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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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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… 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… Continue Reading

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