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Retool your gymnastics skills with elite gymnast Carl Paoli, founder of Naka Athletics, coach at San Francisco CrossFit and creator of GymnasticsWOD.com. Through his Freestyle Connections Seminar, Paoli introduces athletes to advanced gymnastics skills using simple progressions and coaching points. Today’s movement is the handstand push-up.

In Part 1 of the series, Paoli shows how to progress from a floor push-up to a tripod position to a headstand. He… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Games, Equipment, Videos

July 23, 2011

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“Basically, for the last about 10 years, every NFL, NHL and NBA jersey or shirt you would have seen anywhere came out of this building in some form or fashion—whether it was designed here, produced here or printed here,” says Chad Wittman, Reebok’s director of sports marketing fitness and training.

Now the 700,000-square-foot Reebok printing facility has been working overtime to produce the CrossFit Games gear for more than 500 athletes.

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Why Use a Training Log?

By Glen Harrison

In Coaching, Equipment

July 15, 2011

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Glen Harrison says the benefits of a log book aren’t just about seeing shorter WOD times but creating a record of information that provides answers.

Although it might not be as fun or sexy as a 500-lb. deadlift or a two-minute Fran, taking time to log workout details can go a long way in helping you become a better CrossFitter.

We all inherently understand the benefits of keeping a training log… Continue Reading

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In Equipment

June 20, 2011

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Daniel Hersee says using equipment with an increased diameter can improve strength and reduce injuries.

Old-time strongmen knew all about thick-bar training and used it to great effect, but it’s been forgotten in modern times. Recently, there has been something of a rebirth of thick-bar training, with National Football League teams, Army Special Forces, Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters and powerlifters using thick bars to help… Continue Reading

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High-Performance Gear

By Tony Budding and Chris Gallo

In Equipment, Videos

June 11, 2011

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What does Reebok have in the works for CrossFitters? Find out from Reebok apparel director Chris Gallo, as HQ’s Tony Budding visits Reebok World Headquarters in Canton, Mass. for some answers.

Reebok has an entirely new line of gear called Reebok Delta CrossFit, and it’s specifically for CrossFitters.

“It’ll be built for CrossFitters by CrossFitters, and it’s going to be the pinnacle of our training product for Reebok,” Gallo says.

According to Gallo, “It’s not just going to be moisture… Continue Reading

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The Yoke With Dave Castro

By Dave Castro

In Equipment, Videos

May 20, 2011

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According to Dave Castro, HQ Director of Training, he is not an expert on the Rogue yoke but “a casual observer and a casual user.” Learn how he incorporates this piece of strongman equipment into his training repertoire.

“The amount of features this thing has is really cool for a gym or for a garage gym,” Castro says.

In addition to using the yoke in the traditional sense, lifting with your shoulders, the frame is a… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 172

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Equipment, Radio

May 18, 2011

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On Episode 172 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed R.A.W. Training co-founder Molly Tuman; Tony Zana and Baker Leavitt, owners of 2Pood; and past CrossFit Games competitor Jasmine Dever. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

3:40 R.A.W. Training in Wildwood, Pa., is training athletes—and training them well. R.A.W. stands for “realize the athlete within,” and R.A.W… Continue Reading

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DIY Sandbags

By Jeff Rice

In Equipment

May 11, 2011

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A sandbag is really just a bag of sand. Jeff Rice explains how to save a few bucks by making your own.

The benefits of using sandbags as part of your CrossFit training were well covered in Josh Henkin’s CrossFit Journal article It’s in the Bag (July 2009). Sandbags are large, irregular, heavy objects—like many things one might encounter in real life. And because the heavy things that fill the world don’t always come with… Continue Reading

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