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Air Squat with Sebastian

By Sebastian Rieder

In Coaching, Exercises, Videos

February 28, 2011

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Sebastian Rieder is a Level 1 staff member out of CrossFit Vienna. He shares how he found CrossFit and how CrossFit has changed his life. For him, one of the most profound changes CrossFit has brought is improved health.

“I haven’t been ill, like I’ve had no flu, no sickness, no nothing for, like, three and half years now since I changed my diet a bit,” he says. “It’s just the whole thing. I’m hooked.”

Rieder coaches… Continue Reading

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The Couch Stretch

By Jami Tikkanen

In Exercises, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries, Videos

February 26, 2011

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“It turns out that even top athletes who are really really good at what they do they still need to stretch,” says seminar team member Jami Tikkanen of Thames CrossFit. He addresses tight hip issues he identified in one of the seminar attendees, Diego Derscentis, a professional soccer player in Europe.

Tikkanen shows Derscentis a series of stretches taught by mobility guru Kelly Starrett. Beginning with Starrett’s classic couch stretch, Tikkanen adds two more versions to… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Exercises, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

February 19, 2011

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Training gymnastics skills like the pistol requires some creativity and change in perspective. Join Carl Paoli, owner of Naka Athletics and a trainer at San Francisco CrossFit, as he shares his tips for working on the movement.

In Part 1, Paoli focuses on squatting mechanics to create a stable, powerful base for the pistol.

“Ideally, when we are under really heavy loads, what we want to do is add tension or add torque… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit Endurance, Exercises, Videos

February 16, 2011

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Join CrossFit Endurance swimming coaches Brian Nabeta and Chris Michelmore at De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif., as they apply their endurance specialty to swimming.

In Part 3, the athletes continue learning three-quarter swimming in the classroom and in the pool. Michelmore emphasizes being patient in waiting for your hand to get to the third quadrant before switching your lead hand.

“I’m trying to teach the patience in this three-quarter… Continue Reading

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The Reverse Hyper: Part 2

By Kelly Starrett

In Coaching, Exercises, Videos

February 11, 2011

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Strength legend Louie Simmons swears by the reverse-hyper machine he invented after breaking his back. In this two-part video, Kelly Starrett explains why the device works and why you might want to put it in your gym.

In Part 2, Starrett explains how you should use the machine. The goal isn’t to drive hard right out of the bottom but rather to let momentum elevate the weights before the muscles engage to finish the… Continue Reading

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Climb This Way

By Adam Neiffer

In Coaching, Exercises, Videos

February 05, 2011

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The rope climb in the last event of the 2010 CrossFit Games derailed some top competitors who didn’t have the technique to scale it efficiently. Some had spent plenty of time on the rope and made short work of it, while others had left it out of their training regime and struggled.

If you’re Rich Froning Jr.—second fittest man on earth—you’d probably just scale the thing with no hands, but even he’d admit that proper… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Exercises, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

January 30, 2011

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At the Rogue Vs. Again Faster Throwdown held in Lake Tahoe, Calif., Chris Spealler had the chance to coach at CrossFit Avalanche. Here’s his crash course in the butterfly kipping pull-up.

“It’s just like pedaling a bike, but backwards,” Spealler says.

Starting from a dead hang, Spealler teaches the foot movement of the butterfly kip.

“Heels to the butt is like the loaded gun,” he says. “This is what makes me go up.”

According to Spealler, the key… Continue Reading

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The Reverse Hyper: Part 1

By Kelly Starrett

In Exercises, Powerlifting, Videos

January 27, 2011

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Strength legend Louie Simmons swears by the reverse-hyper machine he invented after breaking his back. In this two-part video, Kelly Starret explains why the device works and why you might want to put it in your gym.

According to Starrett, the reverse hyper helps people figure out how to stabilize the body while moving the hip independently. It can also come in handy if you want to get an injured athlete doing hip… Continue Reading

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