ARTICLE: What Exercise Science Can Learn From CrossFit

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CrossFit:

Record your best Snatch 1 rep max lift.
Only include the heaviest 1 rep, do not include sets prior to it.

TIMECAP: 20:00

Then,

18-15-12-9-6-3 reps, for time of:
Thruster, 75/55 lbs
Power Snatch, 75/55 lbs
Toes-to-bar

TIMECAP: 9:00 GEAR: 3
Competition: Scale one movement
Performance: 65-45# Toes as high as possible
Fitness: 45-35# Knee Raises

Article:

“It is rigid dogma that destroys truth; and, please notice, my emphasis is not on the dogma, but on the rigidity. When men say of any question, ‘This is all there is to be known or said of the subject; investigation ends here,’ that is death.” —Alfred North Whitehead in “Dialogues of Alfred North Whitehead,” as recorded by Lucien Price.

Every fall semester, I teach a course in exercise metabolism that is geared toward students in our strength-and-conditioning and clinical exercise physiology master’s degree programs. Students entering these programs are required to have bachelor's degrees in exercise science, and as such they have completed extensive undergraduate coursework in the sciences and usually have some background in athletics. It seems reasonable to expect these already-educated students to be able to answer a simple question: What is fitness?

Initially, students seem to think that my question is some sort of icebreaker to get the class talking about something we can all understand before we address more complex course material.

Read More https://journal.crossfit.com/article/science-jenkins

ARTICLE: Five Tips to Make Traveling With a Food Allergy Easier

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CrossFit:

Find your Snatch 2 Rep Max.

Snatch 2RM, then 90%x2x2 TIMECAP: 20:00

Then,

As many reps as possible in 15 mins of:
2 Burpee Box Jump Overs, 30/24 in
2 Overhead Squats, 115/75 lbs
2 Anchored Sit-ups
4 Burpee Box Jump Overs, 30/24 in
4 Overhead Squats, 115/75 lbs
4 Anchored Sit-ups
6 Burpee Box Jump Overs, 30/24 in
6 Overhead Squats, 115/75 lbs
6 Anchored Sit-ups

8/8/8, 10/10/10, etc.
Competition: 95/65# 24/20”
Performance: 65-75/45-55# 20/16”
Fitness: 35-45/25-35# 16/12”

Article:

I am severely allergic to gluten and also have a mild dairy allergy, and even though I’m a frequent traveler, it’s not always obvious to me which dishes have either (or both!) when I’m in a new place and eating unfamiliar foods.

Dr. Alyson Pidich, the medical director of the Ash Center, in New York City, and a food allergy specialist, is allergic to shellfish and, like me, knows firsthand that even so-called “safe” foods can have trace allergens that can make you ill.

So what’s a food allergy sufferer and world traveler to do? Here are some of Dr. Pidich’s tips, all of which she keeps top of mind for her own travels.

Carry a food allergy card in multiple languages

Have a card handy that lists your food allergies in the language or languages spoken at your destination. You can create your own cards with simple notecards or sturdy paper, or order them from Allergy Translation, which charges $8 to create one card through its app or website. (You can print as many copies of each card as you want once you place an order.)

Read More https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/28/travel/five-tips-to-make-traveling-with-a-food-allergy-easier.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fhealth&action=click&contentCollection=health&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=9&pgtype=sectionfront

ARTICLE: Recovery Pseudoscience: On Thin Ice

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CrossFit:

Record your best Deadlift 4 rep max lift.
Only include the heaviest 4 rep, do not include sets prior to it.

4RM, then 90%x4x2
TIMECAP: 25:00

Then,

For time:
40/35 Assault Bike Calories
20 Deadlifts, 225/155 lbs
40/35 Assault Bike Calories

TIMECAP: 6:00 GEAR: 3
Competition: 185/155#
Performance: 135-165/95-110# 30/25 Cals
Fitness: Find Weight 25/20 cals

Article:

The use of ice in association with exercise is quite controversial.

