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From the age of 15, Anne Sargent had been a distance runner. After a year and a half of CrossFit, the 46-year-old decided to run a half marathon with no additional training. She bested the time she set at 38 by about a minute and a half.
“So almost eight years later, I ran the same distance using CrossFit training rather than traditional running, and I got a personal best,” she explains. “I thought, ‘Wow, it… Continue Reading
In 2007, Erin Cafaro had been rowing for three years and had been on the U.S. national team for a year and a half.
The next year was an Olympic one, and Cafaro needed to get stronger. Through her brother, she discovered CrossFit. Not only did Cafaro make the team, but her team won gold in Beijing.
This year, she’s headed back to the Olympics.
“If you’ve been to the Olympics before, it’s not a given that you get to go again,” explains Cafaro… Continue Reading
Once you mobilize the muscle, you mobilize the joint. In this video, movement and mobility guru Kelly Starrett presents two ways of mobilization with band distraction and compression/approximation.
The band acts as a force multiplier, he says while stretching an attendee at the trainer course with a resistance band.
“His capsule is thick and powerful,” Starrett says. “If I don’t put some kind of vector or encourage a different motion or a hinge going on there, I’m… Continue Reading
Meet Jane and Lynn: teachers, CrossFitters and coaches at CrossFit NRG.
Jane Drexler teaches philosophy, and Lynn Kilpatrick teaches composition. Both said CrossFit is a lot like their day jobs. Being a professor requires summoning a tremendous amount of energy, which is followed by an awesome feeling once the class is done, Drexler explains.
“I would describe a CrossFit workout in the same sorts of terms,” she says. “I look at the board, I’m a… Continue Reading
In the second part of the Turkish get-up series, kettlebell guru Jeff Martone outlines the three steps of the movement.
First there’s sitting up, then the transition to the knee and, finally, standing up.
While lying on the floor, your chest must be open. Then, ensure your knuckles remain in the same spot in space. Next, press, drive off the heel and keep coming up to a sitting position. This position, Martone cautions… Continue Reading
Losing control is the road to adaptation, Rob Orlando says.
In this video, the Hybrid Athletics owner has a Q&A with a group of nine Israeli CrossFitters who visited his box late last year. Among them is Moshiko “Mo” Sameach, known as an athlete with near-perfect form on every rep.
“If it’s flawless, it’s not fast enough,” Orlando tells him. “If the question is, ‘How do I get from a five-minute Fran to a three-minute Fran?’ you don’t need to be much stronger… Continue Reading
In this video, movement and mobility expert Kelly Starrett talks about lengthening the muscle via proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, or PNF.
To illustrate, he has class participants get into the deadlift position, relax and re-tension.
“What are we doing here? Testing and retesting, showing that there’s actual change,” he says.
Next, it’s time to bring the hammer down on the posterior chain, Starrett says.
He asks everyone to lie on the floor and pull one… Continue Reading
Now that you’ve done your time with band-assisted muscle-up prep in Part 1, Carl Paoli takes you to the next step.
In Part 2, the gymnastics and movement specialist jumps on the rings and swings. He does so with a pseudo-false grip: the thumb over the index finger. His hands turn out when his feet are behind him.
“If I have that and I can swing and the rings are still still and not going… Continue Reading