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CrossFit Radio Episode 314

By Justin Judkins

In Coaching, CrossFit Games, Radio

January 26, 2014

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On Episode 314 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Chickasaw owner and CrossFit Games competitor Michelle Kinney. This episode was webcast on Jan. 22, 2014.

1:08 Michelle Kinney missed qualifying for the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games by one spot. Over the course of the next year, she trained with a vengeance, and her dedication was rewarded with qualification and an eighth-place Games finish in 2013. The… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Gymnastics/Tumbling, HD Videos

January 20, 2014

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A bumper plate is a simple tool with which to get an athlete to feel the proper body position needed for a handstand, says CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff member Camille Leblanc-Bazinet.

With a bumper plate held overhead, the athlete will learn to squeeze his butt and bring down the rib cage with the abs, eliminating the excessive lower-back arch often seen in inverted athletes.

“I really like this drill just for that, just to… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 312

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Coaching, Radio

January 12, 2014

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On Episode 312 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Colin Clark, owner of Iron Oak CrossFit in Houston, Texas. This episode was webcast on Jan. 8, 2014.

2:57 Colin Clark’s Iron Oak CrossFit started when he and a few friends started working out together in his garage. As the results came, the word spread, and soon he had to affiliate and move into a larger facility. Clark described the systems he… Continue Reading

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No Time for Patty-Cake

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Coaching

January 08, 2014

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Straight-talking CrossFit trainers reveal why they believe the tough-love approach is best when it comes to coaching. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.

Although soft-spoken, Jeff Martin is known for being a straightforward coach at his affiliate, CrossFit Brand X in Ramona, Calif. And while he says his style has mostly yielded positive results, it hasn’t always resonated with every member.

“We’ve had to fire a couple of clients, and it’s ugly and hard. But… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 311

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, Radio

January 04, 2014

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On Episode 311 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit City Line owner and Level 1 Seminar Staff member Mat Frankel, as well as Matt Biggs, who owns Sandia CrossFit. This episode was webcast on Jan. 1, 2014.

2:00 Mat Frankel of CrossFit City Line spoke briefly about his diverse athletic background, which includes playing Division 1 football, competing in the Affiliate Cup at the CrossFit Games and running in the… Continue Reading

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No Rep, No Coach

By Pat Sherwood

In Coaching

December 09, 2013

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Pat Sherwood explains the difference between being a judge and being a coach.

While knocking out some squats in a recent workout in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I noticed I was being filmed on someone’s phone, so I made damn sure to bury my hip in the bottom of each rep.

The next day I got a Facebook notification that I had been tagged in a video. It had been quite some time since I’d seen… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 307

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, Radio

December 07, 2013

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On Episode 307 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Caution CrossFit owner Dominick Maurici. This episode was webcast on Dec. 4, 2013.

1:59 With nine other affiliates within a 5-mile radius of his box in Hialeah Gardens, Fla., Caution CrossFit owner Dominick Maurici works hard to provide the best service and programs to the almost 400 athletes at his gym. Maurici spoke about how feedback from his athletes is important and how he… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit

December 02, 2013

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Globetrotting Pat Sherwood explains how trainers can explore the world via the CrossFit affiliate network.

During our 100-plus-day journey through the Latin American CrossFit community, an idea has been presented to us numerous times. First, I heard murmurs in Mexico. Then I heard the same suggestions as we pushed south through Central America. As we made our way through country after country in South America, we… Continue Reading

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