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Training in the Heat

By Bill Starr

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Bill Starr offers advice to athletes training hard in the dog days of summer.

This is the time of year when athletes have to deal with temperatures soaring close to or over the century mark, as well as extremely high humidity in some areas. It’s also when many sports teams train for the upcoming season.

Extreme heat can be debilitating to any athlete, regardless of age, if he or she does… Continue Reading

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Sprint Mechanics Part 1: Upper Body

By John Welbourn, Cali Hinzman, Ben Oliver, Luke Summers

In Coaching, CrossFit Football, HD Videos

January 19, 2013

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Ben Oliver of CrossFit Football breaks down sprint mechanics by focusing first on the upper body.

He begins with the seated arm swing, in which he has athletes start with the right hand at the front cheek and the left hand punching back behind the butt.

“We have to understand that posture. We can develop that posture in the weight room. We can also develop it by just doing this,” says Oliver, showing that the shoulder… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit Football, HD Videos

June 18, 2012

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For amateur athletes aiming to gain strength, seven-day programming is simple, says CrossFit Football’s Ben Oliver.

On Day 1, it’s squats, presses and running. On Day 2, it’s deadlifts and max pull-ups. On Day 3, rest. Day 4 is squats again, plus bench presses and running. On Day 5, do power cleans and max chin-ups. Take two days off and repeat.

Following this easy formula is key to newbies getting stronger, Oliver says. But it’s not without its… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Football, Videos

April 16, 2012

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If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a gym rat, and Raphael Ruiz of CrossFit Football says it’s easy for you to fall prey to the “curse of the gifted.” Those drawn to the gym-rat mentality likely spend time doing what they love—and not much else, he adds.

“How many of us stretch as much as you’re supposed to stretch?” Ruiz asks. “How many of us do the things that we suck at?”

When training athletes, you must remember the end goal, he… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Football, Videos

March 21, 2012

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It begins with nutrition.

“Nobody ever got strong out of a vending machine,” says CrossFit Football seminar staffer Ben Oliver. “Training makes you weaker.”

It’s rest, recovery and food that make you stronger. Next up on CrossFit Football’s pyramid is strength and conditioning. In other words, Oliver says, “conditioned enough to survive our training.”

He adds: “You can’t really get conditioned for your sport in the weight room.”

Then it’s on to the Olympic lifts and other barbell… Continue Reading

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Giant Heart

By Julie Buehler

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Super Bowl champ Mark Herzlich shares his inspirational story and talks about how CrossFit helped him regain his strength after battling cancer. Julie Buehler reports.

It was Super Bowl week in Indianapolis, and Mark Herzlich and his team, the New York Giants, were taking on the New England Patriots for a world championship. Microphones were shoved inches from his mouth, one removed only to be replaced with another. Personal questions rained on him… Continue Reading

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According to CrossFit Football trainer Raphael Ruiz, the No. 1 goal of a good football strength-and-conditioning program is to increase speed. The No. 2 goal is getting athletes to replicate that.

“Replicate speed, replicate speed, replicate speed,” says Ruiz.

“It’s a very, very difficult pill for us to swallow as gym rats because, oftentimes, how many of us have ever been going through a workout or WOD where you know, ‘This… Continue Reading

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