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In Exercises, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

February 08, 2009

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Jeff Tucker from GSX Athletics presents his muscle-up training progression. Jeff is the coach for the CrossFit Gymnastics certification seminar.

The first step is to have competency in a stable environment, such as with a bar dip. Then you should be able to hold a stable support on the rings. Next is the ring dip. Only when this can be performed comfortably should the rest of the muscle-up progression… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Games, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Radio

January 27, 2009

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This is the 25th episode of CrossFit Radio, which aired at 6pm PST on January 26th, 2009.

0:00 Intro
2:00 Jeff Tucker from GSX Athletics
51:00 Call out to newbies
54:00 Comment of the week from Bingo

Jeff talked about his background and how he went from football to bull riding to gymnastics, and how he found CrossFit. They discussed what to expect at a gymnastics cert and why, including the fundamental gymnastic… Continue Reading

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In Archive, Audio, Gymnastics/Tumbling

January 03, 2009

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CrossFit Live was Dave Young’s version of CrossFit Radio from 2005 and 2006. This is the fifth episode from July 10th, 2005 with Roger Harrell of CrossFit Marin. Pictured are Roger and Nicole Carroll from the gymnastics seminar mentioned in the show on August 14, 2005.

Roger talks about his background and the problem of USA Gymnastics being focused primarily on super-elite performance. Instead, Roger promotes an “Everyman’s… Continue Reading

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In Gymnastics/Tumbling

August 01, 2008

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Questions I constantly hear from folks out there in the world of CrossFit are: Why should I train gymnastics? Why should I, of all people, attend a gymnastics certification? And what exactly will I learn that will be useful? This sentiment, expressed by a woman from Texas, is common: "I mean, all I can do is a mediocre handstand and I can't tumble. I always wanted to do gymnastics as a… Continue Reading

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In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

July 01, 2008

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Being able to balance one's inverted body on the hands is a lost skill in mainstream fitness today, but its benefits make it more than worth taking the time to master. Obviously, training handstands improves balance and increases shoulder strength," but, says Greg Glassman, "ending the analysis there doesn't speak to the singularly unique advantages" of such training for increasing "proprioception and core strength that other protocols cannot… Continue Reading

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In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

June 01, 2008

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The crew from GSX Athletics continues their coaching session on pull-up-bar drills and techniques. This month, they look at some more rarefied powerful pull-up variations. They work mostly on dynos (hopping between different-height bars) but also have some fun with clapping pull-ups, one-handed kipping pull-ups, and other monkeylike tricks. Try these at home! (With a spotter, please....)

Jeff Tucker (just "Tucker" to most folks) is a retired 20-year member of the Fort… Continue Reading

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In Gymnastics/Tumbling

May 01, 2008

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In my last article (CrossFit Journal 67, March 2008), I talked about ways to scale down CrossFit workouts for beginners by using rings. This month we will be scaling up the difficulty of workouts for advanced athletes. There is absolutely no limit to how hard things can get on the rings. (There are a few moves in the Olympic gymnastics repertoire that even the best ringmen in the world cannot do.) So there… Continue Reading

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In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

May 01, 2008

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Gymnastics, as Coach Glassman says, "has no peer among training modalities" for developing the four neurological components of the ten physical skills that comprise real fitness--coordination, accuracy agility, and balance. These skills and the basic body control and complex movement patterns that gymnastics requires and develops are a critical part of full CrossFit programming, but they can seem intimidating or mysterious to those of us… Continue Reading

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