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Owen Franks’ Oly Training

By Lee Attrill and Owen Franks

In Athletes, HD Videos, Sports Applications

April 02, 2012

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Professional New Zealand rugby player Owen Franks dedicates a portion of his training to Olympic weightlifting. His coach: Lee Attrill of Weightlifting Canterbury.

“I like to train for sport, train for competitions and compete internationally at high levels,” says Attrill, a strength coach and former Olympic lifter.

In this video, Franks, who plays for the New Zealand All Blacks, begins his day with a 90-minute morning session of… Continue Reading

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CrossFit for Ski Racing

By Mike Morin and Matt Prendergast

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Sports Applications

March 30, 2012

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Vermont’s Stratton Mountain School has made 33 Olympic placements, seen more than 53 of its athletes participate in multiple Olympics and put 120 of them on the U.S. Ski Team.

Now the winter-sports academy is incorporating CrossFit into its ski-racing training.

“Ski racing is a sport where overall athleticism is really, really important, and the CrossFit fills a lot of the gaps in there,” says Mike Morin, alpine program director and head men’s… Continue Reading

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Giant Heart

By Julie Buehler

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Super Bowl champ Mark Herzlich shares his inspirational story and talks about how CrossFit helped him regain his strength after battling cancer. Julie Buehler reports.

It was Super Bowl week in Indianapolis, and Mark Herzlich and his team, the New York Giants, were taking on the New England Patriots for a world championship. Microphones were shoved inches from his mouth, one removed only to be replaced with another. Personal questions rained on him… Continue Reading

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According to CrossFit Football trainer Raphael Ruiz, the No. 1 goal of a good football strength-and-conditioning program is to increase speed. The No. 2 goal is getting athletes to replicate that.

“Replicate speed, replicate speed, replicate speed,” says Ruiz.

“It’s a very, very difficult pill for us to swallow as gym rats because, oftentimes, how many of us have ever been going through a workout or WOD where you… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Sports Applications

February 08, 2012

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Band sprints are no joke.

“It gets a little serious ... especially if you’ve never done ’em right,” Raphael Ruiz says during a CrossFit Football Trainer Course.

He instructs the group on how to do band sprints safely and effectively. Build up to the sprint and then kick up the asphalt, Ruiz explains. The goal is to teach athletes speed, not to provide so much resistance that they’re barely moving.

“We’re not trying to… Continue Reading

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CrossFit for Swim Training

By Laura Matuszak

In CrossFit, Sports Applications, Videos

February 07, 2012

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In Vermont, there is no high-school swimming, so in the Burlington area, students go to Green Mountain Aquatics on the campus of Saint Michael’s College.

Laura Matuszak has been there for 15 years. She owns and operates the USA Swimming club, and she’s also the head coach. The team, which competes as far away as California, began doing CrossFit as part of its so-called “dry-land training” in the last year and a half… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 208

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 208 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit competitor Kasey Marble and Georgia Tech professor Dr. Ken Gall. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012.

The WOW (WOD of the Week) is from CrossFit 413 in Ft. Smith, Ark.

Start a 10-minute running clock.
15-12-9 reps of:
115-lb. thrusters
Chest-to-bar pull-ups
Complete as many burpees as possible in the time… Continue Reading

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Fight for Christchurch

By Charlotte Bellis

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Sports Applications, Videos

January 22, 2012

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Charlotte Bellis might be a TVNZ news reporter, but she was more than prepared to answer the call when a local promoter asked her to jump in the boxing ring to raise funds for people affected by the Feb. 22, 2011, earthquake that struck Christchurch, N.Z.

Bellis trained with a boxing coach and at Reebok CrossFit Canterbury but wasn’t prepared for a hospitalization two months before the fight. She recovered… Continue Reading

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