February 2015

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February 28, 2015

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The individual PDF articles published in February 2015 are collected here in a single download.

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

The articles included here are:

“Virtuosity 4: Reclamation” - Clift
“Eschewing the Fat” - Cecil
“The End of Tolerance” - Warkentin
“Bridge Over Troubles’ Slaughters” - Saline
“Confronting the Drinking Problem” - Achauer
“3-2-1 ... Snow!” - Achauer
“The Ground and the Fury D.C.” - Cecil
“Personal-Trainer Licensure on Hold—For Now” - Cecil
“Periodization: Period or Question Mark?” - Kilgore
“Know Your Numbers” - Beers
“Water Wise” - Achauer

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CrossFit Radio Episode 370

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

February 28, 2015

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On Episode 370 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit South Bend owner Brandon Wilton. This episode was webcast on Feb. 25, 2015.

2:03 In honor of this year’s edition of the CrossFit Games Open, Judkins played a clip from a presentation by Jason Khalipa. In “Building Your Engine,” the perennial CrossFit Games athlete spoke about changes he’s made to his fitness in order to perform better in competition.

6:43 Brandon… Continue Reading

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Water Wise

By Hilary Achauer

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Top scientists bust hydration myths at the 2015 CrossFit Conference on Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia.

In 1998, Dr. Dale Benjamin Speedy stood in front of Ironman competitors in Auckland, New Zealand, and prepared to make an announcement he knew was going to be unpopular: He told the athletes he was reducing the number of hydration stations throughout the race, which was made up of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride and 26.2-mile run.

“People freaked… Continue Reading

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Know Your Numbers

By Emily Beers

In Coaching

February 23, 2015

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“My Fran time? I know it was under 12 minutes with somewhere between 45 and 95 lb. Does that help?”

It’s next to impossible to find a CrossFit coach who hasn’t encountered this problem: the client who can’t supply a coach with a single number.

He can’t tell the coach how much he can deadlift or squat. He can’t recall his Helen time or any of his 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games Open scores… Continue Reading

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inFlux: Episode 2.2

By Jason Smith and Carey Peterson

In HD Videos, Sports Applications

February 22, 2015

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Celebrate and explore human movement in this multi-episode series featuring dynamic people who use their bodies and minds to meet the challenges of a world in constant motion.

In Part 2 of this episode, we get to know Points North Heli-Adventures owner Kevin Quinn a little better. Born in Alaska, he grew up ski racing and playing hockey, eventually suiting up for pro teams including the Hershey Bears and Indianapolis Ice. When… Continue Reading

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Enter the Dragon Warriors

By Mike Donofrio

In HD Videos, Sports Applications

February 21, 2015

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Diane DeLuca is a member of the Pottstown Dragon Warriors, a dragon-boat racing team out of Pennsylvania. DeLuca, also a member of CrossFit Pottstown, says her CrossFit training—specifically burpees—helps her on the water.

“Burpees translate well to paddling,” she says. “When you’re paddling, you’re very condensed, and then you’re expanding back. … It’s a lot of the same kind of flexion and extension that you see in the burpee.”

She also credits… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 369

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

February 21, 2015

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On Episode 369 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Gil Petruska, owner of Razor’s Edge Fitness in Pensacola, Florida. This episode was webcast on Feb. 18, 2015.

4:21 Gil Petruska affiliated in 2008 after finding CrossFit on deployment in the military. The longtime trainer talked about his programming philosophy and how he gets his clients ready for the CrossFit Games Open. Petruska said it’s important to be… Continue Reading

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In ExPhysiology, Rest Day/Theory

February 20, 2015

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In Part 1 of this series, Lon Kilgore examines the research behind one of the sacred cows of strength and conditioning.

Periodization is king of all exercise-programming methods.

Classical periodization, the English translation of Leonid Matveyev’s Soviet model of programming, is the single best model and should be used in all strength-and-conditioning training for all healthy and athletic populations.

So says the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and anyone who… Continue Reading

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