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In Affiliation, CrossFit, Equipment

December 28, 2013

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Over 30 percent of CrossFit affiliates in the U.S. turn to community-owned insurance to protect their businesses.

Four years ago, there was an idea to create something that would represent our strength and initiative, something that would become the backbone of our reputation and allow us to take aggressive action in defense of our affiliates and trainers: insurance by and for the CrossFit community. In 2009, this idea turned into a massive funding… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Games, Equipment, HD Videos

October 10, 2013

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It’s about 3 a.m. on Saturday after the Legless event at this year’s CrossFit Games. The Rogue Fitness crew and volunteers have just dismantled 40,000 lb. of steel rigs for rope climbs—and then constructed another 40,000 lb. of A-frames for pull-ups at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

“We just took down the rope-climb rig. Now we’ve got five rows of, I think, it’s five 80-foot rows of A-frame,” says Rogue founder Bill Henniger… Continue Reading

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Fuck Compression Tights

By Mike Warkentin

In Equipment

March 10, 2013

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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

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In Equipment

November 13, 2012

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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

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Stocked up in Stockton

By Gabe Subry

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Equipment, HD Videos

April 12, 2012

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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

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CrossFit Radio Episode 211

By Justin Judkins

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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
6 burpees
9 toes-to-bars

1:35 Nicole “Nikki” Goldin owns CrossFit 1525 in… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Equipment, Videos

January 04, 2012

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“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

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The Bamboo Bar

By Shane Sweatt and Laura Phelps-Sweatt

In CrossFit, Equipment, Videos

December 08, 2011

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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

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