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Spanish Front Squat

By Maggie Dabe

In Exercises, Videos

August 14, 2009

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Maggie Dabe from CrossFit Fairfax is one of CrossFit HQ’s traveling seminar trainers. She is originally from Ecuador, and explains our standard cues and faults for the front squat entirely in Spanish.

The mechanics of the front squat are identical to the air squat. The barbell rests on the shoulders (not the hands). The elbows should be as high as possible. The heavier the bar is, the more important it is to keep the… Continue Reading

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Boz and Todd: The Women Workout

By Adrian Bozman and Todd Widman

In Coaching, Exercises, Videos

August 11, 2009

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Boz and Todd instruct an all female class on front squats, as they take their act on the road to Rainier CrossFit, in Pullayup, WA in this video by CrossFit by Overload. Lisa Ray of CrossFit Flagstaff also appears.

Establishing a solid and strong rack position you can load up is essential. The class begins with air squats, then progresses to empty bars. There are corrections on grip, stance and elbow position… Continue Reading

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Deadlifts a la Tate

By Dave Tate

In Exercises, Powerlifting, Videos

July 23, 2009

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Dave Tate of EliteFTS came to CrossFit San Diego for a private seminar on January 24, 2009. Dave was a successful competitive powerlifter for over two decades. He trained with Louie Simmons at Westside Barbell Club. His best back squat was 930lbs, bench 610lbs, and deadlift 740lbs. Tate is a powerlifting specialist, and he doesn’t claim to be anything else.

In this series on the deadlift, Tate offers a simplified… Continue Reading

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Boz and Todd: On The Road Again

By Adrian Bozman and Todd Widman

In Coaching, Exercises, Videos

July 16, 2009

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Boz and Todd take their act on the road to Rainier CrossFit, in Pullayup, WA where they are joined by Lisa Ray of CrossFit Flagstaff in this video by CrossFit by Overload. After some banter, the three trainers decide to instruct an all-female class on how to do double-unders.

Many people get tripped up by double-unders because they think too much and jump too soon. The rhythm from regular jumps should… Continue Reading

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The Quest for 100 Pull-ups

By Chris Spealler

In Athletes, Exercises, Videos

July 08, 2009

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Chris Spealler got 100 consecutive pull-ups on his first attempt on video with Sevan Matossian and Carey Peterson. Or so he thought.

No one counted for Chris, and when they reviewed the tape, he had only done 99.

Ten days later, at the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Summit, Chris tried again. His hands ripped so bad, the dripping blood became too slippery and he fell off the bar at 97 reps.

He tried… Continue Reading

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How to Lift Heavy Balls

By Rob Orlando

In Exercises, Videos

July 08, 2009

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Rob Orlando, owner of Hybrid Athletics in Stamford, CT, will be competing in the 2009 CrossFit Games even though he has never done Fight Gone Bad or Cindy. Rob is a strongman who began CrossFitting only about a year ago. At 5’ 8” and 196 lb. Rob hates Murph and loves double King Kong. His 1RM deadlift is 600 lb. Rob can press 254 lb., back squat 475 lb. and clean over 300 lb.

In this video, Rob… Continue Reading

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Spanish Squat

By Maggie Dabe

In Exercises, Videos

July 02, 2009

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Maggie Dabe from CrossFit Fairfax is one of CrossFit HQ’s traveling seminar trainers. She is originally from Ecuador, and explains our standard cues and faults for the air squat entirely in Spanish.

This is our first venture into foreign language instruction in a video. For a video containing similar content in English, see Andy Stumpf’s Simulated Level 2 Test. The rest of the core nine movements will be included in this series.

Maggie Dabe… Continue Reading

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You Be The Trainer, #1

By Adrian Bozman, Tony Budding, Chris Spealler, E.C. Synkowski

In CrossFit, Exercises

June 12, 2009

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Tony Budding created a hypothetical client and a proposed workout to challenge the programming skills of Adrian (Boz) Bozman, Chris Spealler and E.C. Synkowski. Find out what these top trainers think of the WOD and share your opinion.

Steve is 42-year-old banker and has been CrossFitting for six months. He can do most of the main-site WODs as prescribed—some of them just barely. Steve often scales workouts back a little so he can… Continue Reading

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