Using ice—applied locally or via submersion of the body in an ice bath—to augment recovery is both recommended and condemned: Some athletes and coaches swear by it while others suggest that it is a waste of time. The science surrounding its use is informative but equivocal.

Because experience and science are not strong enough to make a blanket statement, let’s consider some details.

What actually happens when we submerge ourselves in ice water? (Richwell Correa/CrossFit Journal)

Swelling and Numbing

Cryotherapy, cold therapy, icing and similar treatments with different names have been around for longer than most people can remember and at least as long as photographic and motion-picture technology.

Read More https://journal.crossfit.com/article/cold-kilgore

ARTICLE: Doctors on Easier Menopause Through CrossFit

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CrossFit:

Strict Press 3-3-3-3-3-3
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

Then,

Complete as many rounds as possible in 16 mins of:
Run, 200 m
15 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches, 50/35 lbs
15 Box Jumps, 30/24 in
Rest 2 mins

Comp: 40/30# 24/20"
Perf: 30/20# 20/16"
Fit: 20/10# 16/12"

Article:

Scottie Cure had always dreaded menopause.

"You hear horror stories about hot flashes and horrible symptoms and weight gain and all these things," the 56-year-old said.

When she stopped menstruating at 48, she was relieved to experience only an occasional hot flash and some night sweats she could directly attribute to her daily consumption of processed sugar.

But Cure didn't emerge unscathed.

After a bone-density scan in 2012, she discovered she had osteopenia—bone-density thinning common among women entering menopause. Her obstetrician recommended extended-release calcium and prescribed a once-per-week medication to increase bone density. The doctor told her the latter was intended to do nothing more than slow the progression, not improve it.

Read More https://journal.crossfit.com/article/menopause-cecil

ARTICLE: How Meditation Might Help Your Winter Workouts

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CrossFit:

Record your best Romanian Deadlift (snatch grip) 8 rep max lift.

8RM, then 2x8 with 90% of 8RM

Then,

Complete as many rounds as possible in 18 mins of:
Row, 750 m
21 Dumbbell Hang Power Cleans, 50/35 lbs
63 Double Unders

Competition: 40/30# DUA
Perfomance: 30/20# 126 Singles Fitness: 20/10# 63 Singles

Article:

For many of us, the shorter, chillier days of autumn can dampen our enthusiasm for exercise. But a new study suggests that some simple techniques might shore up our commitment to being physically active as the seasons change, and one of them, surprisingly, is to learn to meditate.

Among exercise scientists and enthusiasts, November is recognized as a Rubicon. Many committed, experienced exercisers will continue to be active during this month and the remainder of the winter.

But others’ willingness can waver at this time of year, and they become more sedentary.

study of exercise behavior published earlier this year found that, on average, people moved about 11 fewer minutes per day in winter than during the summer.

Since for some people, 11 minutes represents much of their daily activity time, this drop-off is substantial and worrisome.

Read More https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/well/move/how-meditation-might-help-your-winter-workouts.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fhealth&action=click&contentCollection=health&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront

FOOD: Do High-Cholesterol Foods Raise Your Cholesterol?

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CrossFit:

Record your best Power Jerk 5 Rep Max lift.

5RM, then 2x5 with 95% of 5RM

Then,

For time:
25 Push Press, 95/65 lbs
Run, 400 m
25 Push Press, 95/65 lbs

Comp: 75/55#
Perf: 65/45#
Fit:45/35#

Article:

Q. What is the evidence that dietary cholesterol or other fat influences serum cholesterol?

A. Foods high in cholesterol, like eggs or cheese, can raise blood cholesterol levels, though the effect is relatively modest and varies from person to person. The best evidence available suggests that saturated fat, rather than dietary cholesterol per se, is the major contributor to serum cholesterol.

