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In Classic, Sports Applications

February 01, 2008

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"How do I CrossFit regularly and not lose my specific fitness for an endurance event?" This is a question I've been asked probably no fewer than 100 times in the past few months. I believe it boils down, at least in part, to effective use of time trials in your training program. I and the long-distance athletes I train have been successfully implementing training programs that integrate CrossFit and… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Classic

January 01, 2008

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"CrossFit women rock!" This sentiment resonates with both men and women. CrossFit women are redrawing the boundaries of performance and having a blast doing it. In fact, their awe-inspiring performances have been instrumental in conveying CrossFit's efficacy to the free world's military. It wasn't the male fire-breathers that did it. It was the women. As one Naval Special Warfare operator said… Continue Reading

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In Classic, Nutrition

November 01, 2007

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Is it strange that I know exactly how many grams of protein, carbohydrate, and fat I'm eating at every meal and snack?

It was at one time.

Now, even when I'm not actually weighing and measuring my intake, I know how much of each macronutrient I'm putting into my body. It's second nature now. It required only two weeks of strict measuring before I had the clear understanding of exactly what to… Continue Reading

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In Classic, Rest Day/Theory, Videos

November 01, 2007

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Retired engineer, scientist, and frequent CrossFit.com rest-day discussion participant Jeff Glassman talks with Tony Budding about argument, logic, science, and his reasons for engaging in the rest-day discussions.

One of the foundations of the scientific method (and other fields based in logic, such as mathematics and law) is precision in language. This is essential; ambiguity and unclear terms muddy the discussion and make rational process impossible. What motivates… Continue Reading

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Silly Bullshit

By Mark Rippetoe

In Classic, Rest Day/Theory

July 01, 2007

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There is a lot of advice, information, and well-understood knowledge regarding the field in which I practice--strength training and fitness--that is just silly bullshit, writes Mark Rippetoe, co-author of Starting Strength and owner Wichita Falls Athletic Club/CrossFit Wichita Falls.

Often times it’s physicians who are perpetuating this, well, BS. The medical community is famous for equating exercise with running, walking, and cycling, all undertakings that are… Continue Reading

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Understanding CrossFit

By Greg Glassman

In Classic, CrossFit, Reference

April 01, 2007

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The CrossFit program is wholly unique in its aims, prescriptions, methodologies, and implementation, writes Coach Greg Glassman in “Understanding CrossFit.”

We sought to build a program that would best prepare trainees for any physical contingency—prepare them not only for the unknown but for the unknowable as well.

The CrossFit prescription is “constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement.” No aspect of functional movements is more important than their capacity to move large… Continue Reading

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In Classic, Sports Applications

February 01, 2007

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In the past six months or so I’ve noticed more conversations about how having a solid strength and power base really drives top performances on the CrossFit storms (the named benchmark workouts, also known as “the girls”) and some discussion on what is the best balance between strength workouts and circuit-type work, etc. I first came across CrossFit about three years ago and immediately began implementing ideas I… Continue Reading

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Getting off the Crack

By Nicole Carroll

In Classic, Nutrition

October 01, 2005

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Nicole Carroll writes of her struggles with implementing the Zone Diet in, “Getting Off The Crack.” At first Nicole thought she was starving and wouldn’t survive. But she went on to thrive on the Zone Diet after four tough weeks and came away with a new perspective.

Do the diet! Do the math to find your block prescription then weigh and measure your food for at least two weeks, she said. That said, at… Continue Reading

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