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Mud in Your Eye

By Chris Cooper

In CrossFit Endurance, Running

August 26, 2014

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Mud runs, obstacle-course races and novelty endurance events are growing in popularity, and some CrossFit gyms now cater to participants.

Obstacle-course racing gets under your skin. And in your mouth.

This year, hundreds of thousands of racers will shiver and shamble their way through icy mud, receive mild electric shocks and perhaps even risk infections borne by feces this year. Some will be swathed in capes, and others will wear… Continue Reading

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Pose-Running Drills: Lean and Pull

By Eric Maciel and Tyson Oldroyd

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The human body is no different than a wheel and must function by the same laws of physics, says Brian MacKenzie of CrossFit Endurance.

To get the body trained in this manner, MacKenzie runs a group of athletes through a series of drills at CrossFit HQ in Scotts Valley, Calif. The first uses sets of hops and then “leaning hops” to help the athletes understand gravity’s role in running. Another drill involves leaning forward and focusing on… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 262

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 262 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Milford owner and Level 1 Seminar Staff member Jason Leydon. He also interviewed CrossFit Media sideline reporter Emily Turner. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.

The Words of Wisdom are from the Morgan Junction CrossFit article Need a Stronger Grip? The article talked about training to increase your grip… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit Endurance, HD Videos

January 16, 2013

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At the CrossFit Endurance Trainer Course, Doug Katona talks about coaching tools for running. In this video, he highlights the jump-rope and tandem-run drills.

“You can teach people how to run without telling them you’re teaching them how to run,” Katona says.

Common faults when jumping rope include high bouncing, extended arms and jumping from the toes.

“You guys ever see any video of Buddy Lee?” Katona asks. “You ever see how much… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit Endurance, HD Videos, Running

November 25, 2012

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At the CrossFit Endurance Trainer Course, Doug Katona talks about coaching tools for running. In this video, he highlights drills for falling.

The first is a partner-lean drill where one person quite literally falls into the hands of another and then runs in place.

“As the coach, I’m gonna go, ‘Is he pulling underneath? Are his heels kissing? Is his head up? Shoulders up?’ And as soon as he did that, I should not feel… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit Endurance, HD Videos, Running

November 13, 2012

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At the CrossFit Endurance Trainer Course, Doug Katona talks about coaching tools for running. In this video, he highlights drills for pulling.

He starts by reviewing what it means to pull the foot beneath the hip low, medium or high.

“The lower you pull, the slower you go,” Katona explains. “The higher you pull, the faster you go.”

The first drill is a single-leg low pull.

“You’re gonna come out of that lean and then pull.”

Here, Katona emphasizes the… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit Endurance, HD Videos

November 01, 2012

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At the CrossFit Endurance Trainer Course, Doug Katona talks about coaching tools for running. In this video, he highlights positioning.

To keep it simple, think of dropping the foot underneath the hips then pulling it right back up.

“A lot of people, when they start to learn the proper mechanics, they really want to focus on landing here and pulling. But you almost see them kind of bounding down the road,” Katona… Continue Reading

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Running Fundamentals

By Travis Conley and Doug Katona

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To keep it simple, Doug Katona starts this CrossFit Endurance Trainer Course with the three running fundamentals: Pose/position, fall, pull. Katona emphasizes it’s not posture but position at CrossFit Walnut in California.

“So when you run, if you’re not afraid to fall, you’ll be OK,” Katona says.

Fast runners, he adds, have less fear of falling.

The ultimate goal, Katona explains, is to reclaim the correct position as fast as… Continue Reading

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