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Running Fundamentals

By Travis Conley and Doug Katona

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To keep it simple, Doug Katona starts this CrossFit Endurance Trainer Course with the three running fundamentals: Pose/position, fall, pull. Katona emphasizes it’s not posture but position at CrossFit Walnut in California.

“So when you run, if you’re not afraid to fall, you’ll be OK,” Katona says.

Fast runners, he adds, have less fear of falling.

The ultimate goal, Katona explains, is to reclaim the correct position as fast as… Continue Reading

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CrossFit and Motocross

By Lance Coury

In Athletes, HD Videos, Sports Applications

October 16, 2012

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At first, professional freestyle motocrosser Lance Coury wasn’t sure if liked CrossFit.

“It was hard to get everything down,” he says.

But after a month, he changed his mind.

“Every time I come home, that’s all I’m talking about after a workout,” Coury says. “Everybody hears about it now.”

The 22-year-old began riding dirt bikes when he was 5 years old. Around 15, he realized he could turn recreation into a career. With a few years of pro… Continue Reading

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October 15, 2012

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When I Am CrossFit opened three years ago, it was one of two affiliates in the Miami area, and owner Mike Osuna recounts having to convince people that they weren’t going to die and they could actually do this type of workout.

These days, the box sees up to 70 people in a class, and there are more than 20 boxes in the area.

“The dynamic has completely changed. It’s not that ‘What is CrossFit?’… Continue Reading

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October 14, 2012

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When Sierra High School P.E. teacher Nick Hobby started CrossFitting nearly six years ago, he would work out after school.

“Gradually, one kid would see what I was doing and they’d come and kind of do it with me—and then another and another,” he says. “After a while, I had like 15 or 20 kids joining me after school in the weight room and on the track, and we were doing WODs together.”

Hobby also owns CrossFit… Continue Reading

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October 13, 2012

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With 500 members at CrossFit NYC, sometimes it’s easiest for coach Will Lanier to remember people by their favorite pie.

“If you have people introduce themselves, tell them your favorite color, your favorite ’80s sitcom, people get to know a little bit more about you,” he explains. “And when it’s like 500 members, it’s easier for me to remember, ‘Oh, that’s Joe who has two kids and likes blueberry pie.’”

Fellow coach Michael… Continue Reading

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In this series, get a sneak peak at Tony Blauer’s Be Your Own Bodyguard seminar hosted by San Francisco CrossFit. Blauer, founder of Blauer Tactical Systems, has been providing seminars to CrossFitters to teach the basics of self-defense and how to implement them through CrossFit.

In Part 8, Blauer talks about elbow and knee strikes. He likens the elbow strike to reaching across your body to grab your seatbelt and put it on.

“Always… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

October 11, 2012

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You have to pass through a host of doors and enter several codes to get into CrossFit Manayunk, located on the fourth floor of a self-storage building.

Like other gyms on an upper floor, CrossFit Manayunk had to get creative to deaden the sound of bouncing barbells. The crew also had the fun task of getting all their equipment upstairs via freight elevator, but the tradeoff is a 5000-square-foot space… Continue Reading

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October 10, 2012

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At CrossFit North Vancouver, babies are welcome. The affiliate has five young families with children all under a year old.

“I think some people might see it as a pain to have some of this stuff going on. For us, it’s a blessing,” says affiliate owner Dave Kitchen, whose daughter, Grace, is nearly a year old. “Being able to raise our child with some other people—kids the same age, the same moral… Continue Reading

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