September 2014

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September 30, 2014

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

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

The articles included here are:

“Playing With Intervals” - Martin
“Desert Ninjas” - Cooper
“Fitness Through Sports?” - Cooper
“Make Your Own Luck” - Achauer
“Virtuosity: A Call for Submissions” - Warkentin
“Injury and Opportunity” - Starr
“Attention to Retention” - Beers
“The Optimal Shoulder” - Long and Casto
“CrossFit Kids Classics: Rock-Paper-Scissors Tag” - Patenaude

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In Kids

September 29, 2014

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Alison Patenaude presents a CrossFit Kids game based on an old favorite.

Rock beats scissors.

Scissors beat paper.

Paper beats rock.

Kids beat obesity.

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CrossFit Radio Episode 348

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

September 27, 2014

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On Episode 348 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Nikki McGowan and Carl Paoli. This episode was webcast on Sept. 24, 2014.

3:09 Nikki McGowan started CrossFit by trading yoga instruction for her membership fee. Since that time, she’s been teaching yoga to athletes at four affiliates in the South Florida area. She described the benefits of the ancient discipline and how she believes yoga can help CrossFit athletes. McGowan also explained how… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos

September 26, 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 5, Berger visits the Dead Sea, one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. The salinity creates a harsh environment in which… Continue Reading

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The Optimal Shoulder

By Zachary Long and Brian Casto

In ExPhysiology, Exercises

September 24, 2014

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Strong shoulders are the key to performance overhead, and four simple movements can help you improve mobility and stability.

A look back at the workouts from CrossFit.com for the 2013 year reveals that over 80 percent of them involved at least one exercise that had a transfer of force through the shoulder girdle.

Therefore, proper function of the shoulder is critical for both optimal performance and injury prevention. An… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

September 22, 2014

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Wilna Appel is the owner of CrossFit Power Beyond Measure (PBM) in Pretoria, South Africa.

Appel and her brother, Gerhard van der Merwe, are former professional athletes and now full-time trainers.

“We both love … new stuff, and CrossFit was the thing for, I think, both of us … . There’s always new things to learn,” Appel says.

For the brother-sister duo, the focus is community and personal relationships.

“It’s not about the numbers… Continue Reading

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Attention to Retention

By Emily Beers

In Affiliation

September 21, 2014

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Affiliate owners share their strategies for keeping members happy and coming back for more.

In The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman suggests people express and experience love in different ways, meaning individuals give, receive and perceive love differently. And according to Chapman, one of the keys for a healthy relationship is for individuals to get to know how their partner experiences love.

“People will quit a workout program, but they won’t quit on… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 347

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

September 20, 2014

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On Episode 347 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Nicole Carroll, CrossFit Director of Certification and Training. This episode was webcast on Sept. 17, 2014.

2:37 In summer, CrossFit announced new levels of education and training designed to help trainers continue their development. Carroll defined each of the four levels and explained its benefits.

The Level 1 Certificate Course has always provided the foundation for CrossFit training… Continue Reading

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