Bill Starr recommends a host of exercises to build a strong upper back and neck.
For those athletes who participate in contact sports, such as hockey, lacrosse, football and soccer, having a strong neck is an absolute must. It can mean the difference between getting a stinger in the neck after a head-on-head collision or being carried off the field and into the emergency room.
The sad… Continue Reading
At 13, Anna Tunnicliffe decided she wanted to win an Olympic medal in sailing. And she did, taking gold in the Laser Radial class at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
“(It’s) the most amazing feeling in the world,” she says. “Not too many people can say they’ve won one.”
Now 30, Tunnicliffe began training at CrossFit B&S in Miami about a year and a half ago.
“I was fit, but I was just not getting fitter. I wasn’t getting… Continue Reading
Krista Guloien is an Olympic rower who brought home a silver medal for Canada last year. She’s also now a CrossFit athlete.
“Working with and for other people was the key to me doing as much as I did or going as hard as I did,” says the rower who competed in the women’s eights in London.
She adds, “(That) extra something ... was about not letting my teammates down.”
Guloien says working with and against others in… Continue Reading
On Episode 265 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit affiliate owners Jon Jansen and Joe Westerlin. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.
2:26 Jon Jansen played in the NFL for 11 seasons and now owns CrossFit Petoskey. Jansen talked about playing for the University of Michigan when the Wolverines won the national championship in 1997, and he compared his training… Continue Reading
As a 2012 Olympic silver-medalist rower, Krista Guloien has a thing or two to say about the erg.
“(It’s) a bit of a torture device,” she says with a smile, “something that we use as a tool and we almost have to learn to love, in a way. It’s not one of the most easy pieces of sporting equipment by any stretch.”
In this video, Guloien offers some tips on how to approach the rower, starting with having a seat.
“Typically… Continue Reading
Can you get stronger during your sport’s season? Bill Starr says yes and tells you how to do it.
Strength training currently plays a critical role at every level of athletics, from junior high schools to the professional ranks. Yet, some of us who have been associated with strength training for some time recall all too vividly that this was not always the case.
As recently as the late ’60s, some coaches… Continue Reading
When Dawson Newby was 3, he told his dad he wanted a dirt bike.
A home builder who was missing a laborer on his crew, Jason Newby took the opportunity to teach his toddler a life lesson.
“I talked to him about the reality that bikes are expensive,” Jason says, “and if he wants it, he’s gonna have to earn some money.”
So Dawson did.
“Every day I went out and worked for him,” says Dawson, now 14.
The 3-year-old accompanied his dad… Continue Reading
December 10, 2012
Richard Hidalgo of Peru has made it his mission to climb the 14 highest mountains on the planet, and he’s using CrossFit to prepare him. Jaime Arashiro reports.
The world of high-altitude mountaineering poses challenges: cracks, seracs, frigid temperatures, storms, avalanches and mountain sickness, not to mention the risk of developing cerebral or pulmonary edema.
On our planet, 14 mountains are more than 8,000 meters (26,247 ft.) above sea level. They’re known as the 14… Continue Reading