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In this series on improving your running performance, Brian MacKenzie and Doug Katona of CrossFit Endurance demonstrate drills utilizing the Pose Method of running.

In Part 6, MacKenzie introduces the Diesel Weasel, his CrossFitting dog, who pulls him on his skateboard or bike. He uses her to demonstrate running posture.

“In her movement, it’s the same with our movement,” MacKenzie says. She lands her feet underneath her and maintains a tight midline. It’s… Continue Reading

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In this series on improving your running performance, Brian MacKenzie and Doug Katona of CrossFit Endurance demonstrate drills utilizing the Pose Method of running.

In Part 5, MacKenzie discusses midline stabilization and why it’s so important in running. Katona demonstrates drills that MacKenzie uses to assess an athlete’s degree of midline stabilization and develop it further. MacKenzie says these drills make great warm-up tools.

The first drill involves running with… Continue Reading

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In this series on improving your running performance, Brian MacKenzie and Doug Katona of CrossFit Endurance demonstrate drills utilizing the Pose Method of running.

In this segment, MacKenzie develops the five-degree angle of lean during Pose running. Katona’s first drill is hopping in place and then leaning from the ankles to create the bare minimum angle necessary to create forward motion. In another drill, MacKenzie spots Katona as he… Continue Reading

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In this series on improving your running performance, join Brian MacKenzie and Doug Katona of CrossFit Endurance as they demonstrate drills utilizing the Pose Method of running.

In Part 2, MacKenzie identified a drill to help train you to move your legs more with your hamstrings than your hip flexors. In Part 3, he provides two more drills to reinforce the concept.

Standing with his back to a wall, Katona practices raising his… Continue Reading

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In this series on improving running performance, Brian MacKenzie and Doug Katona of CrossFit Endurance demonstrate drills utilizing the Pose Method of running.

In this segment, MacKenzie identifies problems he commonly sees with the running stride and how to fix them. He demonstrates a hamstring-activation technique he uses to cue athletes to pull with the hamstring and not the hip flexors.

“What we want to avoid is the hip flexors getting… Continue Reading

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In this series on improving running performance, Brian MacKenzie and Doug Katona demonstrate drills utilizing the Pose Method of running.

MacKenzie says many problems he sees coming out of his CrossFit Endurance seminars are related to calves, feet and ankles. One of the issues is not allowing the heel to “kiss” the ground.

To utilize proper ankle flexion and muscle elasticity from your knee to your foot, MacKenzie’s… Continue Reading

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In Powerlifting, Reference

June 22, 2011

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Legendary powerlifter Louie Simmons explains the methods that have brought success and records to Westside Barbell lifters.

I was always stronger a week or two after a meet or a week or two before the meet but very seldom on meet day. The Soviets had coaches, like Matveyev, who realized there was a much better method of planning. There has always been controversy over who came up with wave… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit, Reference, Videos

June 19, 2011

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In this video, HQ trainer Chris Spealler shares his programming insights at a Coaches Prep Course. His focus is explaining the difference between biasing CrossFit programming as opposed to targeting our programming.

Spealler says that CrossFit’s goal is general physical preparedness (GPP), so specialized goals of a three-minute mile or an 800-lb. back squat are not realistic.

“I want the best of both worlds,” he says.

Programming bias allows… Continue Reading

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