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Game-Day Nutrition

By Matt Chan

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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

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Efficiency Tips: Ground to Overhead

By Eric O’Connor and Chris Spealler

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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… Continue Reading

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Efficiency Tips: The Snatch

By Eric O’Connor and Chris Spealler

In Competition, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Videos

February 29, 2012

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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… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 210

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, Competition, Radio

February 08, 2012

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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
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Lifting Boundaries

By Kulsoom Abdullah

In Competition, CrossFit, HD Videos, Olympic Lifts

December 26, 2011

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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

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 194

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, Competition, Nutrition, Radio

October 19, 2011

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On Episode 194 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Inferno owner Bill Grundler and 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games 10th-place finisher Matt Chan. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011.

The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from CrossFit Boca Raton:

Four rounds for time of:

10 push jerks (135 lb.)

15 toes-to-bars

10 ring dips

3:55 Bill Grundler just started his fourth… Continue Reading

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Training the Mind

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Competition, CrossFit Games

October 12, 2011

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Andréa Maria Cecil looks at how three elite CrossFit athletes prepare their minds for competition.

Like the body, the mind must be trained so there is a plan when things go wrong.

Such is the wisdom of David Yukelson, director of sports psychology services for the Morgan Academic Support Center for Student Athletes at Penn State University.

“The mental side of sport is very important at any level of competition,” he said.

But there are many myths, said Yukelson.

“People… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 191

By Justin Judkins

In Competition, CrossFit, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Radio

September 28, 2011

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On Episode 191 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed James Hobson, owner of CrossFit Addiction, and gymnastics and movement specialist Carl Paoli. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.

The WOW (Workout of the Week) is Fat Jesus by CrossFit JAX:

5 rounds for time of:
Body-weight ground to overhead, 6 reps
Chest-to-bar pull-ups, 12 reps
Double-unders, 18 reps

8:40 James… Continue Reading

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