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CrossFit Radio Episode 201

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Equipment, Radio

December 07, 2011

Audio Article

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:

For time:
95-lb. thruster, 21 reps
135-lb. clean and jerk, 5 reps
50 double-unders
50 sit-ups
21 pull-ups
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In Coaching, Equipment, Videos

November 16, 2011

Video Article

Join Rob Orlando, owner of Hybrid Athletics, as he teaches atlas-stone lifting technique to CrossFitters at one of his Strongman Trainer Courses.

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

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In Videos, Coaching, Equipment

November 09, 2011

Video Article

Join Rob Orlando, owner of Hybrid Athletics, as he teaches atlas-stone lifting technique to CrossFitters in the U.K. at one of his CrossFit Strongman Trainer Courses.

In the first segment of the series, he teaches how to shoulder a stone using the two-stage lift, which is useful for heavier loads and at failure, and the “one-timer,” which is best for lighter loads and met-cons.

To perform the two-stage lift, the… Continue Reading

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The Chancey Plate Mover

By Chance Hughs

In Equipment, Videos

November 04, 2011

Video Article

Chance Hughs, co-owner of Predation CrossFit, shows an innovative way to move plates around the gym.

“To me, the less time I can spend building stuff and get focused on other things, the cheaper it is for me,” he says.

For his homemade plate movers, Hughs bought wheeled plastic trashcan movers from the local hardware store to serve as bases. While the bases aren’t rated for more than 300 lb., Hughs says they were cheap enough… Continue Reading

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In Equipment, Videos

October 19, 2011

Video Article

Rob Orlando, owner of Hybrid Athletics, coaches CrossFit Strongman Trainer Courses across the country. In this video, he demonstrates how to make atlas stones.

“From beginning to end, I mean the process is really pretty simple,” Orlando says. “You get the ingredients and then ... it takes a little practice to get the mix right.”

The ingredients you need include buckets, silicone lube, zip ties, cement, a trowel… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 192

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, Equipment, Radio

October 05, 2011

Audio Article

On Episode 192 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games competitor Spencer Hendel and RX Jump Ropes owner and double-under expert David Newman. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.

The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from Pat Sherwood’s Facebook page.

4 rounds of:
30 double-unders
20 OHS (75/55 lb.)
15 wall-ball shots
10 burpees
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Handstand Virtuosity: Part 3

By Laurie Galassi

Video Article

CrossFit Santa Cruz’s Laurie Galassi, a gymnast and fifth-place finisher at the NorCal Regional, shares her coaching tips for mastering the handstand. In Part 3 of the series, Galassi teaches the handstand walk.

“A handstand walk is a weight transfer. It is a momentary handstand on one arm,” she says.

Her first progression is to shift weight from arm to arm in a push-up plank.

“With all of this, if you’re in control, you can advance. The second that you’re… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Verve Tour

By Matt Chan

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Equipment, HD Videos

September 13, 2011

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Join Matt Chan as he plays tour guide for his gym: CrossFit Verve in Denver, Colo. His affiliate opened in 2008 and moved into its current home in January of this year.

Chan shows off his front desk and cubby area.

“Pretty much everything that we have had to build or sub out in this space we’ve tried to use our members,” he says.

The equipment in his gym has been acquired over the years. The… Continue Reading

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