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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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The Kettlebell Snatch

By Jeff Martone

In Coaching, HD Videos, Kettlebells, Reference

October 01, 2012

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The kettlebell snatch is the summary of all the skills learned in the CrossFit Kettlebell Trainer Course. At this seminar at Progressive F.O.R.C.E. CrossFit in Las Vegas, kettlebell guru Jeff Martone teaches it from the top down.

If you’ve already mastered the swing, the mechanics for the snatch are already in place, he explains. Martone starts with cleaning the bell and pressing it overhead. He notes the importance… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit, Reference

September 23, 2012

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Coaching can improve through progressions and practice. James Hobart offers cueing tips and drills to help you communicate with your athletes better.

“A trainer trains.” —Greg Glassman

Our coaching job might be simply stated as follows: help people move better. But that isn’t always simply done. Our efforts to get droopy shoulders more active and wavy midlines stabilized don’t always succeed.

While we frequently rely on tactile and demonstrative cues, verbal cues… Continue Reading

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CrossFit and GPP

By Tony Leyland

In CrossFit, Reference

September 13, 2012

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Tony Leyland explains why general physical preparedness is a good thing for elite athletes and beginners.

These are exciting times for the avid CrossFitter.

The continued growth of the CrossFit Games, the Reebok sponsorship and the television advertisements have sparked the interest of thousands and thousands of people. Basically, more people will be introduced to a fantastic way of training because of this growth. However, a potential negative aspect of… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, Reference

September 11, 2012

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Choosing a CrossFit coach or affiliate is an important decision. Here are some things to think about when making your choice.

This article provides a basic framework on how to find a CrossFit coach and an affiliate. It’s a set of suggestions that can be used as a road map—not a comprehensive treatise.

Among the topics covered are your responsibilities as an athlete, the process of getting fitter, the characteristics of great… Continue Reading

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Simple Nutrition: Part 5

By E.C. Synkowski

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CrossFit trainer E.C. Synkowski offers practical nutrition information to help with day-to-day choices.

In Part 5, she explains the basics of the Zone Diet to a group at CrossFit Hingham.

“What we like about the Zone … is the idea that we are assessing exactly what we’re taking in so that we can see how our performance tracks with that,” Synkowski says.

Excess protein, carbohydrate and fat will be stored as body fat… Continue Reading

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Simple Nutrition: Part 4

By E.C. Synkowski

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CrossFit trainer E.C. Synkowski offers practical nutrition information to help with day-to-day choices.

In Part 4, she talks to a group at CrossFit Hingham about sugar, oils, alcohol and dairy.

“Typically, wherever we see diseases of modern civilization—obesity, heart disease, cancer—we also see a consumption of sugar,” she explains. “So that’s why we want it to be generally eliminated from your diet.”

In other words, don’t make it a staple.

Next up are oils, including… Continue Reading

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Simple Nutrition: Part 3

By E.C. Synkowski

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CrossFit trainer E.C. Synkowski offers practical nutrition information to help with day-to-day choices.

In Part 3, she talks to a group at CrossFit Hingham about vegetables, nuts and seeds, and fruit and starch—all of which provide carbohydrates.

“Carbohydrates—we use these for energy,” Synkowski explains. “We don’t need to take in carbohydrates. We can do without them. But for high-intensity training, for… Continue Reading

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