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Unweighting: A Universal Concept

By Dr. Nicholas Romanov

In Coaching, CrossFit Endurance, HD Videos, Running

October 04, 2012

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At the recent CrossFit Tour stop in Big Sky, Mont., Dr. Nicholas Romanov worked to improve Dan Bailey’s running and his snatches to illustrate how unweighting can be applied to all movements.

Bailey, who finished sixth at this year’s CrossFit Games, is a former college sprinter whose best 400-meter time was 47 seconds.

In this video, the Pose Method creator watches Bailey run and offers advice: less effort. Romanov demonstrates his point by having… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit Endurance, HD Videos, Running

September 27, 2012

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At the recent CrossFit Tour stop in Big Sky, Mont., Dr. Nicholas Romanov worked with Bret Ellis to improve his running form. In Part 3, the Pose Method creator teaches the owner and head trainer at CrossFit Rabid in Rainbow City, Ala., about cadence.

Unfortunately, Ellis is having a hard time, and his effort his visible.

“You’re still trying to look a certain position ’cause you haven’t quite felt it yet,” observes CrossFit Games General… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit Endurance, HD Videos, Running

September 21, 2012

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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

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In Coaching, CrossFit Endurance, HD Videos, Running

September 14, 2012

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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.”

At the recent CrossFit Tour stop in Big Sky, Mont., the expert works with Ellis, owner and head trainer at CrossFit Rabid in Rainbow City, Ala., to improve his running form.

Ellis explains that all he’s trying to do is just move forward. Romanov advises… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit Endurance, HD Videos

September 01, 2012

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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

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The Best Running Shoe

By Doug Katona

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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

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Quick Fixes to Improve Rowing

By Brian MacKenzie

In CrossFit Endurance, Rowing, Videos

February 10, 2012

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In this video, CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie works on rowing with Rich Airey of CrossFit Counter Culture.

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… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 209

By Justin Judkins

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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

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