At the recent CrossFit Tour stop in Big Sky, Mont., Dr. Nicholas Romanov worked with Bret Ellis to improve his running form. In Part 2, the creator of the Pose Method teaches Ellis, owner and head trainer at CrossFit Rabid in Rainbow City, Ala., about “unweighting.”
“It’s a change of support. It’s a small pose,” Romanov explains.
The movement shouldn’t require any effort. Romanov notes that the arms aren’t involved. It’s about taking pressure off the ground and… Continue Reading
When Pose Method creator Dr. Nicholas Romanov meets Bret Ellis, he notes his muscles.
“Your fitness level is intimidating,” Romanov says, “but, unfortunately, your running, it sucks.”
Ellis explains that all he’s trying to do is just move forward. Romanov advises… Continue Reading
Brian MacKenzie says endurance is a large part of CrossFit in this video filmed at the CrossFit Experience at the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games.
The founder of CrossFit Endurance has attendees practice drills to demonstrate how strength and conditioning is still important for muscle recruitment in endurance sports. Among those drills is simply hopping in place with good posture and then leaning to move forward while hopping.
“What did they just do… Continue Reading
What’s the best running shoe? The one you like, says Doug Katona of CrossFit Endurance.
“All running is natural,” he explains.
Simply teach athletes good mechanics and problems will go away, Katona says.
In terms of minimalist shoes, he says they’re great except for one problem: “If you’re heel striking in a flat shoe, you’re really screwed. If you’re wearing a Vibram and you ... run a mile in bad mechanics, you’re screwed. So I… Continue Reading
Airey is rounding his shoulders and back, MacKenzie notes.
“What we’ve got here is one broken dude,” he says. “And he doesn’t have to be.”
For a quick fix, MacKenzie takes Airey’s feet out of the straps, sets the damper to 1 and prohibits him from touching the seat to the back of his feet—all while maintaining the integrity of… Continue Reading
On Episode 209 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed George Ryan, who is the subject-matter expert for the CrossFit Striking Trainer Course. Justin also interviewed Bob Weeks, who is doing great things for the Wounded Warrior Project. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.
The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from CrossFit WV.
Five rounds for time of:
9 chest-to-bar… Continue Reading
Trail running—it’s more than you think. So says CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie.
“Time and intensity is how you want to look at things,” he says. “First, we look at how long you can literally last.”
A common problem, he says, is an insufficient warm-up.
“Trail running is a very athletic thing. It’s not just running.”
For those who want to compete, his advice is to look at the length of the race and where you can handle… Continue Reading
“With uphill running, ... you’re going to end up wanting to lean into that hill a little bit more and pick the feet up a little quicker,” Brian MacKenzie of CrossFit Endurance says. “It allows you to get up the hill much more efficiently, and it’ll allow for better turnover and much more efficient running.”
The first step is assessing the athlete’s capacity.
“What we want to do is focus on where they can handle the hill, how long they can… Continue Reading