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The Toss-Across Dice Game

By Lori Parsons

In Kids

May 15, 2012

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Lori Parsons describes a fun carnival-style game to get your kids moving.

At a carnival, you get a prize if you throw the ball into the right hole.

In this CrossFit Kids game, the prize might be burpees. But don’t worry: your kids will still love it.

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In Coaching, HD Videos, Kids

May 07, 2012

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In this video, Harvey Barnett, founder of Infant Swimming Resource, demonstrates the progression of teaching a child how to save herself in the pool.

He starts with getting the child to learn how to breathe in the water, then he shows her how to hold on to the wall.

“Next, you teach a child to float on the back,” Barnett says, noting you must teach good head orientation.

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In Kids

May 01, 2012

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Alison Patenaude introduces a game designed to prevent kids from sitting on the sidelines while waiting for the next round.

Forget freeze tag. In this variation of the classic game of tag, kids who get tagged have to run a loop and climb a few obstacles to get back into the game.

Who wants to stand around during a game anyway?

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Crunchy Chicken Tenders

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids

April 24, 2012

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Do you want to be the coolest parent around? Then send your kids to school with crunchy chicken tenders in their brown-bag lunch!

While all the other kids are eating soggy chicken tenders from the school lunch lady, your kids will be crunching away on a healthier and tastier version that will be the envy of even the most popular kids.

You just made yourself into the … coolest … parent … ever.

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400 Percent

By Jeff Martin

In Kids, Medical/Injuries

April 23, 2012

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Forcing children into sport-specific training can be detrimental. Jeff Martin explains.

A 400 percent increase—that’s huge.

If we were talking about your deadlift, that would be spectacular. Instead, we’re talking about a 400 percent increase in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in children, according to a February 28 episode of Today.

The rise is largely due to children’s lack of general physical conditioning and the increasing trend toward early sport… Continue Reading

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Pinky and the Bumper

By Mikki Lee Martin

In Kids

April 17, 2012

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The same thing we do every class: help kids have fun taking over the fitness world.

In this game featuring a Pinky Ball and a bumper plate, your kids will learn about accuracy, coordination and strategy—all useful things when planning global (fitness) domination.

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Simply Silly Chicken Tacos

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids

April 10, 2012

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This dish is so simple it’s silly.

All you need is a slow cooker, a little time and a few basic ingredients. You don’t even have to be home to cook it. Just throw the ingredients in the pot, leave, come home and enjoy.

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Strength of Character

By Josh Bunch

In Kids

April 09, 2012

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Seventeen-year-old Darby Nelson has a huge deadlift—and a heart to match.

Recall for a second your adolescent years spent navigating high school. Most of us were self-conscious, overly critical and paranoid to say the least. For many of us, self-doubt was typically a rite of passage on the way to adulthood.

Darby Nelson, on the other hand, lives by a very different code.

Nelson is a 17-year-old CrossFitter training at Hammer… Continue Reading

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