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In CrossFit, Videos

January 06, 2012

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At a Level 1 Trainer Course at Norcal CrossFit Santa Clara, Seminar Staff member Pat Sherwood addresses the attendees to find out who is new to CrossFit. Tim Gallagher and David Temple are two of those people.

A retired professional football player, Gallagher has owned a gym, Sonora Sports and Fitness Center, for the past 20 years. He already has a CrossFit affiliate, CrossFit Sonora Sports and Fitness Center, inside his… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Kids, Videos

January 05, 2012

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Get a peak inside a CrossFit Kids Trainer Course with John Brown of CrossFit Kids. In this segment, Brown explains how to teach the squat to preschoolers, kids and teens.

“These kids cues work great across all spectrums of client, whether it be the 3-year-old or the 73-year-old who’s never exercised before,” Brown says. “It’s really easy to get somebody even if they’re brand new off the street to… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Equipment, Videos

January 04, 2012

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“You were born to do this,” Rob Orlando says. “We have to put you in the right position and it’ll happen naturally.”

Join Orlando, owner of Hybrid Athletics, as he teaches tire-flipping technique to CrossFitters in the U.K.

Orlando asks his assistant, Carey Kepler, to demonstrate proper tire-flipping technique, and she sets up with her chest and shoulders against the tire, gripping underneath.

“We’re not going up and… Continue Reading

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Training in the Offseason

By Mikko Salo and Dan Bailey

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

January 03, 2012

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Join Sevan Matossian as he finds out how 2009 CrossFit Games champion Mikko Salo and Reebok CrossFit Games Open winner Dan Bailey approach the offseason and stay fresh for upcoming competition.

“I’ve had it ingrained into my head by some coaches in the past that champions are made in the offseason, so I still put in a lot of work,” Bailey says. “It’s definitely dialed back a little bit, just the volume.”

Bailey says he plans the… Continue Reading

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The Soulful Side of CrossFit

By Bill Grundler

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Videos

January 02, 2012

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CrossFit Inferno stuck to the original Greg Glassman recipe: start small, grow out of your space, repeat.

Bill Grundler, founder and co-owner of the San Luis Obispo, Calif., affiliate, talks about the journey that started with $50 Olympic bars bought off craigslist, econo-bumpers and homemade plyo boxes.

“We started small with stuff that we made and then just grew. It was a very, very organic kind of set-up,” he… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, Videos

December 31, 2011

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Twin brothers David and Jason Benham are former professional baseball players. David was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 1998, and Jason was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the same year. Both played together for the St. Louis Cardinals before retiring. Now the brothers find their competitive outlet in CrossFit.

“The thing we love most about CrossFit was we were competitors; we were born to compete. So in the YMCA and some of the… Continue Reading

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Training With Champions: Part 5

By Mikko Salo and Dan Bailey

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

December 30, 2011

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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 5, Salo and Bailey move on to metabolic conditioning with front squats (the same movement the pair went heavy on earlier that day) and sled pulling.

Salo says his met-con training often… Continue Reading

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Training With Mom

By Kim Malz and Karen Rackliffe

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

December 29, 2011

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Karen Rackliffe is a 60-Plus Masters Division competitor from the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games. She finished in fifth place. Her daughter, Kim Malz, was a Games competitor in 2009. In this video, they share how training together has helped them both improve their performance.

Malz says her husband introduced her to CrossFit, and once she adopted the program, she quickly got her mother on board too. Rackliffe says she was not athletic since… Continue Reading

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