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December 28, 2011

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Jim Ametler is a 48-year-old CrossFitter who served as battalion medical chief with the Marine Corp. He recently took a Level 1 Trainer Course at Norcal CrossFit Santa Clara and describes his CrossFit experiences as a Marine.

Amentler says he was first exposed to CrossFit in 2007 in Iraq and used the program “to keep in shape.”

He discusses how he joined the military later in life and why he chose that profession. Before entering the military… Continue Reading

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Proper Bench Technique

By Shane Sweatt and Laura Phelps-Sweatt

In CrossFit, Powerlifting, Reference, Videos

December 27, 2011

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Join Shane Sweatt and Laura Phelps-Sweatt of Westside Barbell as they demonstrate bench-press set-up and technique. Phelps-Sweatt’s best bench is an incredible 530 lb.

The first cue Sweatt has Phelps-Sweatt demonstrate is to set her shoulders back in their sockets, pinching her shoulder blades behind her so her shoulders are well supported to reduce the risk of injury. She gets under the bar and lifts it to hold it over her chest, not her… Continue Reading

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CrossFit 365 and Ospreys Rugby

By Gary McLean, Mark Bennett and Kevin Morgan

In Sports Applications, Videos

December 25, 2011

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Gary McLean, owner of CrossFit 365 in South Wales, shares how he started his U.K. affiliate and how the Ospreys Rugby team has embraced CrossFit and shares its facility with the affiliate.

Mark Bennett, the head strength-and-conditioning coach for the Ospreys, and his assistant, Kevin Morgan, discuss how beneficial CrossFit has been for their athletes.

“It’s not just the physical ability,” Bennett says. “It gives us that mental edge, hopefully.”

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Training With Champions: Parts 3 and 4

By Mikko Salo and Dan Bailey

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

December 24, 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 3, the pair talk about their certifications and seminars, lifting gear and nutrition while they finish front squatting.

“After this year’s Games, I decided to get rid of the belt, doing every… Continue Reading

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I Am Keen

By Emma Keen

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

December 23, 2011

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Emma Keen is an international field-hockey player for Wales and also a CrossFitter out of CrossFit 365, which shares its facility with Ospreys Rugby. Keen discusses how she found CrossFit and how it has improved her performance.

Gary McLean, owner of CrossFit 365, talks about the progress she has made.

“She is like a cat—she moves very, very well, naturally gifted with the barbell, but quite inexperienced at the moment, so we can… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Medical/Injuries, Videos

December 21, 2011

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Find out how CrossFitter Chad Hamilton fought testicular cancer and is making his recovery. As he underwent chemotherapy, he continued CrossFitting as much as he could and even participated in the fundraiser Barbells for Boobs. Now he’s cancer-free and rebuilding his CrossFit abilities.

Hamilton says his attention to his own health has benefited his recovery.

“It could have been a lot worse if I didn’t treat my body as well as… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

December 19, 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 November 2010, Rackliffe broke her foot on a rope climb. However, she didn’t let that stop her from competing. She completed the Open workouts in an orthopedic shoe and qualified for the Games.

“I had three goals. I said I wanted to have… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Nutrition, Videos

December 18, 2011

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Join investigative journalist Gary Taubes, author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories, as he addresses CrossFit HQ Seminar Staff at the Trainer Summit held in October in San Diego, Calif. In this condensed version of the presentation, Taubes shares his research on fat accumulation and the risk of disease.

According to Taubes, obesity rates have increased dramatically in the past 50 years, which goes along with the increasing diabetes epidemic. He says both are… Continue Reading

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