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CrossFit Radio Episode 129

By Justin Judkins

In CrossFit Games, Equipment, Radio

July 21, 2010

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On Episode 129 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Justin Bergh from HQ and Rich Froning Jr., the world’s second fittest male. Justin also did a product review of Rx Jump Ropes. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 21, 2010.

3:15 Justin Bergh came on the show to briefly talk about all the things that went into making the 2010 CrossFit Games happen. He thanked all… Continue Reading

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Chatting With Eleiko

By Sevan Matossian

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Eleiko has over 50 years of experience in the business of creating high-quality bars and plates for some of the world’s strongest athletes. In fact, over 900 world records have been set with Eleiko equipment. Eleiko was also the company that introduced the rotating sleeve, which represented a great leap forward in weightlifting equipment.

World traveler Sevan Matossian was recently in Sweden to cover the Europe Regional hosted at the Eleiko Center… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 120

By Justin Judkins

In CrossFit Games, Equipment, Radio

May 19, 2010

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Episode 120 of CrossFit Radio featured Corey Pitsilliti conducting interviews with athletes, judges and other attendees at the regional competition in Australia. During the second half of the show, host Justin Judkins interviewed Central East Regional director and Rogue Fitness owner Bill Henniger. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 19, 2010.

3:48 Corey Pitsilliti did a great… Continue Reading

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If the Shoe Fits …

By Richard Grimes

In Equipment, ExPhysiology

April 09, 2010

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Athletes have a host of footwear choices for WODs. Richard Grimes surveys experts and top athletes to determine what their advice means in a GPP fitness program.

I remember the first time I thought about the importance of shoes in CrossFit.

I was in my garage looking for my shoes so that I could work out. I had been looking for 20 minutes already and I was itching to get started on my box jumps. When… Continue Reading

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The Missing Barbell Link?

By R. Don Hollinger

In Equipment

February 04, 2010

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Many CrossFit athletes start with a PVC pipe before jumping to a training, women’s or full-size Olympic bar. Inventor and CrossFitter R. Don Hollinger introduces one more step to help smooth the transition from PVC to metal.

After a good warm-up, I overhead squatted 400—a PR. I’ll never forget that day.

An OHS of 400 isn’t bad for a 62-year-old who has been CrossFitting for about a year. One little detail… Continue Reading

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In Equipment

December 27, 2009

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Lincoln Brigham spends about 15 bucks at the hardware store and braids his way to a 15-foot climbing rope.

Climbing a rope is a tremendously functional way to challenge the grip and pulling muscles, and ropes have long been a staple of CrossFit and military training programs.

Despite the obvious benefits of thick rope work, many CrossFit gyms do not have climbing ropes. In some gyms that do, I’ve heard complaints about the cost and… Continue Reading

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Nuts and Berries

By Zach Even-Esh

In Equipment, Videos

December 20, 2009

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The economy may be in rough shape, but Zach Even-Esh still thinks now is a good time to open a gym. The key is to create a critical mass of clients before taking the big plunge, then assemble gear like Johnny Cash in One Piece at a Time.

You can build up a client base by any means necessary if you’re willing to get a bit dirty. Evan-Esh himself trained clients out of sketchy parks frequented by unsavory characters. He… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Equipment, Videos

November 30, 2009

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“Low overhead” has a special meaning to Zach Even-Esh of Underground Strength Coach/CrossFit Underground. The trainer from New Jersey keeps his expenses down with a no-frills approach to outfitting his box, but his first gym—in his father’s garage—actually had a ceiling just over six feet high.

Even-Esh still gets emotional when visiting the old garage in Edison, N.J. After outfitting the small space with equipment purchased on the cheap from bankrupt… Continue Reading

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