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Lessons From the Level 1

By Eric LeMay

In Coaching, CrossFit

March 31, 2014

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Teacher Eric LeMay takes the CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course and reflects on what he learned.

Each morning, over the blurry steam of a second cup of coffee, I open my email, braced against the small fires I’ll find in my inbox. The more emails I have, the more quickly I go hunting for the one from CrossFit, the one with the WOD and daily image.

Sometimes it’s eye candy: a cute kid pushing a… Continue Reading

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Kendra Can

By Mike Koslap

In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

March 30, 2014

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The tool bag contains, chains, straps, pipe, carabiners—all the things that help Kendra Bailey do CrossFit on her terms.

Born without her left arm below the elbow, Bailey, a trainer at CrossFit Rubicon, has been on a journey of experimentation and adaptation as she finds new and better ways to access CrossFit.

“It’s a constant change. It’s constant evolution. Over time we’ve changed a few things about different elements of the tools… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit Defense, HD Videos

March 24, 2014

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The bad guy always wants one of three things: property, body or life.

“Bad guys don’t want to get caught, they don’t want to get hurt, they don’t want shit to take too long,” says Tony Blauer, who owns Blauer Tactical Systems and leads the CrossFit Defense courses.

In a carjacking scenario, it’s no different.

“The simplest thing to do is make that car inoperable,” Blauer explains. “I want to devalue myself as a target… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

March 17, 2014

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The lounge at Nadia Shatila’s gym contains many leather-bound books and smells of rich mahogany. It has a cache of whisky, a dartboard and a carefully arranged collection of assorted curiousities that would have impressed Charles Dickens.

In fact, CrossFit Belltown in Seattle, Wash., is one of the more striking boxes you’ll ever see, with an interior characterized by red brick, dark wood, and a host of personal touches and custom-designed… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

March 10, 2014

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It’s not often that you can do an Open workout with CrossFit Games competitor Elisabeth Akinwale as your judge. That’s what students at Chicago Bulls College Prep got—in addition to 14.1’s prescription of double-unders and power snatches.

The teenagers, for whom CrossFit is their physical-education program, are participating in the Open to “take what we do inside of Bulls Prep and bring it out here, to give them this experience,” says Jason Ronai, the… Continue Reading

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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

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CrossFit Radio Episode 318

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Coaching, Radio

February 23, 2014

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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

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Offline, Episode 4: The “Knees Out” Cue

By Russell Berger and Noor Greene

In Coaching, ExPhysiology, HD Videos

February 22, 2014

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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.

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