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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 make… 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 management… 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. showed the efficacy of… 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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In CrossFit, Equipment, Videos

March 30, 2011

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In our continuing saga spotlighting CrossFitters who train outside the box, this week we take a peek into the home of CrossFit HQ’s Director of Training. Dave Castro leads filmmaker Sevan Matossian on an tour of his very own garage gym.

In Part 1, Castro introduces us to the key elements of his gym, including the flooring and racks, plates and barbells, GHD and reverse-hyper machines, jump ropes and kettlebells, pull-up bar and… Continue Reading

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Rate Your Shoe

By Dr. Lon Kilgore

In Equipment

January 28, 2011

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The “perfect shoe” may not exist, so Dr. Lon Kilgore offers up a system designed to help you select the best footwear for any sport.

There has been a tremendous amount of online chatter about what shoe to wear while CrossFitting. Hundreds and hundreds of expert and not-so-expert opinions are floating around the Internet. This person recommends one model and brand of shoe because he or she likes it. This person… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Equipment, Videos

January 25, 2011

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HQ trainer Pat Sherwood shows off his personal gym at his Denver, Colo. home. It doesn’t take a fully equipped, professional gym to make elite athletes, he says.

“Sometimes there’s so many big gyms out there it’s easy to forget that there are plenty of people around the world that don’t have access to facilities like that and are getting some really good work done in their backyards, their fire stations, and what not,” he says.

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