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In Affiliation, Videos

November 12, 2011

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2011 Reebok CrossFit Games athlete Elyse Umeda is also the owner of CrossFit 808 in Honolulu, Hawaii. In this video, she shares her CrossFit story about how she became a successful affiliate owner and Games athlete.

Umeda was a college basketball player for Princeton University, and after she wrapped up her college career she moved back home to Hawaii, where she tried to find her fitness groove. Once she found… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Makes You Better

By Jeremy Howe and Nicky Muller

In CrossFit, Videos

November 11, 2011

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Predation CrossFit in Spokane, Wash., is home to police officer Jeremy Howe. He says CrossFit prepares him for his job like nothing else.

“I never know, you know, when I might be in a fight for my life, so this is the only thing that I’ve found that’ll prepare me for it. I tried everything else and nothing else works,” he says.

Howe’s success has inspired others in his department to try CrossFit, too. His… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Equipment, Videos

November 09, 2011

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Join Rob Orlando, owner of Hybrid Athletics, as he teaches atlas-stone lifting technique to CrossFitters in the U.K. at one of his CrossFit Strongman Trainer Courses.

In the first segment of the series, he teaches how to shoulder a stone using the two-stage lift, which is useful for heavier loads and at failure, and the “one-timer,” which is best for lighter loads and met-cons.

To perform the two-stage lift, the… Continue Reading

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Coaching an NFL Quarterback for Recovery

By Dan Cerrillo and Matt Hasselbeck

In Athletes, Coaching, Sports Applications, Videos

November 07, 2011

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Matt Hasselbeck, quarterback for the currently 4-4 Tennessee Titans, trained at CrossFit Bellevue in Washington state before the season. Reebok challenged him to give CrossFit a try, and he said he has seen marked improvement since starting.

Hasselbeck’s coach, CrossFit Bellevue owner Dan Cerrillo, said his goal for Hasselbeck’s training was making him healthy and helping him recover from bumps and bruises sustained during a long career with stops… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Medical/Injuries, Videos

November 05, 2011

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Skip Chapman is the owner of JSA CrossFit in Point Pleasant, N.J. He shares how CrossFit has changed his life.

As a martial artist, Chapman sustained a shoulder injury in 2004 that led him to find CrossFit as a strength-and-conditioning program to bring back his shoulder mobility.

“After the surgery, basically they told me I’d never be able to lift any kind of weight maybe more than 5 lb., never really push… Continue Reading

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The Chancey Plate Mover

By Chance Hughs

In Equipment, Videos

November 04, 2011

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Chance Hughs, co-owner of Predation CrossFit, shows an innovative way to move plates around the gym.

“To me, the less time I can spend building stuff and get focused on other things, the cheaper it is for me,” he says.

For his homemade plate movers, Hughs bought wheeled plastic trashcan movers from the local hardware store to serve as bases. While the bases aren’t rated for more than 300 lb., Hughs says they were cheap… Continue Reading

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Midline Progressions on Rings With Jeff Tucker

By Jeff Tucker with Jeannie Bassi

In Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

November 03, 2011

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Ready to take your push-ups to the next level? Try them on rings.

Jeff Tucker, CrossFit Gymnastics coach, uses ring push-ups to develop midline stabilization.

To demonstrate the progressions, Tucker introduces Jeannie Bassi, who overcame childhood scoliosis through gymnastics. Today, she is an accomplished gymnast who helps Tucker coach the CrossFit Gymnastics Seminars.

Using “ins and outs,” “rights and lefts” and plank drills, Bassi demonstrates how… Continue Reading

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CrossFitting With Asthma

By Chance Hughs

In Medical/Injuries, Videos

November 02, 2011

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Chance Hughs, co-owner of Predation CrossFit has an athlete named Tim who has battled asthma his entire life. However, since starting CrossFit, Tim has gotten his asthma more under control.

Hughs says that when Tim first came in, he struggled to breathe within five minutes of working out. Now his coach sees a marked difference.

“He breathes hard, but he’s filling his lungs up, so I think it’s doing really well for him, personally,” Hughs says.

His… Continue Reading

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