In 1991, The New England Journal of Medicine described the case of an 88-year-old man who ate 25 eggs a day for at least 15 years and had normal cholesterol levels and apparently normal arteries. This report challenged a central dogma of medicine: namely, that dietary cholesterol leads to elevated serum cholesterol and atherosclerosis. That belief arose in 1913, when the Russian scientist Nikolai Anichkov observed that rabbits developed atherosclerosis after being fed a high-cholesterol diet.

Read More https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/02/well/eat/do-high-cholesterol-foods-raise-your-cholesterol.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fhealth&action=click&contentCollection=health&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=8&pgtype=sectionfront

ARTICLE: Arthritis: You’ve Got to Keep Moving

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CrossFit:

Back Squat 4-4-4-4-4
Rest as needed between sets.

Then,

Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 mins of:
7 Box Jumps, 30/24 in
14 Kettlebell Swings, 32/24 kg

Comp: 24/20" 53/35#
Perf: 20/16" 35/26#
Fit: 16/12" 26/17#

Article:

“I can’t exercise anymore. You see, I have arthritis.”

I’ve had many patients enter my exam room, look me straight in the face and say that.

My mind drifts to some of the videos I’ve seen in the CrossFit Journal that show adaptive athletes and morbidly obese people exercising.

On further questioning, I find the patients are usually referring to hip or knee arthritis—the most common forms of arthritis—and I proceed to ask about their limitations. Most people say they can’t run or walk long distances anymore. I then ask questions about upper-extremity disabilities and abdominal or back issues, and I find that most people don’t have problems in these areas. I then concoct workouts and ask the patients to try them, get the heart rate up and see how they feel afterward.

Read More https://journal.crossfit.com/article/arthritis-rockett

ARTICLE: Five Habits of Highly Successful Eaters

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CrossFit:

Clean + Front Squat + Jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

*1 Set = 1 Clean + 2 Front Squats + 1 Jerk

Then,

30-20-10 reps, for time of:
Overhead Squat, 95/65 lbs
Assault Bike Calories

TIMECAP: 10:00 GEAR: 3
Competition: 75/55#
Performance: 65/45# 20-15-10 on Assault Bike
Fitness: 45/35# 15-10-5 on Assault Bike

Article:

The secret to good nutrition is establishing healthy habits you can follow for the long haul—not for weeks or months but for the rest of your life.

Becky Harsh—CrossFit Inc. Seminar Staff trainer, Certified CrossFit Coach (CF-L4) and owner of CrossFit Beaver Menace in Castle Rock, Colorado—provides one-on-one nutrition coaching. Over the years, Harsh has noticed that those who find long-term success share a similar approach. The people who meet—and exceed—their goals share five essential qualities that have nothing to do with eliminating certain foods or eating at specific times during the day.

If you’ve been struggling to stick with a nutrition plan, consider these five habits of highly successful eaters.

Read More https://journal.crossfit.com/article/habits-achauer

ARTICLE: Hey, Good Lookin'

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CrossFit:

Find your Strict Press 8 Rep Max.

TIMECAP: 25:00

Then,

For time:
Row, 500/450 m
30 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches, 50/35 lbs
Row, 500/450 m

TIMECAP: 6:00 GEAR: 3
Competition: 40/30#
Performance: 30/20#
Fitness: 20/10#

Article:

“Those women look manly. That’s too much muscle—I don’t want to look like that, like a man.”

The woman who made these comments in a class at CrossFit Rising Phoenix—formerly CrossFit Blue Bridge—in Shohola, Pennsylvania, wasn’t talking about her fellow members. She was referring to CrossFit Games athletes: women at the top of the sport, professional athletes who devote their lives to competing in CrossFit.

The comments weren’t directed at her workout partners, but that didn’t stop them from taking her remarks personally.

“We started getting feedback from the husbands of other women in that class, saying, ‘My wife now is worried about how she looks,’” Erin Ruppert, the affiliate owner, said.

The comments spread through the class like a virus.

Men and women began focusing more on weight loss, setting aside performance goals they’d previously been working toward. Movement quality in the class started to degrade.

