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CrossFit for Athletic Performance: Part 2

By Chip Pugh and Rich Froning Jr.

In Coaching, Sports Applications, Videos

August 19, 2011

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For the past four years, Tennessee Tech University has been using CrossFit to train many of its athletes. Chip Pugh, director of athletic performance, and CrossFit Games champ Rich Froning Jr., assistant strength coach, turn CrossFit into a sports-specific training tool for their athletes. This series provides an overview of the workouts these coaches use in season and out of season to condition their athletes.

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Ashtanga Yoga vs. CrossFit

By Kristen Gilbert

In Sports Applications

August 05, 2011

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Kristen Gilbert, A 13-year practitioner of Ashtanga yoga, tries CrossFit for six months and says the two practices complement each other in testing the body and the mind.

On the surface, Ashtanga yoga and CrossFit look like opposites.

Yoga involves incense, OMs, peace and vegetarianism, but CrossFit cultivates explosive power and aggression in utilitarian-style affiliate gyms. But when delving below the surface, these practices are not only startlingly similar but also… Continue Reading

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What do kegs, yokes and concrete balls have to do with CrossFit?

Join Rob Orlando of Hybrid Athletics at San Francisco CrossFit as he takes coaches and athletes through strongman movements and equipment.

In Part 1, Orlando teaches the proper technique for lifting atlas stones. In a sumo stance with a flat back and the hips below the knees, you are in an ideal starting position. Just like a deadlift, your arms remain long… Continue Reading

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“I’m Prepared”

By Ronica Jeffrey

In Athletes, Sports Applications, Videos

July 08, 2011

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Ronica Jeffrey is a professional boxer who CrossFits at CrossFit NYC. Join reporter Jennifer Hunter as she shares Jeffrey’s story.

Jeffrey has won the Golden Gloves three times over her six-year career. Since turning pro in 2008, her record is 6-0. She says CrossFit helps her mentally prepare for the ring and brings an intensity she loves.

“I feel stronger,” she says. “It’s something that helps you push yourself to the limit.”

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A Muddy Good Time

By Meg Green

In Sports Applications

June 24, 2011

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Meg Green crawls through mud, jumps into icy water and discovers she can conquer just about any obstacle.

A year ago, if you had told me I would pay good money to run the Tough Mudder, I’d have asked what pharmaceutical enrichment program you were on.

Back then, if you told me that not only would I be one of the 76 percent to finish the event, but I would also be smiling most of the… Continue Reading

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CrossFit for Performance: Part 1

By Chip Pugh and Rich Froning Jr.

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For the past four years, Tennessee Tech University has been using CrossFit to train many of its sports athletes. Chip Pugh, director of athletic performance, and Rich Froning Jr., assistant strength coach, turn CrossFit into a sports-specific training tool for their athletes. This series provides an overview of the workouts these coaches use in season and out of season to condition their athletes.

In Part 1, Pugh takes us on a tour of… Continue Reading

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Join CrossFit Endurance coach John McBrien as he discusses programming for multiple-sport athletes, such as those who run, bike and swim or who are military athletes.

A week of CrossFit Endurance programming for multi-sport athletes differs from the single-sport supplement of two or three endurance workouts in addition to the four-to-six days of CrossFit programming. Multi-sport programming allows only four CrossFit workouts per week and supplements them with two sport-specific… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Sports Applications, Videos

June 12, 2011

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Phaidra Knight of CrossFit NYC is a CrossFitter and USA Rugby champion who was voted the 2010 Rugby Player of the Decade. Knight says the sport has been “my life” ever since she started playing in 1997.

Knight currently works with the organization Play Rugby USA and brings rugby to schools across the U.S. Her focus is getting girls active in rugby at New York schools, and she doubles as a rugby and fitness coach. Her… Continue Reading

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