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Log Grace at Rainier CrossFit

By Kurtis Bowler, Dan Castillo and Todd Widman

In Exercises, Videos, Workouts

February 13, 2010

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“Dear Jesus!” pretty much sums up Todd Widman’s first impressions of doing Grace with a strongman log at Rainier CrossFit.

With instruction from Kurtis Bowler and Dan Castillo, Widman catches on very quickly, learning that one of the keys is to avoid a perfectly upright torso during the push-press/jerk portion of the movement. Because a strongman log is far bigger than a barbell, you actually have to lean back during the… Continue Reading

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Games On: Megan and Chyna

By Sevan Matossian

In Athletes, Videos, Workouts

January 29, 2010

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What better way to train for an upcoming CrossFit Games Sectional than with 2008 men’s champ Jason Khalipa and his coach, Austin Begiebing, cheering you through a workout?

With sectional events only months away, Sevan Matossian stopped by CrossFit Unlimited to check out a WOD featuring two potential Games athletes going head to head. Megan and Chyna will both be competing in the NorCal Sectional at the end of March, and… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Works Part 2—The Ding Series

By Tony Budding and Rory McKernan

In Affiliation, Videos, Workouts

January 05, 2010

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For under $350 combined, Tony Budding and Rory McKernan traveled to Tuscon, Ariz., on the Southwest Airlines Ding program. While there, they visited Jennifer Higgins and Carl Wells of CrossFit Works.

As part of their visit, they put a 58-year-old athlete named Steve Haessler through his first Fran. CrossFit has enabled Steve keep doing the things he loves, such as karate, and by combining the program with solid nutrition he’s lost 25… Continue Reading

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Playing with the Girls

By Maj. C.M. Ward, USMC

In CrossFit, Videos, Workouts

June 07, 2009

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To what extent can past athletic achievement be used to predict future performance? And what’s the best way to crunch the numbers? Mac Ward and Gillian Mounsey went looking for answers with a special workout. Gillian finished third in the 2008 CrossFit Games. Mac is a Marine who runs CrossFit Cherry Point.

Mac used a workout he called “Diafranabeth.” It combines the first round of Diane, the second round of Fran, and… Continue Reading

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The Boz & Todd Experience — Episode 3 Part 3

By Adrian Bozman & Todd Widman

In Coaching, Videos, Workouts

May 29, 2009

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This is third part of episode 3 of the Boz and Todd experience. It took place at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York when Boz and Todd visited for a certification seminar on April 25-26, 2009.

When they graduate, the cadets seen in this video will become second lieutenants in the US army. But first they had to get past Boz and Todd. And that… Continue Reading

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The Boz & Todd Experience — Episode 3 Part 2

By Adrian Bozman & Todd Widman

In Coaching, Videos, Workouts

May 18, 2009

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This is the second part of Episode 3 of the Boz and Todd Experience. This session took place at Black and Gold CrossFit in West Point, NY on April 25th and 26th, 2009.

In this episode, Boz coaches Ashley on her presses as a complement to the pull-up work she did in Part 1. Ashley is a multisport athlete, competing in Olympic-style weightlifting, track (heptathlon), and rugby for the US… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Videos, Workouts

May 14, 2009

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Tony Budding and Jimi Letchford of CrossFit HQ staff were invited to teach a group class at Practice CrossFit. Josh Bunch, the gym’s owner, described a number of his clients as good athletes who enjoy their comfort zone. He thought one area for them to work on was really pushing the intensity.

Since Jimi and Tony were guest instructors, they used the warmup as an opportunity both see how… Continue Reading

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Bruce Kocher: Watt Contest

By Bruce Kocher

In Rowing, Videos, Workouts

May 02, 2009

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Bruce Kocher is a master rower instructor for Concept 2 (when he’s not flying 767s internationally for Delta). He recently attended a CrossFit Level 1 certification seminar at Rogue Fitness in Gahanna, OH. As passionate as he is about rowing, he couldn’t help but hold several impromptu instructional sessions throughout the weekend.

In this video by CrossFit Again Faster, Bruce describes a max wattage contest that proved popular with… Continue Reading

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