“Everyone wanted to move as fast as this woman,” Ruppert said.

Read More https://journal.crossfit.com/article/appearance-achauer

ARTICLE: 15 OF THE BEST CROSSFIT HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

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CrossFit:

For time: Chest-to-bar Pull-up

-Level 1: Tap Swing + Chest-to-Bar attempt, 6x(2+1)x6
-Level 2: Chest-to-Bar + Tap Swing, 6x(1+2)x6
Level 3: Shoulder Width Chest-to-Bar, 6x6

Then,

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 mins of:
Walking Lunge, 50/35 lbs, 100 ft
Run, 200 m
15 Push Press, 50/35 lbs
Run, 200 m

Competition: 40/30# Performance: 30/20# Fitness: 20/10#

Article:

Crossfitters LOVE Halloween because it gives us a great excuse to let loose and have fun, all while getting in a great workout. Plus even if you don't win the WOD you can always win the best Halloween costume! Here are 15 of our favorite costume ideas for this Halloween.

1. YOUR FAVORITE CROSSFIT GAMES ATHLETE

This is an easy one; just pick your favorite CrossFit athlete like former champs Rich Froning or Annie Thorisdottir and tada (you probably already have all the gear anyways)! Our favorite bearded and body hair blessed Crossfitter Lucas Parker is another option that's sure to get you laughs and cheers.

2. A KETTLEBELL

Pick your pood and get to swinging! Get creative and you can dress up as any of your favorite piece of gym equipment.

Read More https://www.shopboxbasics.com/blogs/news/15-of-the-best-crossfit-halloween-costumes

ARTICLE: There's a fitness-filled cruise this winter for the CrossFit-obsessed

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CrossFit:

Back Squat 4-4-4-4-4-4
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

TIMECAP: 25:00

Then,

For time:
40 Double Unders
30 Jumping Squats
40 Double Unders
30 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches, 50/35 lbs
40 Double Unders
30 Jumping Squats
40 Double Unders

TIMECAP: 7:00 GEAR: 3
Competition: DUA 40/30#
Performance: 80 Singles 30/20#
Fitness: 40 Singles 20/10#

Article:

For the fitness-obsessed, vacations — as fun, beautiful and amazing they may be — tend to interrupt the routine people have worked so hard to create and maintain. For CrossFitters who want to take their WOD (that’s CrossFit lingo for ‘workout of the day’) on the road with them, the perfect solution has been created: a CrossFit cruise called WOD on the Waves.

On Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, the fit-ship will be setting sail from Miami, and between then and Jan. 25, CrossFitters will be visiting Nassau and CocoCay in the Bahamas, before heading back to the port in Miami. Along the way, there will be tons of workouts scheduled (both on and off land), informative fitness and nutrition seminars and, of course, some #gains-inducing food with paleo- and dairy-free options a-plenty.

CrossFit celebrities, like Rich Froning and Brooke Wells. will host workouts all throughout the stay and sprinkled in-between workouts will be nightly theme parties — toga, anyone? — as well as local gym t-shirt swaps.

Read More https://www.phillyvoice.com/crossfit-cruise-wod-waves-fitness/

ARTICLE: You Don’t Have to Be Old and Broken

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CrosFit:

Clean 3-3-3-3-3
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

TIMECAP: 20:00

Then,

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 mins of:
12 Clean & Jerks, 145/100 lbs
9 Bar Facing Burpees
Run, 400 m

Competition: 115-135/75-95#
Performance: 75-95/55-65#
Fitness: 45-65/35-45#

Article:

The stereotypical media portrayal of aging is a person who complains of joint pain, demonstrates a restricted range of motion and moves with a slow, unsteady gait.

A well-documented correlation can be found among age, gait speed and stability: As we age, speed and stability go down (7,14). This is not in reference to athletic performance of older athletes but to walking and simple standing tasks among the general public. One part of the stereotype is seemingly supported by science.

