The recommended prerequisites for a backward roll to support on the rings are a strict muscle-up and a deep ring push-up, according to Dusty Hyland of Dogtown CrossFit.
“The backward roll is literally just a pull-over on the dynamic apparatus of the rings,” he explains.
The first step is employing the false grip, Hyland says.
“If you have a strict muscle-up, that’s a great pre-req. It sets your wrist above the ring, where you’re going to receive… Continue Reading
What’s scarier? Bungee jumping or a heavy Fran?
“Oh, I’d rather do that,” says CrossFit Inc. videographer Jordan Gravatt, pointing to the bridge from where he just bungee jumped.
At the January CrossFit Tour stop in New Zealand, not only did attendees leap off a bridge while tethered to a glorified rubber band, but they also partook in white-water rafting, workouts and a bit of “post-workout refreshment.”
On the first night, Dave Castro… Continue Reading
The topic is the “knees out” cue in this episode of Offline, an unscripted presentation of guests debating controversial subjects in the CrossFit world.
Host Russell Berger welcomes four guests:
- Kelly Starrett, leader of CrossFit Mobility seminars, owner of San Francisco CrossFit, doctor of physical therapy and author of Becoming a Supple Leopard.
- Jacob Tsypkin, owner of CrossFit Monterey.
- Lon Kilgore, professor at the University of West Scotland… Continue Reading
Nearly 12 years ago, CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman defined fitness. In 2007, the first test to find the fittest man and woman on Earth was born: the CrossFit Games.
“It’s as easy as this: if fitness can be defined and measured, then it can be tested, and we can, in turn, find the fittest,” Glassman wrote in 2013 of the CrossFit Games, which started as a small competition between friends and grew into a global battle.
Glassman’s… Continue Reading
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February 18, 2014
When the second-fittest man on Earth asked to film a haka, Henry Heke took it a step further.
The member of CrossFit Hawkes Bay composed a special haka—a traditional ancestral war cry, dance or challenge from New Zealand’s Māori people—for NorCal CrossFit during the mid-January CrossFit Tour stop in the country.
Coaching starts with a game plan, says CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff member and CrossFit Games athlete Rory Zambard. In addition to other elements, that plan should include scaling options for athletes. On this particular day, the focus is on a gymnastics movement.
“So I know people aren’t going to be able to do strict handstand push-ups—head touching the floor. ... So I came in knowing three or four different scaling… Continue Reading
When Daniel Rodriguez arrived at Chicago Bulls College Preparatory High School, he wasn’t a top student, he wasn’t the most athletic, and he was afraid of public speaking.
But he knew he “needed to improve in a lot of areas and was never afraid to do so,” says Jason Ronai, assistant principal at Chicago Bulls College Prep.
Now Rodriguez is headed to the University of Wisconsin in Madison and has taken the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course.
When it comes to the clean, it’s all about fully opening the hips.
In other words, “violently extend the hip,” says Jesse Ward, a member of CrossFit’s Level 1 Seminar Staff and a coach at CrossFit Lynnwood in Washington state.
To drive home the point, he has athletes throw medicine balls backward. It’s a simple but creative drill the ebullient Ward uses to help athletes identify and focus on one critical part… Continue Reading