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Squat Fix: Falling Backward

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Coaching, Exercises

October 19, 2014

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CrossFit HQ’s Russell Berger and Pat Sherwood dissect a common problem: athletes who fall backward when learning the air squat.

Longtime CrossFit trainers have seen it more times than they can count: an athlete falls on his butt at the bottom of the air squat.

The hips go back and down, but then the chest falls. When he tries to regain a neutral midline, it’s time for someone to yell “timber!”

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The Year of the Thruster

By Ian Wittenber

In Coaching, HD Videos, Level 1 Seminar Staff

October 12, 2014

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In this video filmed in June, members of CrossFit’s Seminar Staff are delivering the second of two Level 1 Certificate Courses in Shanghai, China—the first Level 1s offered in the most world’s most populous country. About half the seminar’s 20 participants speak English, while the other half speak Mandarin, so all content is translated.

“Language barrier is always something that has to be negotiated,” says staff member Brett Fforde.

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Coach.

By Maureen O’Hagan

In Coaching, CrossFit Games

October 01, 2014

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Maureen O’Hagan examines the dearth of females in the upper ranks of CrossFit coaches.

Pop quiz: Name three people who coach CrossFit Games athletes.

If you follow the Sport of Fitness at all, you’ll have no trouble. Bergeron. Martin. Chapman. Hyland. And so on.

Now for Part 2: Name three top female coaches—that is, women who coach Games athletes.

We posed this question to nearly a dozen longtime CrossFitters, and here’s what they came up with:

Eva Claire Synkowski, said… Continue Reading

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Fitness Through Sports?

By Chris Cooper

In Coaching, Kids, Sports Applications

September 12, 2014

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Parents who want their kids to be active sign them up for sports, but early specialization and pressure to perform often take young athletes out of the game for life.

Are athletes made by playing or training?

At the 2014 NHL Scouting Combine, Sam Bennett couldn’t do a pull-up. The 17-year-old faced criticism from various media outlets, but none were able to say why he should be able to do a pull-up. Without an objectively… Continue Reading

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Building Burgess: Part 6

By Jeremy Podlog

In Coaching, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

September 02, 2014

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British Army veteran Mike Burgess dedicated himself to becoming fit. The 42-year-old lives with post-traumatic stress disorder but says he doesn’t let it define who he is. Drawn to CrossFit by its connection to the military, Burgess was intrigued when he saw the results CrossFit produces. In this six-part series, follow the trials and triumphs that go along with “Building Burgess.”

In Part 6, Burgess goes to the snowy slopes of Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Exercises

August 28, 2014

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Want to get better at strict pull-ups? Bill Starr says the secret is simple programming and a lot of dedication.

In the CrossFit Journal article “The Arms Race and Olympic Lifting,” I stated I didn’t think Olympic lifters should do specific work on their biceps. I noted that these athletes get plenty of work for their biceps through all the heavy pulling they do regularly: power cleans, power snatches, full cleans and… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

August 25, 2014

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Imtiaz Desai is the owner of CrossFit Jozi in Johannesburg, South Africa, but his CrossFit roots started in New Zealand when he was there for graduate school. When he returned to Johannesburg, he decided to open CrossFit Jozi.

“We opened in a small facility,” Desai says. “Within a year and a few months, we completely outgrew the space, had to cap our membership and managed to find this space. Over the last, probably, two years, the growth has just been… Continue Reading

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Building Burgess: Part 5

By Jeremy Podlog

In Coaching, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

August 09, 2014

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British Army veteran Mike Burgess dedicated himself to becoming fit. The 42-year-old lives with post-traumatic stress disorder but says he doesn’t let it define who he is. Drawn to CrossFit by its connection to the military, Burgess was intrigued when he saw the results CrossFit produces. In this six-part series, follow the trials and triumphs that go along with “Building Burgess.”

In Part 5, it’s snowing as Burgess drives to the dog park… Continue Reading

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