Front Range CrossFit focuses on getting its athletes to compete. Head coach Skip Miller says it’s key to greatness. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.
Skip Miller believes in competition.
At the South West Regional, held May 4-6 in Castle Rock, Colo., his affiliate dominated the individual women’s category. All three podium finishers—Colleen Maher, Jasmine Dever and Becky Conzelman—were from Front Range CrossFit, and one of two FRCF teams finished second in the affiliate… Continue Reading
For some, it came down to one rep or a second’s rest. Hilary Achauer reports on athletes who just barely made—or missed—the top 60 cut in the Reebok CrossFit Games Open.
At the end of the Reebok CrossFit Games Open, only the top 60 athletes in each region earned a spot in the regional competition. The final placement was calculated using all five Open workouts, but the difference between 60th and… Continue Reading
CrossFit New England is home of the fittest team on the planet, veteran CrossFit Games competitor Heather Bergeron and 2010 50-plus masters champion Brian Curley. Needless to say, it’s a special place.
CrossFit HQ’s Pat Sherwood sits down with CFNE co-owner and head coach Ben Bergeron to talk about the secret in the sauce.
“We kind of go with the way they teach at the Level 1: living your life in couplets and triplets, going… Continue Reading
In this video filmed at a CrossFit Competitors Course at CrossFit Park City, Matt Chan explains that you have to have a plan for your grub during competition.
“You should be able to tell somebody (your plan), rather than showing up to the Home Depot Center (without) a clue and you’re going upstairs to buy food from the concession stand,” he says.
To illustrate his point, Chan creates a meal plan for a… Continue Reading
In this video filmed at a CrossFit Competitors Course at CrossFit Park City, Eric O’Connor and Chris Spealler show how to use the clean in workouts that test speed and conditioning rather than just max strength and power.
With a light load, a high-elbows rack position isn’t needed because you just have to get your elbows in front of the bar for the rep to count. Even though you aren’t employing the… Continue Reading
In this video filmed at a CrossFit Competitors Course at CrossFit Park City, Eric O’Connor and Chris Spealler show how to use the snatch in workouts that test speed and conditioning rather than just max strength and power.
The muscle-snatch technique is a great way to cycle reps quickly, and the bar path should still be very tight to the body. Loopy bar paths are inefficient and undesirable—just as they are in… Continue Reading
On Episode 210 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit HQ’s Justin Bergh, as well as Chip Pugh, who is Tennessee Tech’s strength-and-conditioning coach. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.
The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from Brickhouse CrossFit in Roanoke, Va.
5 rounds for time of:
135-lb. jerk, 8 reps
8 burpees with lateral jump over barbell
1.5-pood kettlebell… Continue Reading
Kulsoom Abdullah is a CrossFitter and Olympic-weightlifting competitor who is breaking social constructions.
To enter the U.S.A. National and American Open, the required attire is a singlet. According to her religious beliefs, Abdullah wears a traditional outfit including headscarf, so she inadvertently found herself standing up for her religious rights. Her plight became a human-rights case that created a media frenzy over Olympic-weightlifting… Continue Reading