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Learning to Win

By Jeff Tincher

In Athletes, Coaching, CrossFit Games

September 21, 2013

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Jeff Tincher explains how the CrossFit Competitors Course helped him put Lindy Wall on a path to the CrossFit Games.

What do most competitive CrossFit athletes have in common? They are all well developed in the 10 general physical skills, from cardiorespiratory endurance to strength, speed and agility. They are well-rounded athletes. They all practice constantly varied functional movements at high intensity in different time domains… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 294

By Justin Judkins

In Coaching, CrossFit, Radio

September 15, 2013

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On Episode 294 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Level 1 Seminar Staff member Chuck Carswell. This episode was webcast on Sept. 11, 2013.

2:40 Level 1 Seminar Staff member and multi-year CrossFit Games judge Chuck Carswell was at the recent CrossFit Trainers Summit held in San Diego, Calif., and he spoke about the message CrossFit is sending to athletes around the world. Carswell, who spends… Continue Reading

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Warm-Up With Matt Chan

By Matt Chan

In Athletes, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

September 05, 2013

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Key points of warm-up include moving joints through a full range of motion and increasing mobility. Sometimes the movements specifically complement those in the workout, and other times the movements are simply meant to increase blood flow, lubricate joints and elevate body temperature. A good coach also uses the time to interact with athletes and note any mobility or movement issues that might create a need for scaling, either in the warm-up… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 290

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, Radio

August 24, 2013

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On Episode 290 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed three people who attended the CrossFit Tour stop and Affiliate Gathering in Big Sky, Mont., from Aug. 16 to 18. Jonathan Gonzales and Maria Aragon De Gonzales of Arbor CrossFit are featured in the first half of the show, and CrossFit Games Masters champion Craig Howard is featured in the second.

1:36 Jonathan Gonzales and Maria Aragon De Gonzales held the grand… Continue Reading

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Want to Be Good at Oly?

By Chad Vaughn

In Coaching, Olympic Lifts

May 19, 2013

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Two-time Olympian Chad Vaughn details four areas of focus if you really want to add weight to your snatch and clean and jerk.

Most athletes dive into the Olympic lifts without considering what really allows someone to lift the heaviest loads and move efficiently through high-rep workouts.

I have four keys to lifting the heaviest weights and moving well in the snatch and clean and jerk. They… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, HD Videos, Olympic Lifts

May 05, 2013

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Alongside CrossFit Media’s Carey Peterson, two-time Olympian Chad Vaughn dissects his 315-lb. clean and jerk via slow-motion footage.

“Really the same for the snatch,” he says of his set-up. “I’ve just locked myself in here. I’m looking at the tension in the back, the back-angle maintenance, the shins coming back out of the way.”

With the shins vertical as the bar passes the knees, the clean becomes easier, says… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

April 30, 2013

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At CrossFit Delaware Valley in Broomall, Pa., owner Rob Miller believes in a creative warm-up.

Bear-crawl musical chairs, for example, is among his choices.

“Now when I stop the music, you have to put your butt on top of one of these med-balls and claim it as your own,” he explains to the class.

The first person who cannot get his or her butt to an open ball does 16 burpees, the next does 14 burpees, then… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 273

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit Games, Radio

April 27, 2013

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On Episode 273 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Jessa Lemoine, who placed 20th at the CrossFit Games in 2012, as well as HQ Seminar Staff member Cherie Chan. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

2:03 Jessa Lemoine is the head trainer at CrossFit Back Bay. The box is only three blocks away from where the bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, and Lemoine gave an… Continue Reading

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