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CrossFit Radio Episode 171

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 171 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Butcher’s Lab coach Frederik Aegidius and CrossFit Clitheroe owner Anthony Cross. Jeff Tucker was also interviewed on the show. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 11, 2011.

4:15 Butcher’s Lab is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Head coach and owner Frederik Aegidius came on the show to talk about programming to incorporate more of a strength… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

May 06, 2011

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Dusty Hyland, an instructor at DogTown CrossFit, teams up with David St. Pierre, a former member of the U.S. Gymnastics Team, to teach the back kip or backward roll on the rings. According to Hyland, the movement is “another functional movement to get from the hang position on the rings to support.”

This is an advanced gymnastics movement with a prerequisite of three strict muscle-ups. The technique required includes a secure false… Continue Reading

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The Gymnastics Solution

By Thomas (Dusty) Hyland with Jeff Tucker

In Gymnastics/Tumbling

May 04, 2011

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Dusty Hyland and Jeff Tucker offer some advice to CrossFitters aspiring to learn new gymastics movements.

The CrossFit Journal will be presenting a series of articles where Jeff Tucker teaches several gymnastics movements and explains the strength pre-requisites for those movements.

In this introduction, Dusty Hyland and Tucker talk about why it’s important to build up slowly when learning new gymnastics movements that can place new stress on the body.

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The Position: Part 2—The Burpee

By Kelly Starrett and Carl Paoli

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This video series provides a fresh look at skill-transfer exercises and midline stability, combining the powers of Kelly Starrett and gymnast Carl Paoli. Both San Francisco CrossFit coaches add their expertise to refine basic CrossFit movements with the aim of improving power output.

In Part 2, the burpee is refined as a skill-transfer exercise.

“Here is another classic CrossFit exercise that ends up being a fantastic conditioning tool,” Starrett says.

The straight jump of the burpee demonstrates “The… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

April 06, 2011

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“It’s not just a cool party trick where you get free beer on Saturday night, although I’ve won some free beer on this,” Jeff Tucker says. “It’s a different way to load up your core. It’s a different way to find balance.”

At the Again Faster Summit recently held at CrossFit New England, CrossFit gymnastics coach Jeff Tucker takes the athletes through straddle handstands.

Jessica Pamanian, the fourth-place finisher at the 2010 CrossFit Games, is the first to… Continue Reading

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The Position: Part 1—The Double-Under

By Kelly Starrett and Carl Paoli

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This video series provides a fresh look at skill-transfer exercises and midline stability, combining the powers of Kelly Starrett and gymnast Carl Paoli. Both San Francisco CrossFit coaches add their expertise to refine basic CrossFit movements with the aim of improving power output.

“The goal is to take the very basic things that we do that are simple to see and understand and then translate them into the fun stuff,” Paoli says.

According to Starrett, the easiest way… Continue Reading

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Muscle-Up Progressions

By Carl Paoli

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Join Carl Paoli of San Francisco CrossFit and Naka Athletics as he coaches SFCF athlete Lucas Robinson through progressions for developing a powerful and efficient muscle-up.

The muscle-up is one of CrossFit’s more advanced gymnastics movements, but its roots start in basic body positioning and the kipping pull-up. With the kipping pull-up, Paoli seeks straight-legged global flexion and extension to generate the most power… 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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