Level 1 Certificate Course—Supporting Content

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At the CrossFit Level 1 seminars, three overhead movements are taught together: The press, the push press, and the push jerk. All three take a barbell (or other object) from the shoulders to locked out overhead. The difference is in the use of the hip.

In this Part 2 The Push Press, Adrian Bozman explains the basics of performing the push press correctly, including the essential role of torso… Continue Reading

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At the CrossFit Level 1 seminars, three overhead movements are taught together: The press, the push press, and the push jerk. All three take a barbell (or other object) from the shoulders to locked out overhead. The difference is in the use of the hip.

In this Part 1 The Press, Adrian Bozman explains the basics of performing the press correctly, including the role of midline stability. In this video, the… Continue Reading

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By the end of 2004, it was clear that there was a growing demand for CrossFit certification seminars. In early 2005, they were three-day events that began to include specialists like Coach Mike Burgener. This video is from the first day of the Santa Cruz cert that ran from Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 17, 2005.

Coach Glassman describes the role and importance of squatting in life and fitness… Continue Reading

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The first CrossFit certification seminar took place from Monday, December 2nd, 2002 through Wednesday, December 4th, 2002. There were two participants, Ted Socha and Charlie Simms, and six trainers. For three days, they were pummeled with two workouts a day, plus hours of lecture on exercise physiology, movement theory, and the bases of real fitness. They were put on their return flight with a spatula.

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This is the fourth part of the Programming lecture from the CrossFit Level 1 certification seminar at CrossFit One World in Union City, CA on May 11, 2008. Dave Castro covers single modality workouts. He discusses the various ways to program and approach single modality weightlifting, gymnastics, and monostructural workouts. Key points are why everyone needs to go heavy sometimes, when to incorporate practice, and why you should be a… Continue Reading

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In parts 1 and 2 of his lecture on CrossFit programming (i.e., putting together effective training and workouts) in the last two month's video articles, Dave Castro explained the proper application of the principles of variety, intensity, and functional movements. This month, he goes into more detail about how to construct effective workouts using combinations of functional movements. Find out why seemingly simple couplets and triplets are the cornerstone… Continue Reading

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In Part 1 of his lecture on programming (i.e., putting together effective CrossFit training and workouts) in last month's video article, Dave Castro explained the proper application of the principles of variety and intensity, two out of three of the foundational pillars of CrossFit programming. This month he covers the third, functional movement.

The key identifier of what we consider functional movements is that they move large loads over long distances quickly… Continue Reading

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By now, the description of CrossFit's three essential pillars is well-known: constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity. In this video from the beginning of a lecture on CrossFit programming, Dave Castro, one of CrossFit's training directors, breaks that down and goes into more depth on the proper application of the principles of variety and intensity (he'll cover the third pillar, functional movement, in a future video… Continue Reading

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