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Netball Training at Reebok CrossFit Canterbury

By Maree Bowden and Denise Leggat

In CrossFit, Sports Applications, Videos

January 18, 2012

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Maree Bowden started playing netball when she was 5 years old.

After 12 years in New Zealand’s national women’s game, she found her training stale. Enter Reebok CrossFit Canterbury, which recently opened in Canterbury, New Zealand.

“I just wanted to try something different,” Bowden explains. “I came along and fell in love with the concept.”

A different workout each day is what she loves, she says.

“And I love competing against the boys,” Bowden says with a big laugh… Continue Reading

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Split Snatch

By Josh Everett

In Olympic Lifts, Videos

January 17, 2012

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The squat snatch is more efficient—there’s no doubt about that. But for some people, particularly those with flexibility, agility and balance issues, the split snatch might be a better option.

If someone has trouble with an overhead squat, the split snatch might be a great option when it’s time to pull a bar overhead. Similarly, if an athlete can’t produce a vertical torso in a squat… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Endurance, Running, Videos

January 15, 2012

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Trail running—it’s more than you think. So says CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie.

“Time and intensity is how you want to look at things,” he says. “First, we look at how long you can literally last.”

A common problem, he says, is an insufficient warm-up.

“Trail running is a very athletic thing. It’s not just running.”

For those who want to compete, his advice is to look at the length of the race and where you can handle… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, Videos

January 14, 2012

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A balance beam, juggling balls and a full-size gymnastics floor—that’s Valley CrossFit.

The focus is on fun at the 10,000-square-foot facility that’s home to four female CrossFit Games competitors, says affiliate owner Michael Latch. The box was the 27th affiliate to open.

“I always operate with the saying, ‘People will pay more to be entertained than they will to be taught,’” he says. “We’re trying to educate people… Continue Reading

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Anybody Can Do Anything

By Maddy Thomas

In CrossFit, Medical/Injuries, Videos

January 13, 2012

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CrossFit has been a part of the curriculum at Saratoga High School for two years, and the program is revolutionizing the way kids see “phys. ed.”

Teachers Peter Jordan and Richard Ellis talk about the school affiliate, CrossFit Sawmill, as well as how they adapt the program for Maddy Thomas, a sophomore with cerebral palsy.

“She comes in here and does everything that anybody else does,” Jordan says. “I find it inspiring … and… Continue Reading

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Life As Rx Box Tour

By Alex “Ice Tiger” Kurz

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Videos

January 12, 2012

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In 2008, three men started a business in what used to be a warehouse for transmission parts in Encinitas, Calif. Today, two of them still live there and opened a CrossFit affiliate in the same location. Alex Kurz describes it as the place where “Life As Prescribed started and grew.”

“We all moved into a loft that used to just hold transmission parts,” says the co-founder and director of production at Life As Rx. “So we… Continue Reading

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The Hussman Family

By Cory and Nathan Hussman

In CrossFit, The CrossFit Life, Videos

January 11, 2012

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In June 2010, Nathan Hussman was nearly 48 and, by his estimation, about 40 lb. overweight.

“For two years prior to that I was doing absolutely nothing physical,” he says. “I felt like I was an 80-year-old man. I couldn’t pick my daughter up without pain. … I had to make some kind of a change.”

So at 8 a.m. on the Sunday of his 48th birthday, he woke up his wife, son and two daughters for a trip to CrossFit Charlotte.

He dragged… Continue Reading

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Training With Champions: Part 6

By Mikko Salo and Dan Bailey

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

January 07, 2012

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Find out what it’s like to train with 2009 CrossFit Games champion Mikko Salo and Dan Bailey, first-place finisher in the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games Open, as filmmaker Sevan Matossian captures their training in preparation for the 2012 Games season.

In Part 6, Salo and Bailey hit ring dips ... with a weighted vest, of course. Interestingly, Salo feels the effects of the dips more in his triceps, while Bailey says it’s his chest that… Continue Reading

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