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Overhead Is Rising

By Bill Starr

In Exercises, Olympic Lifts, Powerlifting

November 07, 2008

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Coach Bill Starr is a legend in the strength and conditioning world. He was Mark Rippetoe's coach in the 70s, who has this to say about him.

Bill Starr is the author of the books The Strongest Shall Survive: Strength Training for Football, Defying Gravity, and thousands of magazine articles. He was the editor of Bob Hoffman's Strength and Health, Joe Weider's Muscle Builder, and a nationally-ranked Olympic weightlifter… Continue Reading

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By the end of 2004, it was clear that there was a growing demand for CrossFit certification seminars. In early 2005, they were three-day events that began to include specialists like Coach Mike Burgener. This video is from the first day of the Santa Cruz cert that ran from Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 17, 2005.

Coach Glassman describes the role and importance of squatting in life and fitness… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Exercises, Kids, Videos

October 06, 2008

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Jeff Martin shows his progression for teaching young kids how to air squat in this video captured at the CrossFit Kids certification seminar on July 28, 2008.

Kids are not just little adults. They don’t think about their bodies the way adults do, so they don’t respond to the same cues. Uniformity, repetition, visual, kinesthetic, and audio cuing are all necessary for teaching kids. Compound that with the… Continue Reading

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The Boz and Todd Experience - Episode 1, Part 2

By Adrian Bozman & Todd Widman

In Coaching, Exercises, Videos

September 29, 2008

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Adrian Bozman and Todd Widman are two of CrossFit’s top trainers. They spend a significant portion of their time traveling around the country working the CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 certification seminars.

In this episode, we catch them in a visit to CrossFit Flood, where they do two private training sessions and one group class. This Part 2 focuses on Boz’s training of Tatum Lehman. Tatum was struggling with her Oly-lifts. Boz… Continue Reading

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Training the Pistol

By Adrian Bozman

In Exercises, Reference, Videos

April 01, 2008

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Adrian Bozman of San Francisco CrossFit covers the basic pistol (one-legged squat), modifications, and assists. He teaches several progressions and tactics for working toward success, for those who aren't yet able to do a full pistol unassisted.

He also presents, and demonstrates, some more challenging weighted variations, for those who are already solid on the fundamental move: single weight in front, asymmetrical load, one weight on each shoulder, and… Continue Reading

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On the Safety and Efficacy of Overhead Lifting

By Rippetoe, Kilgore, Starrett, et. al

In Exercises

March 01, 2008

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This month we respond to the oft-heard conjecture that lifting overhead is inherently dangerous--i.e., that it is destructive of the shoulder. Conjecture, by definition, is required neither to comport with fact nor to offer testable proposition, and, as such, it is a ready vehicle for those limited in the skills, focus, or desire required to give thoughtful examination on any topic. (See "Conjecture, Hypothesis, Theory, Law… Continue Reading

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In Exercises

February 01, 2008

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Although we CrossFitters do our share of both heavy slow lifts and Olympic lifts, where grip plays an important role, grip is probably not something many of us actively focus on training. But grip strength is no less important to us than to full-time powerlifters, Olympic lifters, strongmen, or grapplers. In fact, the nature of our broad training approach means that we have a greater need for healthy hands and… Continue Reading

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In Exercises

December 01, 2007

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To receive the maximum benefits from your jump rope training sessions, you'll want to follow the four steps of my jump rope system (preparation, intermediate, conditioning, and sports training phases) for safe progression. This will be especially important when we reach the high-intensity jump rope training programs for developing superior fitness and increasing competitive advantages in time and space that I will discuss in… Continue Reading

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