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The Jerk for Sports
Greg Everett | General Training | August 5 2011 | Comments (1)

Mike Asks: In most sports full extension and the "follow through" are important - you drive through your legs, hips, torso, shoulders, and arms with a "follow through" after making contact with the ball, or the jaw. In doing the jerk you... Continue reading
The Bench Press: Benefits and Risks
Greg Everett | General Training | July 27 2011 | Comments (1)

After curls, the bench press might be the most vilified lift among functional training enthusiasts and some in the weightlifting community. First, I like curls and I couldn’t care less about people doing them, whether for reasons of performance (yes, the... Continue reading
CrossFit to Weightlifting: Kicking the (metCon) Habit
Jocelyn Forest | General Training | June 14 2011 | Comments (55)

The first step is admitting you have a problem. This article is about how I kicked my habit; my metcon habit. When transitioning to the sport of weightlifting, particularly when co... Continue reading
Kettlebell Swings: Overhead or Traditional
Greg Everett | General Training | January 14 2011 | Comments (9)

I want to address the swing in response to an email I got about it. Those of you who pay attention to CrossFit are familiar with the practice of continuing the kettlebell swing overhead rather than the traditional level. The question I got was basically why do... Continue reading
The Kipping Pull-up: How to Do It Safely and Use it in Training
Greg Everett | General Training | December 31 2010 | Comments (16)

The kipping pull-up has been a point of vehement contention since its popularization by CrossFit; one camp tells the world it’s the only way to create complete elite athle... Continue reading
Eliminating the Stopwatch: Timing Workouts
Greg Everett | General Training | December 21 2010 | Comments (13)

One of the defining characteristics of CrossFit training is the use of a stopwatch or clock to time workouts. This practice is often regarded as being integral to the effectiveness of the training by turning each workout into a competition and making training ... Continue reading
It's Not a Race for Last
Joe Kenn | General Training | September 28 2010 | Comments (1)

This July, my youngest son Peter was going through his first training camp of organized tackle football and I was very excited. With football, as with most other team sports, practices are pretty much all the same; start off with a warm up, move to position fu... Continue reading
The Essence of Time
Joe Kenn | General Training | August 31 2010 | Comments

In sports, when the word “time” is used in a conversation, most discussion will be focused on an individual’s 40-yard dash, or how fast they can cover 40 yards in a maximal effort sprint. This is usually discussed in seconds, as in, “My... Continue reading
Preventing Staph Infection
Yael Grauer | General Training | August 15 2010 | Comments (4)

MRSA is a particularly dangerous form of staph. While less virulent strains of the bacteria are thought to exist in close to a quarter of the population, only about 1% of people carry MRSA in their noses and skin. Short for methicillin resistant Staphylococ... Continue reading
Percentage-Based Max Effort Black Box - MEBB
Michael Rutherford | General Training | November 28 2009 | Comments (17)

One poor assumption I have made with regards to lecturing on the Max Effort Black box deals with the athlete’s experience with finding the daily max effort. I’m up there babbling about finding that best effort for 5, 3 or 1 on a particular move and... Continue reading
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