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March 10, 2013
Mike Warkentin believes special equipment will never take the place of practice and effort.
I have little use for the gear debate about which shoes are better for which workout, whether tights help anything at all, which speed rope is best, what wicking system will keep my crotch drier, or whether I’ll produce 2 percent more power lifting off plywood instead of stall mats.
Who the fuck has time for this?
I like… Continue Reading
November 13, 2012
Scaling up your box jumps? Matt Blankenship builds a DIY extender to turn a 30-inch box into a 40.
Many CrossFit gyms use the Games-style 20 x 30 x 24 plyo boxes that are constructed to allow for 20-, 24- or 30-inch box jumps depending on how they’re set up. Smaller boxes are readily available and see plenty of use, but what do you do when you want to go higher than 30… Continue Reading
The story is classic: Gabe Subry and Vince Carter were training out of a traditional gym, and when their clientele grew and the space wasn’t able to accommodate CrossFit training, the pair opened CrossFit 209 Sport, the first box in Stockton, Calif. Now they’ve got all the toys they need.
The 4,200-square-foot facility has the requisite CrossFit equipment but also boasts dumbbells that go all the way up to 100 lb… Continue Reading
On Episode 211 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit 1525 owner Nikki Goldin and CrossFit Gymnastics subject-matter expert Jeff Tucker. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.
The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from CrossFit Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Complete 10 rounds for time of:
315-lb. deadlifts, 3 reps
“You were born to do this,” Rob Orlando says. “We have to put you in the right position and it’ll happen naturally.”
Join Orlando, owner of Hybrid Athletics, as he teaches tire-flipping technique to CrossFitters in the U.K.
Orlando asks his assistant, Carey Kepler, to demonstrate proper tire-flipping technique, and she sets up with her chest and shoulders against the tire, gripping underneath.
“We’re not going up and we’re not… Continue Reading
Join Shane Sweatt and Laura Phelps-Sweatt of Westside Barbell as they introduce the bamboo bar for stabilization training.
“This bar is great for stabilization. It’s great for shoulder rehab—also teaches you a really good release (the negative phase of the lift),” Sweatt says.
Sweatt spots a lifter using the bar with bands and kettlebells to safely work on the athlete’s stabilization. Sweatt says you can perform reps or just… Continue Reading
On Episode 201 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Advantage owner Cody Looney, as well as Jon Gilson, owner of Again Faster Equipment. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011.
The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from CrossFit South City:
95-lb. thruster, 21 reps
135-lb. clean and jerk, 5 reps
135-lb. clean and jerk, 5… Continue Reading
In Part 2, Orlando continues drilling the athletes on technique. In the last video, athletes learned how to deadlift a stone. Now the athletes take the stone from the ground into their laps.
From the stable lap position, the next step is to shoulder the stone.
“I want you to generate power in a hurry… Continue Reading