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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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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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DIY Dip Stand

By Jeff Rice

In Equipment

January 12, 2011

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Jeff Rice details a small construction project that will produce a dip station for about $50.

The dip is an important functional movement that’s an integral part of the muscle-up. Between the muscle-up and ring dips, this movement comes up periodically as part of the WODs at most CrossFit gyms. Unfortunately, performing dips on the rings can be challenging to many beginning CrossFitters, so outfitting your… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 145

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, Equipment, Radio

November 10, 2010

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On Episode 145 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Matthew DellaValle, who’s making a life-changing decision because of his passion for CrossFit. Justin also interviewed Breck Berry, one of four people who have competed in all four CrossFit Games. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010.

3:10 Matthew DellaValle came on the show to talk about the decision to… Continue Reading

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The Silence of the WODs

By Ahmik Jones

In Equipment

October 27, 2010

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Dealing with angry neighbors complaining about the noise? Ahmik Jones shows you how to build a lifting platform that’ll keep athletes and neighbors happy.

We had a problem that has unfortunately been very common among affiliates. Despite the fact that we had brought our new landlord and neighbor over twice to observe workouts prior to signing our lease—and we dropped heavy weights from overhead right in front of… Continue Reading

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