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The CrossFit Tour, Kiwi Style

By Michael McCoy and Torin Simpson

In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

February 28, 2014

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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

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Offline, Episode 4: The “Knees Out” Cue

By Russell Berger and Noor Greene

In Coaching, ExPhysiology, HD Videos

February 22, 2014

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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.

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The Test of Fitness

By Heber Cannon and Jonathan Glancy

In CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

February 20, 2014

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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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In HD Videos

February 18, 2014

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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.

“I wanna see some biceps,” Heke said, coaching CrossFit Games athletes Jason Khalipa and Scott Panchik through a newly created haka for… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

February 16, 2014

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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

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In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

February 14, 2014

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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.

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In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

February 07, 2014

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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

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In Competition, CrossFit, HD Videos

February 06, 2014

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There have been four competitions at CrossFit 707 in Benicia, Calif. Rosemary Matossian has participated in all of them.

The 69-year-old started CrossFit two years ago, following the lead of her son—CrossFit HQ video journalist Sevan Matossian.

“So in the beginning I only went twice a week, sometimes less. I had to force myself to go. And then a couple months ago, I started going three times a week,” she tells her son as he films… Continue Reading

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