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In CrossFit, Nutrition, Reference, 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. In the full version of the presentation, Taubes shares his research on fat accumulation and the risk of disease.

In Part 1, CrossFit founder Greg Glassman introduces Taubes and shares how the journalist’s research dovetails with CrossFit’s passion for fitness. Taubes says he… Continue Reading

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Sue Pepe: Taking Control of My Health

By Sue Pepe and Rob Orlando

In CrossFit, Videos

December 17, 2011

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“I wanna reverse the aging process. I wanna go the other direction,” says Sue Pepe, a 61-year-old CrossFitter who is making significant health improvements through CrossFit.

“I’m more fit than I was 30 years ago,” she says. “I feel great.”

Rob Orlando, owner of Hybrid Athletics, is proud of her success.

“All of her critical numbers have changed pretty drastically. Most importantly, her blood pressure was down from 150 over 110 to 119… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Flagstaff: A True CrossFit Home

By Lisa Ray and Mike Ray

In Affiliation, Videos

December 16, 2011

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Lisa and Dr. Mike Ray, co-owners of CrossFit Flagstaff, give us the tour of their box and CrossFit home in Flagstaff, Ariz.

The Rays began CrossFitting in 2004 out of their home. In 2006, they formed a garage affiliate, then moved into a gym, finally finding their current location two years ago. Lisa says they bought a 10,000-square-foot building and use it for adult classes, CrossFit Kids and their private home.

Lisa says her… Continue Reading

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Training With Champions: Parts 1 and 2

By Mikko Salo and Dan Bailey

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

December 15, 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 1, Salo says a typical training day consists of warm-up and strength training, then a met-con. He often warms up with a row, then prepares for the strength… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Kids, Videos

December 14, 2011

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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 deadlift.

For preschoolers, Brown says the deadlift is all about the set-up position. To teach it, CrossFit Kids uses the angry-gorilla posture.

“Preschoolers are not going to be moving any load. We’re going to make a game of this. We’re going to do animal walks, animal relays where we throw the… Continue Reading

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A Conversation With Dave Castro and Sevan Matossian

By Dave Castro and Sevan Matossian

In CrossFit, Media, Videos

December 13, 2011

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At the 2011 Affiliate Gathering in Big Sky, Mont., HQ Director of Training Dave Castro sat down with Sevan Matossian to find out more about the CrossFit HQ filmmaker.

Castro asked Matossian how he gets his subjects to leave their comfort zone.

“I make people feel comfortable. That allows me to ask uncomfortable questions,” Matossian said. “I thrive on sort of questions that I’m uncomfortable asking.”

Matossian described how he is one of CrossFit’s biggest fans.

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CrossFit Bellevue SEALFIT

By Dan Cerrillo

In Affiliation, Coaching, Videos

December 12, 2011

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Dan Cerrillo, owner of CrossFit Bellevue and former Navy SEAL operator and BUD/S instructor, has been inspired to create a SEALFIT class at his affiliate. The class is made up of CrossFitters including those seeking entrance into a military organization and CrossFitters Cerrillo calls “hard.” Even Cerrillo participates in the program.

“This program’s a lot different than CrossFit,” he says. “A lot more is expected of you all the time.”

Cerrillo leads the class… Continue Reading

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The Bamboo Bar

By Shane Sweatt and Laura Phelps-Sweatt

In CrossFit, Equipment, Videos

December 08, 2011

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Join Shane Sweatt and Laura Phelps-Sweatt of Westside Barbell as they introduce the bamboo bar for stabilization training.

“This bar is great for stabilization. It’s great for shoulder rehab—also teaches you a really good release (the negative phase of the lift),” Sweatt says.

Sweatt spots a lifter using the bar with bands and kettlebells to safely work on the athlete’s stabilization. Sweatt says you can perform reps or… Continue Reading

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