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In HD Videos, Nutrition

November 02, 2012

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Chef Nick Massie shows you how to braise meat osso buco style. The Italian specialty involves veal shanks braised with vegetables, white wine and broth. In Italian, “osso buco” means “bone with a hole.”

Massie begins by pouring olive oil in a pot and adding four salted veal shanks.

“You want to get these as seared as possible on all sides,” says Massie, who runs PaleoNick.com.

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In Coaching, CrossFit Endurance, HD Videos

November 01, 2012

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At the CrossFit Endurance Trainer Course, Doug Katona talks about coaching tools for running. In this video, he highlights positioning.

To keep it simple, think of dropping the foot underneath the hips then pulling it right back up.

“A lot of people, when they start to learn the proper mechanics, they really want to focus on landing here and pulling. But you almost see them kind of bounding down the… Continue Reading

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Back Tuck Progressions

By Laurie Galassi

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Gymnast and CrossFit coach Laurie Galassi of CrossFit Santa Cruz breaks down a movement that causes a lot of jitters and requires a safety-first approach: the back tuck.

Galassi notes that while being able to power-clean your body weight might indicate some of the physical attributes needed for a back tuck, a clean provides little of the “air sense” needed to perform the gymnastics skill. Progressions are the key to safe learning.

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In CrossFit, HD Videos

October 30, 2012

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Christine Pereira was unhappy. At 270 lb., she felt trapped. Literally.

“Before CrossFit, I was miserable by being in a body that I felt didn’t match my inside,” Pereira explains. “Everything was impossible. Everything was difficult … just every day, going up the stairs. I was truly unhappy.”

Pereira also felt helpless. She would browse magazines, thinking there was no way she could ever be as slim as the models pictured.

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Meet Stephane Rochet

By Stephane Rochet

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In college, Stephane Rochet got up at 3:30 in the morning to help out at Ohio University’s weight room with Ethan Reeve, who was the strength coach.

“Just one of the lucky breaks in my life,” Rochet says. “(He) was an absolute genius.”

He adds: “That’s when I knew this is what I wanted to do.”

Today, Rochet is the head strength and conditioning coach at the University of San Diego and part of CrossFit’s Level 1… Continue Reading

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Preppin’ for the Week

By Chris Martirano

In HD Videos, Nutrition

October 28, 2012

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Chris Martirano goes grocery shopping every weekend. When he gets back, it’s all about cooking for the week.

“I try to prepare all my food for the entire week. That way when I come home from the gym or from work, I don’t have to worry about cooking anything or putting anything together,” says the member of Patriot CrossFit in Arlington, Va.

In Part 1, Martirano takes you through what he cooks to follow the… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos

October 27, 2012

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When the T.C. Williams High School Crew first took to the Potomac River in 1947, there were only a handful of teams in the area. Today, there are 33 teams and several thousand student athletes.

Likewise, competition has gotten steeper, requiring T.C. Williams high-school athletes to do more than just train on the erg in the winter months. But with limited space at the Alexandria, Va., high school, coaches turned to nearby CrossFit… Continue Reading

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Fight For Mike

By Various

In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

October 26, 2012

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In October 2011, Mike Hart won the Mid-Atlantic Hopper competition’s masters division at CrossFit BWI in Maryland. A year later, he’s using a walker and has difficulty speaking because of an unidentified neuro-degenerative disease.

“The doctors haven’t been able to identify what it is,” explains his brother, Joe. “He’s going through treatment after treatment after treatment.”

So at Hart’s box, CrossFit Oldtown in Alexandria, Va., members created Fight… Continue Reading

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