As for range of motion in well-seasoned joints, again the literature is replete with papers that present a correlation between advancing age and reduction in flexibility (10,12). It appears that another part of the age-related stereotype is underpinned by science.

Stereotypical aging characters in books and scripts often use colorful colloquialisms to call attention to the presence of pain and how they feel about it. In the scientific literature, the association between aging and pain is present (8), but some interesting physiological and psychological quirks and inconsistencies bear more consideration than given here. Overall, the stereotypical presentation of joint pain appears to be supported by data, at least in part.

Read More https://journal.crossfit.com/article/stereotype-kilgore

ARTICLE: The 7 Best CrossFit Gloves

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CrossFit:

Suitcase Walking Lunge 12-12-12-12
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

* 4x12/side 12 = 6 steps per leg. Per side = per hand. Athletes should build to a challenging but manageable weight and repeat for four total sets on each side.

Then,

Complete as many rounds as possible in 9 mins of:
Run, 200 m
8 Single Arm Dumbbell Overhead Squats, 50/35 lbs
8 Single Arm Dumbbell Overhead Squats, 50/35 lbs

Start with Left Arm, Then switch to Right
Competition: 40/30#
Performance: 30/20#
Fitness: 20/10#
If mechanics or shoulder mobility is not there consider doing Waiter Squats.

Article:

Introduction

Despite this list being about the best CrossFit gloves, I’ll preface this by saying that I normally don’t wear gloves or grips for CrossFit. To me, there’s just something about the direct contact of your skin with the bar. I’ve tried almost everything on the market, and even some gels or pastes to apply to my hands, but there was always something off about these remedies.

That said, I still do try out a variety of grips and gloves, mainly for pull ups, especially when a workout calls for a high volume of them. My hands don’t seem to tear when it comes to any barbell movements (thankfully).

While this post is about the 7 best CrossFit gloves or grips, I can’t specifically say which one is best, as everyone tears in different ways – in the palm, just above the palm, on their fingers, etc.

Also, some people, like myself, only use grips or gloves for certain WODs or movements.

I’ll give you the pros and cons of each of the following products and for what types of movements, WODs, or tears they’d be ideal for.

So here are the 7 best CrossFit gloves or grips you can buy:

1: WODFitters

Read More https://kippingitreal.com/crossfit-accessories/7-best-crossfit-gloves/

ARTICLE: Menu Minefield

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CrossFit:

For time: Chest-to-bar Pull-up

-Level 0: Banded Pull-Ups 5x5 (Harder than last time)
-Level 1: Tap Swing + Chest-to-Bar, 5x(2+1)x5
-Level 2: Chest-to-Bar + Tap Swing, 5x(1+2)x5
- Level 3: Shoulder Width Chest-to-Bar, 5x5

Then,

4 rounds for time of:
30 Air Squats
15/10 Ring Dips
Row, 500 m

TIMECAP: 23:00
GEAR: 2.5
Competition: Bar Dips
Performance: Banded Bar Dips
Fitness: 20 Squats Elevated Push-Ups 400m Row

Article:

Which is a healthier restaurant choice, Brussels sprouts or taquitos?

If you're at the Cheesecake Factory, the answer might not be what you think.

Filed under "small plates and snacks," the Cheesecake Factory's crispy Brussels sproutspack in 69 grams of fat, 45 grams of carbohydrates (22 grams of sugar) and 10 grams of protein—840 calories. By comparison, the chicken taquitos have 22 grams of fat, 31 grams of carbohydrates (5 grams of sugar) and 16 grams of protein, for 390 total calories.

Neither choice is ideal, of course. Eating out in most restaurants in the United States is an exercise in picking the lesser of two evils, even when ordering vegetable dishes.

Chef Nick Massie, founder of Paleo NickIce Age Meals and the CrossFit Workshop: Culinary Ninja, said ideally we'd only eat out at restaurants a few times a year. The only way to be sure of what you're eating is to cook most of your meals at home.

That's not realistic for most people. Going out to eat is one of life's great pleasures, and sometimes it's unavoidable due to work or social obligations.


