April 2016

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Eye for an Aye

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Coaching

April 18, 2016

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Zach Forrest, others share strategies for identifying suboptimal movement and helping athletes make positive changes.

When seeing and correcting athletes’ movements, the most important thing to remember is to encourage, coaches said.

“We want to give them something to work towards—not something that they’re doing wrong. That helps us keep it positive. Because correcting by its very nature is critical. You’re telling someone they’re… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Games, HD Videos

April 17, 2016

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Executive Producer Sevan Matossian once again gives us unprecedented access to the fittest athletes on the planet, catching CrossFit Games competitors in intimate moments and vulnerable positions.

In Part 2 of five, Matossian shadows competitors before and after Event 3—Murph—and asks prying questions about everything from nutrition and training to self-doubt and hair care.

Jonne Koski, who holds first place after two events, talks about his father’s pressuring him… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Games, HD Videos

April 15, 2016

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Executive Producer Sevan Matossian once again gives us unprecedented access to the fittest athletes on the planet, catching CrossFit Games competitors in intimate moments and vulnerable positions.

In Part 1 of five, Matossian gets up close and sometimes uncomfortably personal as he interviews athletes before and after the Pier Paddle and Sandbag 2015 events.

Matossian—also Director of CrossFit Media—chats with 2014 second-place finisher Mat Fraser about the pressure… Continue Reading

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Weight a Second: Finish!

By Mike Warkentin

In Olympic Lifts

April 13, 2016

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Mike Burgener offers quick tips to correct errors in the snatch and clean and jerk.

Just as it’s possible to correct weightlifting errors, it’s possible to cause errors when cues go awry.

Take, for example, the oft-used cue “finish!” What the coach is looking for is a natural position created by perfect balance and unbridled aggression. In a snatch or clean, a profile shot of the finish will show a lifter at full… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit

April 12, 2016

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Colleen Baz presents CrossFit’s DeCO’s program for the Girls Athletic Leadership School.

In 2014, CrossFit DeCO began its relationship with the Girls Athletic Leadership School. GALS is a unique school with its curriculum rooted in the importance of movement and the mind-body connection. Four days a week we are teaching this group of teenage girls how to move well and how to feel confident. What we couldn’t have imagined was how CrossFit would… Continue Reading

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Gary Taubes: Prosecuting Sugar

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Nutrition

April 10, 2016

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The award-winning author sat down with Andréa Maria Cecil to talk about his career, his upcoming book and the task of correcting nutrition science.

It took six years and countless reclusive hours for investigative science journalist and best-selling author Gary Taubes to finish his latest book: “The Case Against Sugar.”

He calls it “a prosecutor’s argument.” The work opens by examining whether sugar should be perceived as a food or a drug… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Legal, Medical/Injuries

April 08, 2016

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CrossFit RRG helps John McPherson and P3 CrossFit set precedent by fighting off rhabdomyolysis lawsuit.

In September 2011, Adam Gottlieb walked into P3 CrossFit, John McPherson’s affiliate in Houston, Texas. Under the supervision of one of P3’s trainers, Gottlieb performed a free introductory workout that consisted of a 500-m row, 40 air squats, 30 sit-ups, 20 push-ups and 10 pull-ups. Gottlieb became nauseated during the… Continue Reading

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Follow CrossFit athlete Steve Kois as he competes in the 2015 World Long Drive Championship, in which heavy hitters ditch the putters and irons to send balls over 400 yards downfield with the driver.

Kois, who trains at Ionic CrossFit in Bonita Springs, Florida, discovered CrossFit in 2013 when he watched his dad’s recording of the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games.

“After I saw how CrossFit combines so many different disciplines to the goal of… Continue Reading

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