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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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Operation Pull for Hope

By Gillian Mounsey

In Athletes, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

December 19, 2009

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CrossFit is about fitness and community, and Gillian Mounsey proved that on Nov. 14 at CrossFit Long Island City.

Performing 100 muscle-ups as part of her Operation Pull for Hope, Mounsey managed to raise over $53,000 for Hope for the Warriors. Those funds will be used by the charity to help servicepeople and their families who have been challenged by injuries or deaths in the line of duty.

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In Gymnastics/Tumbling

November 21, 2009

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Many CrossFitters struggle with gymnastics movements, so Leo Soubbotine has developed a warm-up program designed to put you on the path to muscle-ups, handstand push-ups—and beyond.

The idea of a gymnastics warm-up has been stuck in my head for a long time. And because I’m a “born gymnast”—6’4” and over 200 lb.—and in love with all things gymnastics, the natural way was to figure out the details, test… Continue Reading

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In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

November 15, 2009

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What does a back tuck have to do with Olympic lifting or Fran?

According to Jeff Tucker of GSX Athletics, the answer is, “A lot.”

Gymnastics is all about efficiently moving your body with strength and power, and improvements in your gymnastics movements will often bring about impressive gains in other aspects of CrossFit. That’s probably why Greg Glassman made gymnastics one of the foundations of CrossFit and reintroduced the rings to the fitness world.

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Training the Muscle-Up

By Jeff Tucker

In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

November 04, 2009

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Athletes who have been in that frustrating no man’s land between ring pull-up and ring dip have heard a multitude of cues shouted as they struggle through the transition with kicking legs and T-rex arms. Some cues are more helpful than others, and many athletes find themselves baffled by the instructions and completely frustrated by the muscle-up.

Jeff Tucker of GSX Athletics teaches the movement with athletes starting on their knees. That way they can… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 90

By Justin Judkins

In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Radio

October 22, 2009

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CrossFit Thrive owner Max Shippee is also the strength and conditioning coach for the L.A. Temptation. Shippee appeared on the show alongside Brittainie De Garbott, the Lingerie Football League’s leading receiver. Jeff Tucker, Gymnastic Cert instructor and owner of GSX CrossFit, also joined Justin on Episode 90 of CrossFit Radio, webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009.

3:57 Affiliate owner Max Shippee and Brittainie De… Continue Reading

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In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

October 21, 2009

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Trust Jeff Tucker of GSX Athletics to serve up a challenging gymnastics movement like it’s a shot of Irish whiskey.

At a Gymnastics Cert held Aug. 29-30, 2009, at Elite 400/CrossFit Northern Ireland, Tucker uses John Brown (CrossFit Agoge) and Michelle Benedict (CrossFit Fort Bragg) to demonstrate several ways to scale the iron cross while you build up the strength needed to complete the full movement.

By reaching through the straps and grabbing the rings from… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

September 19, 2009

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The Irish are literally head over heels for Jeff Tucker of GSX Athletics.

Leaving the Lone Star State for the Emerald Isle, Tucker visited Elite 400/CrossFit Northern Island on Aug. 29-30, 2009, for a cert at the site of the Europe Regional Qualifier for the CrossFit Games.

During the cert, Tucker taught an athlete named Helzy how to do the back tuck by taking her through several progressions before spotting her as she performed the movement… Continue Reading

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