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In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

October 31, 2010

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Join gymnast Carl Paoli, Kim Bozman and HQ trainer Adrian (Boz) Bozman as they teach handstand fundamentals by applying gymnastics to elite CrossFit skills.

In Part 1, learn how to stabilize your handstand through the hollow-body position. According to Paoli, one of the misconceptions with the hollow-body position is that it is “closed down.” Paoli says: “It’s actually the most neutral position that we can possibly… Continue Reading

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Rope Climbing Techniques: Legless Rope Climb

By Adrian Bozman and Carl Paoli

In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

October 21, 2010

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Want a great exercise for developing upper-body strength? Try legless rope climbing.

HQ trainer Adrian (Boz) Bozman can teach you how to progress from beginner to advanced legless climbing. While less technical than other climbing techniques, legless climbing is still extremely challenging and translates well to strength-demanding movements such as the strict muscle-up.

Join Sevan Matossian as he films Boz, Carl Paoli and Kim Bozman demonstrating the legless rope climb at San… Continue Reading

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In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

October 14, 2010

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Have a box? You can learn levers.

Think that’s great? Find out what Carl Paoli can teach you to do with rings and parallel bars.

Paoli is an elite gymnast and coach at San Francisco CrossFit who also runs his own practice called Naka Athletics. Today, Paoli teaches us how to develop handstand walks on top of parallel bars, forward and backward rolls on the rings, and levers on a box. Each elite modality consists of basic skills… Continue Reading

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Rope-Climbing Techniques: The Spanish Wrap

By Adrian Bozman with Carl Paoli and Kim Bozman

In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Reference, Videos

October 13, 2010

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What do egg-beaters have to do with rope climbing? Let HQ trainer Adrian (Boz) Bozman show you as he teaches rope-climbing basics. On location in San Francisco, Calif., Sevan Matossian films Adrian, Kim Bozman and elite gymnast Carl Paoli as they demonstrate “the Spanish wrap.”

In this beginner technique, the dominant leg wraps around the rope, and the rope is secured by stepping on it with the free leg. From there, Boz says… Continue Reading

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In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

October 06, 2010

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Carl Paoli is an elite gymnast and coach at San Francisco CrossFit who also runs his own practice called Naka Athletics. Today, Paoli teaches us how the hollow-body position and mushroom training can help your CrossFit movements.

The hollow-body position allows for trunk stability, which is synonymous with the key CrossFit concept of midline stabilization, and the position can translate into elite skills like freestanding handstands and freestanding handstand… Continue Reading

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In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

September 28, 2010

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Did you ever imagine that your knees-to-elbows skills can translate into a backflip, or that a muscle-up can help you climb walls? Let Carl Paoli teach you how.

Paoli is an elite gymnast and coach at San Francisco CrossFit, and he also runs his own practice called Naka Athletics. In Part 1, Paoli teaches us the backflip, saying, “It’s actually one of the easiest tricks in the book.” Paoli almost makes the backflip look simple as he breaks it… Continue Reading

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In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

April 16, 2010

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Leif Edmundson and Hollis Molloy from CrossFit Santa Cruz looked at the cost of new gymnastics parallel bars (approximately $2,500 plus shipping) and decided to make their own. Less than $500 and a couple of days later, the gym had functional P-bars.

Tony Budding talks with Leif at the end of the first day of a Coaches Prep Course. Leif gives a brief overview of how he and Hollis made the bars and how… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

April 05, 2010

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The muscle-up is one of the most challenging CrossFit movements, and every Level 1 cert is filled with a few roars of joy as athletes finally manage to get themselves locked out above the rings for the first time.

Leo Soubbotine of CrossFit Evolution offers this video featuring several different methods trainers can use to get their athletes to dead-hang straight-arm muscle-ups. With muscle-up rows, band muscle-ups, negatives and kipping muscle-ups… Continue Reading

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