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Spanish Push Press

By Maggie Dabe

In Exercises, Videos

March 20, 2010

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Maggie Dabe from CrossFit Fairfax is one of CrossFit HQ’s traveling seminar trainers. Originally from Ecuador, she explains our standard cues and faults for the push press entirely in Spanish.

The push press is the bridge between the strict press and the push jerk, and it takes the same set-up as the press and then adds in quick and powerful hip extension to create elevation on the bar. By using a… Continue Reading

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Learning the Muscle-Up

By Jason Khalipa

In Exercises, Videos

February 19, 2010

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Most CrossFitters know Jason Khalipa as the 2008 CrossFit Games champ or the owner of CrossFit Santa Clara—but he’s also an HQ trainer.

In this video, Jason puts the barbell down and teaches the muscle-up to an athlete named Ranbir, who’s just new to CrossFit but has the raw skills needed for the difficult movement. After taking Ranbir through a series of progressions, Khalipa gets the athlete on the rings for an… Continue Reading

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Log Grace at Rainier CrossFit

By Kurtis Bowler, Dan Castillo and Todd Widman

In Exercises, Videos, Workouts

February 13, 2010

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“Dear Jesus!” pretty much sums up Todd Widman’s first impressions of doing Grace with a strongman log at Rainier CrossFit.

With instruction from Kurtis Bowler and Dan Castillo, Widman catches on very quickly, learning that one of the keys is to avoid a perfectly upright torso during the push-press/jerk portion of the movement. Because a strongman log is far bigger than a barbell, you actually have to lean back during the… Continue Reading

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In Exercises, Reference, Rest Day/Theory, Videos

February 10, 2010

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In front of a chalkboard for a discussion on exercise theory, Coach Greg Glassman suggests midline stability isn’t just about safety. It’s also about performance.

Think of the midline as your “transmission”: a solid midline allows you to transfer force efficiently, while a weak midline results in lost force, decreased power and inefficient movement. Keeping your core tight is absolutely critical if you want to achieve elite performances in CrossFit WODs.

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Learning the Front Lever

By Jeff Tucker

In Exercises, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

February 08, 2010

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When Jeff Tucker speaks, he’s passing on two decades of gymnastics instruction—delivered in a friendly southern drawl, of course.

At CrossFit Gymnastics Certifications, Tucker demystifies movements that seem impossible at first, and he emphasizes how the focused strength development in gymnastics movements will carry over and help athletes meet the core stability demands of CrossFit training. Training aside, the ability to move one’s body weight effortlessly and with… Continue Reading

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Spanish Press

By Maggie Dabe

In Exercises, Videos

February 02, 2010

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

The press is the foundation for all overhead movements. With the feet under the hips, the athlete will grip the bar just outside shoulder width. The elbows will be down and slightly in front of the bar, and the entire body should be… Continue Reading

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Hip Prep

By Kelly Starrett

In Coaching, Exercises, Videos

January 09, 2010

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“Pigs on ice skates” and “groiners”—two keys to a great warm-up for the hips.

During a visit to CrossFit Santa Cruz, physical therapist and affiliate owner Kelly Starrett helps a group of athletes warm up their hips in preparation for a workout featuring squatting.

Kelly starts with some basic air squats before incorporating very light stretching and moving on to dynamic movements that slowly warm up the joints and increase the range of motion. A… Continue Reading

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Spanish Med-Ball Clean

By Maggie Dabe

In Exercises, Videos

January 06, 2010

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Maggie Dabe from CrossFit Fairfax is one of CrossFit HQ’s traveling seminar trainers. Originally from Ecuador, she explains our standard cues and faults for the med-ball clean entirely in Spanish.

The med-ball clean builds upon the sumo deadlift high pull by teaching an athlete how to explosively elevate an object and then drop underneath it to receive the load in a rack position. The med-ball clean itself is a gateway… Continue Reading

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