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In this two-part video, CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman explains the purpose of his program. Fitness throughout life is health, and the CrossFit community is leading the way toward transforming the world’s view of health and people’s ability to achieve it.

“CrossFit is constantly varied, high-intensity functional movement,” says Glassman. At Reebok CrossFit One, Glassman defines CrossFit and fitness and discusses the direction CrossFit is headed.

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Teaching the Pull-up to a Large Group: Part 2

By Adrian Bozman and Lisa Ray

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There are many progressions for learning the kipping pull-up, and different cues will work for different athletes. Join HQ trainers Adrian (Boz) Bozman and Lisa Ray as Boz instructs coaches on his method of teaching the pull-up to a large class.

In Part 2, Boz begins by fielding Michael Giardina’s question about shoulder position. Boz says he wants to stop athletes from “overthinking” the movement, so he speeds it up and keeps the progressions… Continue Reading

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Teaching the Pull-up to a Large Group: Part 1

By Adrian Bozman with Lisa Ray

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There are many progressions for learning the kipping pull-up, and different cues will work for different athletes. Join HQ trainers Adrian (Boz) Bozman and Lisa Ray as Boz instructs coaches on his method of teaching the pull-up to a large class.

Boz begins with an overview of the steps: the swing, the drive, the kip and the return. Then he introduces the whole movement, explaining why it’s useful and functional: it’s more… Continue Reading

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Teaching the Snatch to a Large Group: Part 2

By E.C. Synkowski and Chris Spealler

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Join HQ trainers E.C. Synkowski and Chris Spealler as they continue to show athletes and coaches how to teach the snatch to a large group.

In Part 2, Synkowski drills position transitions from mid-shin to mid-thigh to the jump, emphasizing that the athlete needs to remain over the bar as long as possible before the jump. She spends plenty of time on the set-up for the first pull and circles up the group to… Continue Reading

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Teaching the Snatch to a Large Group: Part 1

By E.C. Synkowski and Chris Spealler

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Join HQ trainers E.C. Synkowski and Chris Spealler as they show athletes and coaches how to teach the snatch to a large group.

Synkowski begins the tutorial by showing how she coaches the snatch. She begins with an introduction to the movement, then starts the progressions to the complex Olympic lift. She bases her coaching progression on Coach Mike Burgener’s Warm-Up, but she takes her time to discuss and drill each step.

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Teaching the Muscle-up to a Large Group: Part 2

By Pat Sherwood, Chuck Carswell and Chris Spealler

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The muscle-up doesn’t have to be some mystical beast tamable only by the elite. Anyone can learn and perform muscle-ups using progressions and scaling. In this video series, learn how HQ trainer Pat Sherwood coaches his athletes through the gymnastics movement.

In Part 2, Sherwood continues his discussion on how to coach athletes through the progressions for a muscle-up. First, he gets his athletes practicing the… Continue Reading

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The muscle-up doesn’t have to be some mystical beast tamable only by the elite. Anyone can learn and perform muscle-ups using progressions and scaling. In this video series, learn how HQ trainer Pat Sherwood coaches his athletes through the gymnastics movement.

In Part 1, Sherwood takes it from the top, starting with a demo from one of the athletes who can perform a dead-hang muscle-up. Then he breaks it down: “There’s nothing more… Continue Reading

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What Is CrossFit?

By Greg Glassman

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Simple question: What is CrossFit?

Can you answer it?

Many people struggle to define CrossFit, and many others don’t know the rationale behind the program. They know there’s magic in the movements, and they know it works—but why?

Captured on tape at an internal seminar staff meeting, CrossFit CEO and founder Greg Glassman talks about the basis of his program. With directors of training Nicole Carroll and Dave Castro in attendance, plus “flowmasters” Chuck Carswell, Greg… Continue Reading

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