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In Coaching, Special Populations, Videos, Workouts

October 18, 2008

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This episode is a full session with Kathie Weigandt, 64. Kathie is among the fittest of Jimmy’s clients, even though she’s only been training with him for four months. They go through an extended warmup, and then work on strategies to pick up and carry heavy everyday objects.

They conclude with a high intensity workout, which was max reps in 1 minute of wallball, jump rope, and ball slams each… Continue Reading

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The Boz and Todd Experience - Episode 1, Part 1

By Adrian Bozman & Todd Widman

In Coaching, CrossFit, Videos, Workouts

September 20, 2008

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Adrian Bozman and Todd Widman are two of CrossFit’s top trainers. They spend a significant portion of their time traveling around the country working the CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 certification seminars.

In this episode, we catch them in a visit to CrossFit Flood, where they do two private training sessions and one group class. This Part 1 focuses on Todd’s training of Don Brick. Don was… Continue Reading

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In Workouts

October 01, 2007

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Last month I received more inquires about my article than for any other article I've written for the CrossFit Journal. It was significant on several levels. For one thing, I enjoy discussions about dumbbell conditioning and am glad folks are finding the articles useful. It also confirmed my that CrossFit groups are expanding rapidly and that the CrossFit movement is reaching evening deeper into broad fitness… Continue Reading

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A Large-Group Workout Solution

By Michael Rutherford

In Workouts

September 01, 2007

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The group workouts I offer have now taken on a life of their own. I'm frequently pulling in upward of 30 athletes in my 6:00am group. The more I say "Sorry, no more room," the greater the requests become. At the least, this has been an interesting sociology experience.

Before you spit up in your mouth or fly the bird at the page, thinking I'm honking my own coaching horn, let me explain. I tell you this because as… Continue Reading

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The CrossFit Total

By Mark Rippetoe

In Workouts

December 01, 2006

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The CrossFit Total reflects an athlete's functional strength capacity more accurately than any other test, writes Mark Rippetoe, author of Starting Strength and owner of The Wichita Falls Athletic Club/CrossFit Wichita Falls.

The CrossFit Total is the sum of the best of three attempts at the squat, the press, and the deadlift. All three lifts are done while standing on the floor. They require minimal… Continue Reading

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Fooling Around With Fran

By Greg Glassman

In Reference, Workouts

March 01, 2005

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This month we examine “Fran,” one of our benchmark workouts. The opportunity this affords for insights into human performance, programming, and ways of measuring and motivating progress is strong.

First and foremost, Fran is a couplet of barbell thrusters (front squat/push-press combo) and pull-ups. More specifically, her structure is 21 thrusters followed by 21 pull-ups, then 15 thrusters followed by 15 pull-ups, and, finally, 9 thrusters followed by 9 pull-ups. We score the… Continue Reading

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The New Girls

By Greg Glassman

In Workouts

November 01, 2004

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In the September 2003 CrossFit Journal we introduced our first benchmark workouts - “The Girls”: Angie, Barbara, Chelsea, Diane, Elizabeth, and Fran. In the following months we introduced two more: Grace, and Helen.

These benchmark workouts serve to measure and benchmark your performance and improvements though repeated, irregular, appearances in the “Workout of the Day.”

This month we introduce six new beauties, Isabel, Jackie, Karen, Linda, Mary, and Nancy. You… Continue Reading

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"The Girls" for Grandmas!

By Greg Glassman

In Reference, Special Populations, Workouts

October 01, 2004

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In the September 2003 issue of the CFJ we introduced six benchmark workouts to test performance and improvements through repeated, irregular appearances in the WOD. These workouts were given the names Angie, Barbara, Chelsea, Diane, Elizabeth, and Fran.

We figured these six workouts were as good as any to demonstrate our concept of scalability. Here we offer versions of those workouts that have been "tuned down" in intensity and had exercises… Continue Reading

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