Beyond the Garage

Personal training sessions before joining classes. Some affiliates do this sort of thing and some don't. During these sessions we cover nine fundamental movements in CrossFit (air squat, front squat, overhead squat, deadlift, sumo deadlift high pull, clean, shoulder press, push press, push jerk). We also go over using the gluteham developer, kettlebell swings, thrusters, use of the AbMat, and maybe a couple other odds and ends. These sessions have been crucial I can't imagine having a client...

Brian Mac Kenzie

The human psyche is a very powerful thing. This same psyche is responsible both for very limiting, self-defeating thoughts and also for strong, self-empowering thoughts that enable us to accomplish great things. For example, how many people believe they can run a marathon, 50 kilometers, or even 100 miles How about squatting 500 pounds, or even 1000 pounds Can you do a I0K in less than 40 minutes If your answer is, I could never do any of those things, you should stop reading now. You just...

Dr Tabata and the Dumbbell

Snatch variants (CFJ issue 54) o One arm or two o From the hang or from the deck Vertical presses (CFJ issue 53) o Standing press o Push press o Push jerk or split jerk Squats, with dumbbells (from CFJ issue 49) o Low, at the sides o Racked, at the shoulders o Overhead (one arm or two) Lunges, with dumbbell(s) (from CFJ issue 49) o Low, at the sides o Racked, at the shoulders o Overhead (one arm or two) o Extended in front or to the side(s) Knees to elbows, hanging from a bar or rings Michael...

Text and computer program cited in this article

Low Back Disorders Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation. Champaign, IL Human Kinetics. 4D WATBAK biomechanical computer model, version 2.0.3. 1999. Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Tony Leyland is Senior Lecturer in the School of Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia. He has taught at the university level for 25 years and has been heavily involved in competitive sports such as soccer, tennis,...

Greg Glassman

I Part 2 of Coach Glassman's discussion of nutrition addresses the refined dietary needs of athletes and what's required to optimize your performance. If you want elite physical output, you must be precise about your intake. Close enough won't cut it or as Coach Glassman more colorfully puts it, If you want top-fuel-type performance, you need top fuel you can't just piss into the gas tank. Most of us are familiar with CrossFit's nutrition prescription Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds,...