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The American Swing

By Jeff Martone

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Kettlebells, Reference

October 25, 2012

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After drilling good mechanics and a strong hip drive, it’s time to go overhead, says kettlebell guru Jeff Martone at this CrossFit Kettlebell Trainer Course at Progressive F.O.R.C.E. CrossFit in Las Vegas.

It’s called the American swing and should be introduced after the Russian swing and the power swing, he says.

“It should float up,” Martone explains. “I’m actually using my lats to stop it overhead.”

If the hips are not generating… Continue Reading

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Expanding CrossFit NYC

By Josh Newman

In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

October 24, 2012

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In 2005, CrossFit NYC started as a workout club, meeting a couple of times a week in Central Park.

Once it got cold outside, owners found a Globo Gym where they could work out for $5 a head. Then they got kicked out.

“We were too loud and crazy,” explains co-owner Josh Newman. “The other problem is we unintentionally stole personal-training clients.”

All told, CrossFit NYC got kicked out of about five gyms over the… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, HD Videos, The CrossFit Life

October 23, 2012

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Matt Lodin started doing CrossFit just out of college at a 24-Hour Fitness. He focused on power cleans and other “explosive stuff” he learned about as a collegiate lacrosse player.

“I got kicked out for being too loud and having chalk,” Lodin says.

So he joined CrossFit East County in El Cajon, Calif., making the 25-minute drive from San Diego. Shortly thereafter, CrossFit Pacific Beach opened across from his neighborhood grocery… Continue Reading

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Cowboy CrossFit’s Kids Camp

By Laura Bradrick and Troy Willis

In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos, Kids

October 22, 2012

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In Roseburg, Ore., parents clamored for a summer program that would entertain their children.

Troy Willis, owner of Cowboy CrossFit, was happy to oblige.

Willis “decided to put on a little kids camp and see how many kids we could get into the community of CrossFit,” he explains.

The fitness camp doesn’t just focus on CrossFit movements but also nutrition, community and academics, Willis says.

Another objective is simply to make… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

October 21, 2012

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So maybe she’s not the best coach in the entire world, Azadeh Boroumand jokingly admits. With three Regional competitions under her belt and an 18th-place finish at this year’s Reebok CrossFit Games, the 27-year-old recently attended the Coach’s Prep Course at NorCal CrossFit in Santa Clara, Calif., to improve her skills as a coach.

“I think sometimes as high-level athletes or somebody who’s been coaching for a long… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, HD Videos, Olympic Lifts, Reference

October 20, 2012

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Olympic-weightlifting coach Mike Burgener says the three snatch positions are the high hang, mid-thigh and floor.

While the weight is somewhat balanced in the foot in the start position, the weight moves back toward the heels very quickly after the bar breaks the ground.

“The knees start everything, and the weight, in my opinion, should be 55 (percent), 45 (percent) and then shifted back immediately once the bar is lifted,” he explains… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

October 19, 2012

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Chef Nick Massie shows you how to whip up Alaskan king crab, lobster tail, scallops, shrimp and cod for a seafood bouillabaisse.

“It’s a French seafood stew with tomato broth,” he explains. “This is the kind of food that I get excited about.”

Also among the ingredients: white wine, clam juice, diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, celery, leeks, garlic and roasted garlic oil. Massie creates the broth in… Continue Reading

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Back on the Board

By Danny Dean and Jason Speck

In HD Videos

October 18, 2012

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After Danny Dean broke his neck eight years ago, he was only able to use 20 percent of his right side. Physical therapists told him whatever movement he regained in the next 18 months would be the most he would ever have. The former competitive wakeboarder became resigned to his fate.

Then his wife started doing CrossFit.

Thus far, there hasn’t been a week in which Dean hasn’t seen improvement under the watchful eye of … Continue Reading

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