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Running Technique Wheel Analogy

By Brian Mackenzie

In CrossFit Endurance, Running, Videos

April 29, 2009

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Brian Mackenzie of CrossFit Endurance offers seminars on efficient running techniques.

In this video from CrossFit Again Faster, Brian works with Wendy, a seminar participant, to improve her running. He explains the wheel analogy, which compares a flat tire to a runner who spends a long time with their feet on the ground, both of which are less efficient.

There is video footage of Wendy before the instruction. Then Brian shows… Continue Reading

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CrossFitters, Be Nice

By Michael Houghton

In Affiliation, Running

April 08, 2009

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Michael Houghton is a big guy. He’s a former NFL player (a Tackle for the Carolina Panthers). He’s also a 4th grade teacher and an affiliate (CrossFit 951). He believes that CrossFit is the best fitness program around. But sometimes, he says, these beliefs lead to arrogance and unfair judgments.

We CrossFitters take so much pride in being fit that sometimes we lose perspective and forget… Continue Reading

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Training 2 Miles to Run 100

By Greg Amundson

In CrossFit, Running

February 19, 2009

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Greg Amundson, on a challenge, decided to try and run 100 miles in 24 hours using only the main site WODs as his training.

The thought of running 100 miles never occurred to me before I met Melissa Mackenzie, an expert in endurance running and training. During a CrossFit Level 1 Certification in San Diego last November, Melissa, the co-owner of CrossFit Newport Beach, challenged me to run 100 miles in 24 hours… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Endurance, Radio, Running

January 05, 2009

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This is the 16th episode of CrossFit Radio, which aired at 8am PST on January 4th, 2009. This is the first show of a new format. They are now going to three shows a week. Each show will now be focused around a single interview.

0:00 Show Intro, CrossFit snobbery, and the new format
7:50 Brian Mackenzie (pictured) from CrossFit Endurance
38:00 New Year’s resolutions

46min 15sec

The next show will be… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Audio, CrossFit Games, Running, Videos

December 21, 2008

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Heather Keenan, 32, is a trainer at CrossFit New England, the strength and conditioning coach at Nobles School, a mom to two kids (Maya 8 and Jonah 4), and an aspiring 2009 CrossFit Games competitor.

In this three part video series, the Again Faster crew profile Heather, who came in 2nd place in Albany CrossFit’s East Coast Challenge last year, right behind Tanya Wagner. She recently passed her CrossFit Level 2… Continue Reading

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This is the fifth episode of CrossFit Radio that aired 8AM PDT on October 19th, 2008.

0:00 Show Intro
3:13 Josh Bunch - Competitive bodybuilder using CrossFit
23:24 How to know you've been sipping too much of the Kool-Aid
26:15 "News" from ACSM and AHA
30:55 Nicole Carroll - CrossFit HQ Director of Training
49:10 Comments of the week
52:15 Brian Mackenzie - CrossFit Endurance

1hr 18min 23sec

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In Running

January 01, 2008

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Have you ever wondered "What is proper running form?" or "Am I doing this right?" while getting some in a CrossFit workout or just out on leisure run? If you watch track and field runners, you might become even more confused. Some runners are smooth like gazelles; some are awkward like fish out of water. Some have powerful knee drives while others have none and shuffle their feet. So why is there so much variance in running technique and… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Endurance, Running

January 01, 2008

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In reflecting on the CrossFit Certification seminar I recently attended at North Santa Cruz, these words still ring in my ears like Christmas bells: "Increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains, increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains, increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains."

The same weekend as the cert, three of the athletes I train were running the New York… Continue Reading

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