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The recommended prerequisites for a backward roll to support on the rings are a strict muscle-up and a deep ring push-up, according to Dusty Hyland of Dogtown CrossFit.
“The backward roll is literally just a pull-over on the dynamic apparatus of the rings,” he explains.
The first step is employing the false grip, Hyland says.
“If you have a strict muscle-up, that’s a great pre-req. It sets your wrist above the ring, where you’re going to receive… Continue Reading
On Episode 318 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Federal Hill owner Geo Rockwell. This episode was webcast on Feb. 19, 2014.
2:25 Geo Rockwell has opened two affiliates, one on the West Coast and one on the East Coast. After starting and running an affiliate in San Diego, Calif., for three years, Rockwell decided it was time to return to Baltimore, where he grew up, to open CrossFit Federal Hill. Rockwell spoke… Continue Reading
The topic is the “knees out” cue in this episode of Offline, an unscripted presentation of guests debating controversial subjects in the CrossFit world.
Host Russell Berger welcomes four guests:
- Kelly Starrett, leader of CrossFit Mobility seminars, owner of San Francisco CrossFit, doctor of physical therapy and author of Becoming a Supple Leopard.
- Jacob Tsypkin, owner of CrossFit Monterey.
- Lon Kilgore, professor at the University of West Scotland… Continue Reading
Coaching starts with a game plan, says CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff member and CrossFit Games athlete Rory Zambard. In addition to other elements, that plan should include scaling options for athletes. On this particular day, the focus is on a gymnastics movement.
“So I know people aren’t going to be able to do strict handstand push-ups—head touching the floor. ... So I came in knowing three or four different scaling… Continue Reading
When Daniel Rodriguez arrived at Chicago Bulls College Preparatory High School, he wasn’t a top student, he wasn’t the most athletic, and he was afraid of public speaking.
But he knew he “needed to improve in a lot of areas and was never afraid to do so,” says Jason Ronai, assistant principal at Chicago Bulls College Prep.
Now Rodriguez is headed to the University of Wisconsin in Madison and has taken the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course.
When it comes to the clean, it’s all about fully opening the hips.
In other words, “violently extend the hip,” says Jesse Ward, a member of CrossFit’s Level 1 Seminar Staff and a coach at CrossFit Lynnwood in Washington state.
To drive home the point, he has athletes throw medicine balls backward. It’s a simple but creative drill the ebullient Ward uses to help athletes identify and focus on one critical part… Continue Reading
The human body is no different than a wheel and must function by the same laws of physics, says Brian MacKenzie of CrossFit Endurance.
To get the body trained in this manner, MacKenzie runs a group of athletes through a series of drills at CrossFit HQ in Scotts Valley, Calif. The first uses sets of hops and then “leaning hops” to help the athletes understand gravity’s role in running. Another drill involves leaning forward and focusing on… Continue Reading
That moment when your lip starts quivering, your face goes numb and you realize you probably went out too fast. Emily Beers investigates the pros and cons of “red lining” during a workout.
If you’ve spent any time at a CrossFit box, you’ve seen it happen. It might have even happened to you.
Usually, it’s painful to watch. Often, it’s unnecessary, avoidable. The Fly and Die, the Crash and Burn, the Red Line—all usually look something like… Continue Reading