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Zip Zap Zop

By Various

In Rest Day/Theory, Videos, Workouts

July 15, 2010

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CrossFit isn’t just kettlebells and rope climbs. Sometimes improving one’s fitness requires a WOD of the mental kind. Zip Zap Zop is a game of focus and determination, requiring the participants to analyze a pattern and look their competitors in the eyes.

What happens when you throw a group of highly competitive CrossFit Games athletes under the pressure of a mental WOD? Well, Chris Spealler goes down early, Jimi Letchford plays… Continue Reading

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To Game or not to Game

By John Mc Evoy

In Workouts

July 04, 2010

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The only way to win is to do more work faster—so how do we do that most efficiently? John Mc Evoy outlines one strategy.

In our world, the stopwatch is king. It doesn’t lie and it doesn’t have favorites. It simply states.

On our journey to ultimate fitness, we work on strength, speed, agility, etc. to help us achieve more rounds or faster times in any given workout. A lot of variables will come into… Continue Reading

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In Videos, Workouts

June 19, 2010

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We’re back at Front Range CrossFit for a look at one of the elements of the training camp Skip Miller held to ready athletes for the CrossFit Games qualification process.

This time around, athletes are tackling Grace, a 30-rep clean-and-jerk workout with moderate weight. The goal is to improve upon previous times through some simple coaching and cueing throughout.

“Smooth is fast,” Miller tells his cohort just before putting them under the weight… Continue Reading

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In Olympic Lifts, Workouts

June 02, 2010

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The squat snatch is the way to move the heaviest load, but what’s the fastest way to snatch lighter loads for multiple reps? Dave Castro outlines your best options for high-rep snatch workouts.

The traditional approach to the Oly lifts is to use these movements to develop explosive speed and power. They have certainly been proven effective for that purpose, and the best results are found with shorter sets… Continue Reading

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Data Driven

By Patrick Cummings

In Competition, Videos, Workouts

April 19, 2010

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CrossFit is a measurable, observable and repeatable fitness program, and Patrick Cummings of Again Faster takes measurement to the next level in this video shot at CrossFit Fenway.

With three competitors fresh from the New England Sectional, Cummings narrates a workout comprising three rounds of 10 clapping parallette push-ups, a 250-meter row and 20 power snatches (40/30 kg). Reps are counted on-screen for each athlete with a timer… Continue Reading

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One Year on the Main Site

By Michael Deavers

In CrossFit, Workouts

March 28, 2010

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Michael Deavers vows to follow CrossFit.com for one year and learns a lot about the program—and himself.

My introduction to physical preparedness came late in life courtesy of the City of Fort Worth, Texas, when I survived the Fort Worth Police Academy physical-training program. Ten years ago, that meant a diet heavy on running and body-weight calisthenics done five days a week. After graduating from the… Continue Reading

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Speal v. Khalipa

By Chris Spealler and Jason Khalipa

In Athletes, Videos, Workouts

March 21, 2010

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At the 2008 CrossFit Games, Chris Spealler finished first overall after Day 1. In fact, his performance was so dominant that he had a bigger lead over the No. 2 spot than two did over 11th!

That famous final workout on Day 2 changed the CrossFit community forever: 30 reps of 155-lb. squat clean and jerks. With Spealler weighing only 135 lb. at the time, many thought victory would go to… Continue Reading

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Boz and Todd Do Olga

By Kurtis Bowler, Adrian Bozman and Todd Widman

In Videos, Workouts

February 24, 2010

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Top CrossFit HQ trainers Adrian Bozman and Todd Widman put in a lot of miles instructing at Level 1 and 2 certs, and they drink in the ideas and training philosophies they encounter along the way.

When Kurtis Bowler of Rainier CrossFit introduced them to a CrossFit/strongman WOD named Olga, they couldn’t resist the challenge. The workout incorporates several strongman training tools and appears to be as brutal as advertised.

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