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The Glute-Ham Developer

By Josh Everett

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“Why do we use this if the best way to train your core and develop midline stabilization is through the nine foundational movements and other functional movements such as Olympic lifts? Then why this machine?” Josh Everett asks at a Level 1 Seminar. In this video, he answers why and how we train using the glute-ham developer (GHD).

Everett says some of the reasons we use the GHD include creating kinesthetic awareness and body control and introducing… Continue Reading

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In Basics, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries, Reference

October 23, 2011

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Join Kelly Starrett, owner of San Francisco CrossFit and creator of MobilityWOD, as he teaches coaches and their athletes how to diagnose dysfunction.

In Part 3, Starrett shares positioning strategy. An organized set-up for good start position leads to a good finish position, and you don’t have to focus on what happens in between, he says.

“Once you’ve lost position or surrendered that position of dominance or that organization, you… Continue Reading

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In Basics, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries, Reference

October 13, 2011

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Join Kelly Starrett, owner of San Francisco CrossFit and creator of MobilityWOD, as he teaches coaches and their athletes how to diagnose dysfunction.

In Part 2, Starrett provides the four ways he diagnoses dysfunction. The first is “pathological” and needs medical intervention. The second is “catastrophic injury.” Luckily, only 1 percent of his patients come in with that level of dysfunction.

The next categories make up the majority of his cases. The third category is… Continue Reading

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In Basics, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries, Reference

October 03, 2011

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Join Kelly Starrett, owner of San Francisco CrossFit and creator of MobilityWOD, as he teaches coaches and their athletes how to diagnose dysfunction.

In Part 1, Starrett discusses paying attention to detail to create a better CrossFit athlete.

“Intensity is a harsh mistress,” he says.

According to Starrett, on our road to achieve general preparedness through CrossFit, our bodies take a beating. Through a survey of participants at his seminar, he shows how many… Continue Reading

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In Basics, CrossFit, Videos

October 02, 2011

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At the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games, CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman sat down with Fast Company Magazine to talk about CrossFit.

In this segment, Coach discusses the success of group classes and the community aspect of CrossFit. He says the camaraderie of the group class was the major aspect that made the difference in the quality of CrossFit training.

Glassman quotes Special Forces Capt. Michael Perry, who defined the formula for CrossFit camaraderie as “agony… Continue Reading

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In Basics, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Videos

September 20, 2011

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At the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games, CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman sat down with Fast Company Magazine to define CrossFit.

He first defines CrossFit as “constantly varied, high-intensity functional movement.”

Says Glassman: “One of the things that we’ve done that I think is critical to our success and perhaps unique to our effort even is that we’ve been very, very clear about, from the outset, defining terms.”

Glassman expands his explanation by defining functional movements through scientific… Continue Reading

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In this two-part video, CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman explains the purpose of his program. Fitness throughout life is health, and the CrossFit community is leading the way toward transforming the world’s view of health and people’s ability to achieve it.

“CrossFit is constantly varied, high-intensity functional movement,” says Glassman. At Reebok CrossFit One, Glassman defines CrossFit and fitness and discusses the direction CrossFit is headed.

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Mike G. Learns to Squat

By Michael Giardina

In Basics, Coaching, Exercises, Videos

January 17, 2011

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“Who knows that they’re not the prettiest mover on the face of the Earth?” Pat Sherwood asks. Amongst the trainers ready to refine their movement is Michael Giardina of CrossFit Atlanta, who’s ready to attack a weakness: the air squat.

The coaches improve Giardina’s movement using two different but complementary approaches.

Nicole Christensen of CrossFit Roots is the first up to bat. She identifies a loss of lumber curve and a bounce or “booty pop” out of the… Continue Reading

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