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In Audio, ExPhysiology, Videos

March 10, 2009

Video Article

Midline stabilization is essential for effective functional movement. Kelly Starrett, of San Francisco CrossFit, explains the essential anatomy and physiology of it in this excerpt from his one day seminar at CrossFit Santa Cruz on November 9, 2008.

The midline is the entire spine, and its stability is dependent not just on the core, but also on all the prime movers of the body, including the hip, glutes, and hamstrings. Excessive… Continue Reading

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In Audio, Nutrition, Videos

March 09, 2009

Video Article

Pat Sherwood is one of CrossFit HQ’s top trainers. He is on the road most weekends at the various CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 certification seminars. He is also a great athlete who is cranking out some very impressive WOD performances. Proper nutrition is essential for optimizing performance. But how can that happen with so much time on the road?

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Muscle Action Part 2

By Mark Rippetoe

In Audio, ExPhysiology, Videos

March 07, 2009

Video Article

Coach Mark Rippetoe introduces the basics of muscle action.

Understanding how a muscle works is essential to understanding how to strengthen it. This footage is taken from his Basic Barbell Certification seminar at CrossFit Brand X in Ramona, CA on February 14, 2009.

This video applies the basic concepts introduced in Part 1 to the actions in the back squat. The trunk muscles are in isometric contraction. The descent under load is… Continue Reading

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In Audio, LEO/Mil

March 06, 2009

Audio Article

CrossFit Live was Dave Young’s version of CrossFit Radio from 2005 and 2006. This is the ninth episode from December 11th, 2005 with Eugene Allen from CrossFit Pierce County.

Eugene Allen (pictured under John Hackleman) talks about his background. After getting humbled physically, he decided he needed a fitness program that would make him a better all around athlete and human, which of course he found in CrossFit.

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Planning Ahead for Your Diet

By Chastity Slone

In Audio, Nutrition, Videos

March 05, 2009

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Josh Bunch from Practice CrossFit saw Pat Sherwood’s Zone Chronicles episode from TGIFs, and disagreed with that meal being called anything but a cheat meal.

Josh is a competitive bodybuilder, as is one of his clients, Chastity Slone. Actually, Chastity is a pro Figure competitor. Their claim (it’s Josh’s voice behind the camera) is that there is no need to abandon your weighed and measured diet when you travel.

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In Audio, Kids, Videos

March 04, 2009

Video Article

Jeff Martin talks about kids participating in the CrossFit Games and in CrossFit in general. Jeff and his wife Mikki run CrossFit Kids.

Kallista Pappas received the most notoriety for her performance in the Finals. Jeff talks about her incredible competitive spirit combined with her lack of fear and commitment to great mechanics. And she wasn’t the only one. There were several teenagers competing against, and beating, adults.

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In Athletes, Audio, CrossFit Games, Videos

March 03, 2009

Video Article

Chuck Carswell is a presenter and head trainer for the traveling HQ seminar team for Level 1 and Level 2 certifications. He’s also an amazing athlete. He played cornerback for the University of Georgia from ’87 - ’91, and was on the development squad for the Miami Dolphins.

Chuck is 39 years old, 5'10", 197lbs. He’s married with two kids. He knows how to Overhead Squat. And as this video discusses, he is gearing up… Continue Reading

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Muscle Action Part 1

By Mark Rippetoe

In Audio, ExPhysiology, Videos

March 02, 2009

Video Article

Coach Mark Rippetoe introduces the basics of muscle action.

Understanding how a muscle works is essential to understanding how to strengthen it. This footage is taken from his Basic Barbell Certification seminar at CrossFit Brand X in Ramona, CA on February 14, 2009.

This video covers the most basic concepts, such as flexion and extension, concentric, eccentric and isometric.

As simple as the concepts may be, a lot of very intelligent people still squat… Continue Reading

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