters should do specific work on their biceps. I noted that these athletes get plenty of work for their biceps through all the heavy pulling they do regularly: power cleans, power snatches, full cleans and… Continue Reading

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Mud in Your Eye

By Chris Cooper

In CrossFit Endurance, Running

August 26, 2014

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Mud runs, obstacle-course races and novelty endurance events are growing in popularity, and some CrossFit gyms now cater to participants.

Obstacle-course racing gets under your skin. And in your mouth.

This year, hundreds of thousands of racers will shiver and shamble their way through icy mud, receive mild electric shocks and perhaps even risk infections borne by feces. Some will be swathed in capes, and others will wear Viking… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

August 25, 2014

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Imtiaz Desai is the owner of CrossFit Jozi in Johannesburg, South Africa, but his CrossFit roots started in New Zealand when he was there for graduate school. When he returned to Johannesburg, he decided to open CrossFit Jozi.

“We opened in a small facility,” Desai says. “Within a year and a few months, we completely outgrew the space, had to cap our membership and managed to find this space. Over the last, probably, two years, the growth… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 343

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

August 23, 2014

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On Episode 343 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Tony Blauer, the expert behind the CrossFit Defense courses. This episode was webcast on Aug. 20, 2014.

2:00 Tony Blauer travels around the world teaching self-defense tactics to CrossFit athletes as well as law-enforcement officers and members of the military. The CrossFit Defense program includes both an Athlete’s Course and a Trainer’s Course, and Blauer explained how vital skills and… Continue Reading

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Beyond $20 an Hour

By Emily Beers

In Affiliation

August 21, 2014

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Creative affiliate owners find ways to compensate coaches in hopes of creating true fitness professionals.

Most people open gyms because CrossFit changed their lives and they want to use CrossFit to change the lives of others. CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman often talks about the pursuit of excellence—of virtuosity—as being the foundation of CrossFit.

Providing health is the priority, but achieving some degree of wealth is also important to entrepreneurs. Trainers must buy… Continue Reading

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