Read More https://journal.crossfit.com/article/restaurants-achauer

ARTICLE: Vigorous Exercise, Even a Trek Up Everest, May Be Safe During Pregnancy

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CrossFit:

Hang Snatch 4-4-4-4-4
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

Athletes build over the first four sets to a challenging but not quite maximal weight, leaving 1 good reps in the tank. They should use 95% of that weight for the remaining set.

Then,

4 rounds for time of:
8 Power Snatches, 115/75 lbs
12 Bar Facing Burpees

TIMECAP: 6:00 GEAR: 3
Competition: 95/65#
Performance: 65-75/45-55#
Fitness: 45/35#

Article:

Female athletes seem to be able to exercise safely and intensively both before and during pregnancy without increasing their risk for birth-related complications, even if they are trekking up Mount Everest, according to two eye-opening new studies.

Together, the new research undercuts widely held beliefs about strenuous physical training and pregnancy.

As anyone who has experienced pregnancy knows, it is physically taxing. That cherished little fetus-slash-vampire requires a share of its mother’s blood, fuel and oxygen.

The mother’s body adapts to the child’s needs, adding blood vessels and volume, but the environment inside the womb remains almost otherworldly, with levels of oxygen flowing to the baby that are similar to those in the thin air near the top of Mount Everest, according to past research.

Read More https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/well/move/vigorous-exercise-even-a-trek-up-everest-may-be-safe-during-pregnancy.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fhealth&action=click&contentCollection=health&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=5&pgtype=sectionfront

ARTICLE: When 500 Pounds Was Too Much

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CrossFit:

Deadlift 6-6-6-6-6
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

The first 3 reps of each set are performed with a three count pause below the knee

Then,

For time:
20 Deadlifts, 185/125 lbs
40 Box Jumps, 24/20 in
20 Deadlifts, 185/125 lbs

Article:

In January 2017, one of Olivia Sewell’s good friends was killed in a motorcycle accident. But while others said their graveside goodbyes, Sewell stayed behind.

“I knew I wouldn’t be able to get off the bus and walk the 200 meters and then stand there for very long, so I waited on the bus,” said the 5-foot-5 Sewell, who weighed 511 lb. at the time of the funeral. “My friend was a policewoman who wanted to change the world, and there I was at 38 years old with a body that I was killing slowly—to the point that I couldn’t even stand at her grave."

Devastated by her inability to honor her friend, Sewell vowed to make a change.

“I went home and was sitting looking at Facebook and an ad came up from Deanna (Mawson) advertising personal training, and something happened in my head. I thought, ‘This might be the moment,’” Sewell said.

Read More https://journal.crossfit.com/article/sewell-beers

ARTICLE: How to Spot a Great CrossFit Coach

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CrossFit:

Romanian Deadlift (snatch grip) 8-8-8-8-8
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

Athletes build over the first three sets to a challenging but manageable weight, leaving two good reps in the tank. Repeat that weight for the remaining two sets.

Then,

3 rounds, each round for time, of:
Row, 500/400 m
15 Sumo Deadlift High-pulls, 115/75 lbs
Rest 3 mins between each round.

18 min time cap
Competition: 95/65#
Performance: 75/55#
Fitness: 45-65/35-45#

Article:

What are the qualities and characteristics of a top class coach?

So how do you find a great CrossFit coach? Below you will find a bit of a checklist, that provides the baseline for what you should be expecting from your coach at your CrossFit Box/Gym. Have a look, and next time you are in your gym, see how your coach gets on!

Don’t be afraid to challenge us, as a coach myself I take pride in always reflecting on my sessions and my client’s feedback, we love a chance to improve.

This list isn’t comprehensive, and there will be things I’ve missed, but, I guarantee that every good coach out there will do every one of these things.

Do they get everyone active within the first 2-3 minutes?

Does your CrossFit coach spend 5-10 minutes at the start of the session explaining in detail every single movement, every nuance, personal experiences, blah blah blah…It’s not necessary.


