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Advanced Handgun Tips: Speed Draw

By Dave Re and Dave Castro

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

Re refines the speed and efficiency of Castro’s draw.

“To speed up the draw, what we want to do is be in the position we’re going to shoot at when we start,” Re says. “Start there and bring the gun up to it.”

Re then has Castro draw with eyes closed… Continue Reading

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The Importance of Play

By Matt and Cherie Chan with Rory McKernan

In Athletes, Sports Applications, Videos

April 05, 2011

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Rory McKernan of CrossFit HQ joins Matt and Cherie Chan of CrossFit Verve at the Highlands Bowl in Aspen, Colo.

“We really try to kind of employ the tactics that CrossFit is so that you can live your life better,” Matt says, showing how he takes to heart a fundamental CrossFit recommendation from World-Class Fitness in 100 Words: “Regularly learn and play new sports.”

For Matt, skiing is a form of play and… Continue Reading

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What do kegs, yokes and Atlas stones have to do with CrossFit?

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

In this video, Orlando brings strongman movements to real life with keg lifting.

“We use the keg because it’s a dynamic load. It’s going to shift around on you. It’s going to take you outside your comfort zone,”… Continue Reading

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“So when I found CrossFit, it was the perfect fit,” says CrossFit Radio host Justin Judkins, who is also the coach of the Maple Mountain Golden Eagles high-school wrestling team. “It brought to the table exactly what it was that I was looking for to do with my athletes.”

Judkins uses CrossFit for training his athletes, and the gains they’ve made using the program are phenomenal. With more all-star wrestlers than any other high-school team and a… Continue Reading

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Bringing CrossFit to Endurance Athletes

By T.J. Murphy and Brian Mackenzie

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“I’m a journalist within the running and triathlon world, I mean that’s what I’ve been doing for the last 14 years. So one of the things for me is to explore something new with validity behind it and report on it,” says T.J. Murphy, the editor-in-chief of Competitor Magazine. Through the coaching of Brian MacKenzie of CrossFit Endurance, Murphy is exploring CrossFit and bringing it into the spotlight.

Murphy recently launched a 10-page spread on… Continue Reading

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Inside a Strongman Seminar: Parts 1-2

By Rob Orlando and Kelly Strarrett

In Coaching, Sports Applications, Videos

January 22, 2011

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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.

“It’s fun. It’s cheap. It gives us another mechanism to kind of harden the athlete,” says Kelly Starrett, owner of San Francisco CrossFit.

In Part 1, Rob Orlando introduces strongman and explains how he started incorporating the movements into his own… Continue Reading

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Blue Flame Part 2

By Jon Wilson

In Affiliation, Sports Applications, Videos

January 21, 2011

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CrossFit is becoming the sport of fitness for our youth, and at two South Carolina high schools, this sport is has become competitive. PE teacher Jon Wilson founded Blue Flame CrossFit, a non-profit club affiliate at Pickens High School in South Carolina. He and Ed Taylor, a PE teacher from Walhalla High School, organized a CrossFit event for teens in CrossFit programs at both schools.

“To my knowledge, it’s never… Continue Reading

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In LEO/Mil, Sports Applications, Videos

January 20, 2011

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Join Dave Re, grand master in the United States Practical Shooting Association, as he teaches gun safety to fellow CrossFit Central members Travis Holley and Crystal Nelson at the Austin Rifle Club.

In Part 2, Re begins by teaching Holley and Nelson the proper stance when firing.

“Recoil control and management of the gun actually starts from the feet and works up all the way out to the gun,” Re says. “The… Continue Reading

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