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In Affiliation, Equipment, Radio

December 08, 2008

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This is the 12th episode of CrossFit Radio, which aired at 8am PST on December 7th, 2008.

0:00 Intro and CrossFit Christmas list with Reno_Ty
27:00 Damon Stewart from Wasatch CrossFit on purchasing equipment
47:00 “Extortion” letter to CrossFit Mississauga
55:00 Andy Petranek from CrossFit Los Angeles

1hr 19min 48sec

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In Affiliation, Equipment, LEO/Mil, Radio

November 17, 2008

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This is the ninth episode of CrossFit Radio, which aired at 8am PST on November 16th, 2008.

0:00 Show intro and CrossFit Journal Challenge
2:00 Bill Henniger of Rogue Fitness
15:00 Nick and Rebecca Ballstaedt on CrossFit marriage counseling
26:30 Some science of the stability ball
28:20 Jimi Letchford of Operation Phoenix
41:00 No news in the news
43:00 Comment of the week from Amie
48:00 Andy Stumpf from CrossFit… Continue Reading

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In Equipment

August 01, 2008

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It's no accident that the CrossFit Journal's inaugural issue in 2002 was titled "The Garage Gym" and was all about creating a more functional--and affordable--alternative to "big-box" gyms everywhere. That issue includes broad explanations of the concept and its ramifications as well as specific nuts-and-bolts advice on what to buy and why. Here I want to build on that tradition by providing an updated guide to… Continue Reading

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Sandbag Training Part 2

By Brian Jones

In Equipment

April 01, 2008

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In Part 1 of my series on sandbag training (CrossFit Journal 65, January 2008), I discussed the rationale behind sandbag training, talked about how to make a sandbag, and explained the fundamental lifts. This month, we'll take a look at more useful lifts and talk about integrating the sandbag into workouts and training programs.

Pressing
Pressing motions done with the sandbag offer a unique training stimulus. Unlike with… Continue Reading

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In Equipment

March 01, 2008

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One of the main challenges facing new CrossFit affiliates, once you find a box and get some equipment, is figuring out where everything should go. The layout of the platforms and pull-up bars, and where you put your medicine balls, kettlebells, rings, and other equipment will enhance or diminish the experience your clients will have. If your facility is disorganized, your classes will be too.

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Sandbag Training

By Brian Jones

In Equipment

January 01, 2008

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Sandbag training has been around as long as there has been manual labor. Even in our industrial age, luggage, duffels, and those huge bags of dog food, concrete, or potting soil don't get onto the shelves or into our cars by themselves; someone has to put them there. In attempts to make fewer trips from the car, we tend to carry our grocery bags into the kitchen in strange and creative… Continue Reading

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Where Barbells Come From

By Marty Mitchell with Mark Rippetoe

In Equipment

August 01, 2007

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The bar is the heart and soul of barbell training. A good bar is the most important piece of gym equipment you will use in a correctly designed strength training program. If you are buying it for your home gym, it is the purchase that will have the greatest bearing on the quality of your training experience. A cheap bar is not a pleasure to train with, and it may make some of your more critical exercises… Continue Reading

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Personal Equipment

By Mark Rippetoe

In Equipment

October 01, 2006

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In an article about personal equipment, Coach Mark Rippetoe of Wichita Falls Athletic Club/CrossFit Wichita Falls discusses the good, the bad and the ugly.

Squat shoes are the single most useful piece of personal equipment you can own, and the only one that is really, honestly necessary. It only takes one set of five in a pair of squat shoes to demonstrate this convincingly to anybody who… Continue Reading

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