Angela Hart, a Concept2 master trainer, gives the lowdown on maintaining your rowers for long and efficient use. She specifically tackles how you can refurbish a used rower yourself.
Hart instructs the trainers to store rowers with the handle at the chain guard, not at the hook, because tension on the bungee system reduces the chain recoil. Telltale signs of a lose bungee are that lack of natural recoil and a slackened chain at… Continue Reading
The winner of the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games Open and Central East Regional, Dan Bailey splits his time training at his home gym and at CrossFit Legacy in Barberton, Ohio. Get a peek into CrossFit Legacy and its community.
Brian Yoak, owner of CrossFit Legacy, says the secret to his success has been getting new clients in the door.
“From the very beginning, I’ve offered free classes on Saturday,” Yoak says… Continue Reading
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
“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.
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
June 20, 2011
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
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
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