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February 11, 2011

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Jay Rhodes finds something in CrossFit beyond a big deadlift and a great Fran time.

Through a friend, I first became aware of CrossFit in February 2009 and was immediately welcome to the idea of getting in and out of the gym in well under an hour. I wasn’t quite sure how to follow CrossFit.com, but I managed to find a few workouts I wanted to try. Though I loved the… Continue Reading

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In Rest Day/Theory

February 03, 2011

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Greg Glassman asked the question, “What is fitness?” Blair Morrison offers some of his own thoughts to help you discover what fitness means to you.

What is fitness?

That question is one of the foundations of the CrossFit program, and asking it will make you question just about everything you know about training. In answering it, Greg Glassman created a new way of training and a new way of thinking about health and human… Continue Reading

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The P-Word

By Chris Moore

In Rest Day/Theory

January 17, 2011

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“Constant variation” does not mean “random.” Chris Moore proposes some ideas on CrossFit-style periodization.

Have you ever heard of a “kluge?”

It’s a computing term for an inelegant, inefficient and clumsy solution to a problem.

In his book Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind, Gary Marcus uses our own brains as an example. Think of an old house. It grows with the needs of the homeowner. With time, new additions are stacked on top of… Continue Reading

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In Rest Day/Theory

January 10, 2011

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Greg Glassman asked the question, “What is fitness?” Blair Morrison offers some of his own thoughts to help you discover what fitness means to you.

What is fitness?

That question is one of the foundations of the CrossFit program, and asking it will make you question just about everything you know about training. In answering it, Greg Glassman created a new way of training and a new way of thinking about health and human performance. He… Continue Reading

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In Rest Day/Theory

January 03, 2011

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Greg Glassman asked the question, “What is fitness?” Blair Morrison offers some of his own thoughts to help you discover what fitness means to you.

What is fitness?

The question is one of the foundations of the CrossFit program, and asking it will make you reconsider just about everything you know about training. In answering it, Greg Glassman created a new way of training and a new way of thinking about health and human… Continue Reading

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December 15, 2010

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Breathing is the most basic human activity, but Hayley Parlen says doing it “properly” can help you in the CrossFit box.

The other day I set out to break a PR for pull-ups. Shortly after I jumped on the bar, I noticed a tiny battle going on in my mind. When I got to about six, I heard this voice pop up: “You aren’t going to make it.”

And so began the fight.

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Diagramming Fitness

By Tyler Hass

In Rest Day/Theory

December 01, 2010

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Venn diagrams show relationships between sets of ideas, and Tyler Hass thinks they help explain CrossFit’s success.

Venn diagrams are a simple and effective visual representation of concepts and their relationships. They work by putting a concept into a circle. Any place where circles intersect shows a relationship between them, resulting in a new idea or concept. The Venn diagram comes out of mathematics and is a powerful tool for exploring… Continue Reading

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In Rest Day/Theory

November 29, 2010

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Greg Glassman asked the question, “What is fitness?” Blair Morrison offers some of his own thoughts to help you discover what fitness means to you.

What is fitness?

The question is one of the foundations of the CrossFit program, and asking it will make you reconsider just about everything you know about training. In answering it, Greg Glassman created a new way of training and a new way of thinking about health and… Continue Reading

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