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Run, Baby, Run!

By Hilary Achauer

In Running

November 12, 2011

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Hilary Achauer reports on the upcoming Richest 5K at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Nov. 19.

Speed: it’s one of the 10 general physical skills used by CrossFit to define fitness, and on Nov. 19, CrossFit athletes will have a chance to test themselves against elite runners in the Richest 5K Run, presented by CrossFit.

The event will take place at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, a place built for speed. The $30,000 prize… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Endurance, Running

September 16, 2011

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More than just an average seminar, War Camp holds true to its name. Matthew Hoff reports.

I had no idea what was in store when I signed up for the first CrossFit Endurance War Camp.

I had completed the CrossFit Endurance seminar at CrossFit Red Point in Fayetteville, N.C., so I knew the program but was rusty on its application.

Although I already was familiar with the theory of anaerobic… 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 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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Today’s WOD: A Half-Marathon

By Hilary Achauer

In CrossFit, Running

July 13, 2011

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To Anders Varner, a half-marathon as “just another workout.” Hilary Achauer reports.

It came out of his mouth before he thought about what he was saying: “I bet I could run a half marathon using only CrossFit as my training. No running.”

Anders Varner, co-owner of CrossFit PB in San Diego, Calif., was talking to Patrick, a member who regularly runs marathons and triathlons. Anders was describing how the CrossFit philosophy of weightlifting and… Continue Reading

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Gravity, Speed and Acceleration

By Dr. Nicholas Romanov

In Running, Videos

July 12, 2011

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Continuing our discussion series, Pose Method creator Dr. Nicholas Romanov discusses gravity, speed and acceleration and how these concepts relate to Pose, a method of teaching sport-specific techniques.

Through mathematics, Romanov has determined that the body is falling at its maximum acceleration when tilted at an angle of 22.5 degrees. This is the point at which the “vertical direction of (the) body-weight vector becomes dominating.” He defines the terms… 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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