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Defining CrossFit

By Greg Glassman

In Basics, CrossFit, Videos

December 27, 2010

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“It’s a quantifiable approach to a finally well-defined notion of what fitness is. That is what CrossFit is,” CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman says in defining the program he created and showing how it differs from every other exercise regimen out there.

The CrossFit definition of fitness comes from three operational models explained in the Level 1 Training Guide: balance in CrossFit’s 10 general physical skills, the hopper model of random physical challenges, and the… Continue Reading

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We Got the Science

By Greg Glassman

In Basics, CrossFit, Videos

November 21, 2010

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In this video, Greg Glassman, founder and CEO of CrossFit, discusses his latest undertaking—and it’s one of epic scale.

Glassman’s intent is to “harvest from the affiliates … the inputs and outputs of their clients so that we can do an aggregate analysis with some very sophisticated mathematics.”

The purpose? To find out what produces the highest quality and quantity of life. Glassman’s team will analyze variables of nutrition, health and exercise to make an assessment about… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Goes to College

By Dr. Andrew Hatchett

In Basics, Rest Day/Theory

February 08, 2010

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Dr. Andrew Hatchett is asked to teach a weight-training course at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He introduces his students to CrossFit in hopes of producing and new and better breed of fitness professional.

As a faculty member and loyal CrossFitter who teaches in the field of kinesiology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, I was recently presented with an exciting opportunity: adding CrossFit to the… Continue Reading

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In Basics, CrossFit, Reference, Videos

January 28, 2010

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The best teachers can simplify the most complex concepts, and Coach Greg Glassman always did so by including a session at the whiteboard before workouts at the original CrossFit gym in Santa Cruz.

Back in front of the board, Coach Glassman and Tony Budding discuss the basic concepts that hold up CrossFit’s definition of core strength. A line—the midline—can be drawn through the integration of the pelvis and the spine, and this line is profoundly important to… Continue Reading

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In Basics, Radio, Special Populations

September 24, 2009

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Josh Wagner, co-owner of CrossFit Apex and HQ Trainer Adrian Bozman both appeared on episode 86 of CrossFit Radio, webcast live at 6:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, September 23, 2009.

2:40 Josh Wagner, who owns CrossFit Apex with his wife Tanya, is a high school P.E. teacher in Pennsylvania. Josh and Justin spoke about the epidemic of obesity that our nation's youth are up against. Josh talked about… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Basics, Radio

April 28, 2009

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CrossFit Radio episode 61 featured three guests from a diverse section of CrossFit. Dale Saran (pictured at the 2007 CrossFit Games) is one of CrossFit’s attorneys that is helping with the RRG. He covered some of the finer points of the Risk Retention Group. He explained why so much money needs to be raised and where that money is going.

Tyler Weir has created an iPhone application where you can record… Continue Reading

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In Basics, Radio

April 23, 2009

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Robert Bernet applied for the Editor-in-Chief job at the CrossFit Journal. In trying to think of a way to make him stand out above the crowd he came up with the idea of doing a blog dedicated to getting Lauren Glassman’s attention. It is www.heylaurenyoushouldhirerob.blogspot.com. Robert talked about his ideas for the blog and how he keeps it creative and humorous. He explained how he got… Continue Reading

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In Basics, CrossFit, Exercises

March 21, 2009

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New to CrossFit and not sure where to begin? If so, then welcome. This series will address the primary concerns and focal points for a starting CrossFit athlete, orienting your use of resources throughout the entire CrossFit.com universe.

In this second part of A CrossFit Startup Guide, Todd Widman builds on Part 1 to focus your entry into CrossFit workouts and fitness in general. Gone are the promises of easy and… Continue Reading

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