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Pose-Running Drills: Lean and Pull

By Eric Maciel and Tyson Oldroyd

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The human body is no different than a wheel and must function by the same laws of physics, says Brian MacKenzie of CrossFit Endurance.

To get the body trained in this manner, MacKenzie runs a group of athletes through a series of drills at CrossFit HQ in Scotts Valley, Calif. The first uses sets of hops and then “leaning hops” to help the athletes understand gravity’s role in running. Another drill involves leaning forward and focusing on… Continue Reading

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Constantly Varied Kitchen: Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

By Marston Sawyers, Nick Massie and Julian Marquez

In HD Videos, Nutrition

January 30, 2014

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If you’re searching for an alterative breakfast with a kick, let chef Nick Massie show you how to create bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers.

“It’s essentially a jalapeño popper full of sweet potatoes and shrimp and then wrapped up in bacon,” says Massie, who runs PaleoNick.com. “You can eat ’em hot or cold.

The ingredients are simple: jalapeños, sweet potatoes, shrimp, bacon, mayo and sriracha sauce.

Massie begins by cutting the jalapeños in half… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

January 29, 2014

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District CrossFit sits just two blocks away from the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C. So when a lone gunman fatally shot 12 people and injured three others on the base on Sept. 16, 2013, operations at the box ground to a halt.

“When it happened, we got, like, literally shut down. We weren’t allowed to leave or do anything. It was really scary and … it just kind of hit home,” said affiliate owner Andrew Killion.

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

January 25, 2014

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Steve Longan was worn out on working out, so he started running with the other guys at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau. But running wasn’t fun for him.

Then a friend told him about CrossFit. Eager to learn more, Longan suddenly found himself up against local athletes Kristan Clever, Katie Hogan and Becca Voigt.

“I didn’t want to say I got beat by a bunch of girls, but I didn’t get beat—I got buried by… Continue Reading

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Constantly Varied Kitchen: Deep-Dish Breakfast Pizza

By Marston Sawyers, Nick Massie and Julian Marquez

In HD Videos, Nutrition

January 22, 2014

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No time for breakfast? No worries. Nick Massie’s sausage breakfast pizza will satiate your hunger.

“This one’s really good for early-morning class or if you just have to get to work and you don’t have time to get up and make breakfast,” says Massie, a chef and CrossFit athlete who runs PaleoNick.com.

“We’ll make this ahead of time, slice it into slices like a pizza, wrap and freeze it, have your breakfast ready for ya.”

You’ll need Italian… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Gymnastics/Tumbling, HD Videos

January 20, 2014

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A bumper plate is a simple tool with which to get an athlete to feel the proper body position needed for a handstand, says CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff member Camille Leblanc-Bazinet.

With a bumper plate held overhead, the athlete will learn to squeeze his butt and bring down the rib cage with the abs, eliminating the excessive lower-back arch often seen in inverted athletes.

“I really like this drill just for that, just to… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Defense, HD Videos

January 19, 2014

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If you’ve got a gun to your back, it might seem like you have few choices that don’t involve prayer and luck.

But Tony Blauer explains it’s all about cooperating with your assailant—at first.

To demonstrate, Blauer, who owns Blauer Tactical Systems and leads the CrossFit Defense courses, plays the victim while CrossFit Media’s Tyson Oldroyd is directly behind him with a fake gun aimed at Blauer’s back. At that point, if you… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos

January 17, 2014

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A little more than one year ago, Harvey Consor was 238 lb.—at 5 foot 4.

When his overweight sister ended up in a nursing home after an unfinished medical procedure, he was done with living in pain.

“I just said to myself, ‘If I want to be with my grandchildren and my children and,’ excuse the expression, ‘grow old gracefully with them, I gotta do something,’” Consor explains.

So he called his daughter Jill Beck on her birthday… Continue Reading

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