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“CrossFit makes you fit. CrossFit Endurance is a sports-specific supplement that makes you that much better,” says John McBrien, a CrossFit Endurance coach. Join McBrien as he discusses programming for single-sport athletes.

CrossFit Endurance supplements traditional CrossFit programming (four to six times a week) by adding in two or three endurance workouts per week: two interval sessions and one stamina session. Stamina workouts are time trials or tempos at 85-95 percent of maximal effort… Continue Reading

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Professional athlete John Stone, owner of CrossFit OWS, wishes he had found CrossFit earlier in his sports career. After playing college football for Wake Forest, he spent five seasons in the NFL, including three years with the Oakland Raiders. He is now a CrossFitter and gym owner in New Jersey.

“I’ve obviously been involved in fitness all my life,” Stone says. But he says CrossFit would have helped him become even more successful.

“If I… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Sports Applications, Videos

May 16, 2011

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“This is really what CrossFit Endurance is designed to do: it’s to make you suck less,” says John McBrien, a CrossFit Endurance coach. “Find the area where you suck, and then make it suck less. That’s the goal, right?”

According to McBrien, traditional endurance training focuses on volume and intensity, with technique training only as a “last resort.” However, CrossFit Endurance programming, like CrossFit itself, starts with technique, then adds intensity and volume… Continue Reading

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In Sports Applications

May 14, 2011

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Kevin W. Cann experiments with adding sport-specific movements, agility work and lateral drills to the CrossFit program.

My love in training always resided in working with athletes. CrossFit does a better job than any program at getting the average person ready for whatever life throws at him or her by making the athlete a generalist. With the results I had seen in myself and my love for training athletes, I began to think CrossFit… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Football—Shuttle Runs: Parts 1-2

By Raphael Ruiz and John Welbourn

In Coaching, Sports Applications, Videos

May 12, 2011

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“What we’re looking for is speed endurance,” says CrossFit Football coach Raphael Ruiz coach as he discusses the NFL Combine’s shuttle run. “They’re looking for your motor.”

In this two-part series, the cameras provide a peek into a CrossFit Football seminar, where you can learn how to add shuttle runs into your coaching and training toolbox.

In Part 1, Ruiz begins with the pro long shuttle. This 60-yard shuttle utilizes “hard cuts” or… Continue Reading

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Tanya’s Nana

By Tanya Wagner

In CrossFit, Sports Applications, Videos

May 07, 2011

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Tanya Wagner, the 2009 CrossFit Games champion, has made CrossFit a family affair by getting her grandparents involved. Her grandmother, Nana, is 77 years old, and her grandfather is 81.

Even training just one day a week with Tanya, Nana is seeing great improvement and praises her granddaughter for the success. Now Nana is able to rake her leaves again and walk to her grandson’s soccer games.

“I can walk without my cane… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Sports Applications, Videos

April 26, 2011

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Chris Klug is a retired professional snowboarder who is a three-time Olympian and winner of a bronze medal at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. He’s also a CrossFitter out of Aspen CrossFit. Rory McKernan of CrossFit HQ Media recently interviewed Klug on his career and his retirement.

Klug says his career has “been an amazing ride,” but that ride hasn’t come without some significant bumps. The Olympian underwent a… Continue Reading

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Advanced Handgun Tips: Speed Reload

By Dave Re and Dave Castro

In LEO/Mil, Sports Applications, Videos

April 25, 2011

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Join Dave Re, grand master in the United States Practical Shooting Association, as he works with Director of Training Dave Castro on the speed or emergency-type reload at the Austin Rifle Club.

“It’s one of the most difficult things we do with a handgun because it requires the right hand to do one thing, the left hand to do something totally different and unrelated to what the right hand… Continue Reading

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