Read More https://www.boxrox.com/great-crossfit-coach/

ARTICLE: No Expiration

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CrossFit:

For time: Handstand Push-up

Handstand Pushup:
-Level 1: Straddle Handstand Pushup, 6x5
-Level 2: Box L-Headstand Pushup, 6x5
-Level 3: Strict + Kipping Handstand Pushup, 6x(1+1)x5 or Seated Strict Press 10-10-10, 2x10

Athletes build over the first three sets to a challenging but manageable weight, leaving two good reps in the tank. Repeat that weight for the remaining two sets.

Then,

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 mins of:
20/15 Pull-ups
30 Kettlebell Swings, 24/16 kg
Run, 800 m

Competition: 35/26#
Performance: Banded Pull-Ups or Ring Rows 35/26# 600m Run
Fitness: 26/17# Banded Pull-Ups or Ring Rows 400m Run

Article:

Mark Bierman remembers the date: Aug. 21, 2011.

It was the day his son was born. And the same one on which he made an important decision to lose weight.

It happened after Bierman saw a picture of himself holding his newborn.

“I looked miserable.”

At 6 feet, 1 inch tall, then-27-year-old Bierman was morbidly obese.

“I was 500-plus, but that’s as high as the scales went,” he said. “So, I just knew that I was above that.”

Mark Bierman was just 27 when his doctor told him that without gastric-bypass surgery, he would die at 30. (Courtesy of Mark Bierman)

Less than a month later, he went in for his yearly physical exam. The verdict: Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, “through-the-roof” blood sugar, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, acid reflux, a vitamin D deficiency and a host of digestive abnormalities.

Bierman’s doctor told him there was only one way out of his predicament: gastric-bypass surgery.

“‘If you don’t have this weight-loss surgery, you are going to die. You’re not going to make it past 30. You’re not healthy enough to do anything other than have this surgery and lose the weight that way,’” the now-34-year-old recalled the doctor saying.

Read More https://journal.crossfit.com/article/cfsl-bierman-cecil

ARTICLE: FOUR MORE CROSSFIT-SANCTIONED EVENTS ON FOUR CONTINENTS

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CrossFit:

Back Squat 6-6-6-6-6
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

The first three reps of each set are performed with a 3 count pause at the bottom.

Then,

For time:
150 Wall Balls, 20/14 lbs

time Cap: 8 mins
Competition: Same
Performance: 14/10#
Fitness: 10/6#

Article:

CrossFit Inc. today announced four additional CrossFit-sanctioned events: the CrossFit French Throwdown, CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town, Brazil CrossFit Championship and Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge. Each event will take place within the first half of 2019. 

Along with the recently announced Dubai CrossFit Championship and the Granite Games, these four newly sanctioned CrossFit events will earn their top male, female and team finishers with qualifying spots at the 2019 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin.  

 

CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town is an annual competition originally designed to find the fittest athletes in South Africa. Today, the event attracts athletes from across the African continent and has become a testing ground for athletes and teams prior to the Games. After an online qualifier, the final competition will be a three-day event in Cape Town in February 2019. Instagram • Twitter • Facebook 

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ARTICLE: STAR IN THE TEAM SERIES LIVE ANNOUNCEMENT

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CrossFit:

Record your best Clean & Jerk 1 rep max lift.

Time cap 20 mins

Then,

For 4 cycles:
AMRAP in 2 mins of:
10 Burpees
Run, 400 m
Max Rep Burpee

Rest 3 mins between each cycle.
For each cycle restart the AMRAP.

ARTICLE:

The CrossFit Team Series kicks off Sept. 19, with the live announcement of Week 1. Rory McKernan and Adrian Bozman are searching for partners for fun exhibition of the events during the live show. 

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE SHOW? 

Record a video that is 1-minute or less and post to social media using the hashtag #TeamSeries18. We'll pick from the submissions and fly winners out to participate in the show. 

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