The CrossFit Games — Rory McKernan posed the question to women at the Central East Regional, “Do you pee during your workouts?” …
Jason Kalipa Learns From Ironman Chris Hinshaw. Former Ironman triathlete Chris Hinshaw talks about becoming functional again through CrossFit training and coaching NorCal CrossFitters Garret Fisher and 2008 CrossFit Games champion, Jason Khalipa.
Rich Froning Answers Questions on Mental Toughness and Recovery. Where does the elite CFers ability to dig deep and push through “the barrier” come from? DNA or practice
Matt Chan On Warm-Up At Coach’s Prep Seminar. In six minutes at the start of Coach’s Prep Seminar Staff training at NorCal CrossFit in San Jose, Calif., Matt Chan takes CPC Seminar Staff members including Austin Begiebing, Zach Forrest, Jason Khalipa, Austin Malleolo, Lindsey Smith, Chris Spealler, Nadia Shatila and Hollis Molloy through a dynamic warm-up.
And because Chan’s leading the charge, you can expect quips and sarcastic remarks while he’s getting the athletes moving.
As he puts the class through 25 jumping jacks to be performed in unison with Chan calling the tempo, he gets to the 14th rep before pointing to Malleolo and singing him a quick tune to laughs from the rest of the class: “One of these kids is not like the other.”
Then there are lunges that require touching the elbow to the ankle, followed by torso rotation and pointing to the wall behind.
“It’s coordination, it’s coordination—it’s difficult for Jason,” Chan says of Khalipa, who finished second at this year’s CrossFit Games. “I’m just messin’ with ya, Jay, come on.”
Next it’s a slight bend at the waist with tight abs and side-to-side swinging of the arms like a speed skater.
“Old iron ankles, you look terrific there. Terrific,” he says to Eric O’Connor, who laughs. “Worst thing I’ve ever seen.”
Humor aside, Chan has quickly identified several mobility issues and even found a modification for Spealler, who suddenly starts struggling with push-ups.
Video by Jon Gilbert and Eric Maciel.
Matt Hathcock On Making The Crossfit Games, First-time CrossFit Games competitors Matt Hathcock (South West) and Jennifer Smith (Central East) reflect on their Games experiences.
Video by Michael Dalton.
Crossfit’s Emily Beers Talks About Preparing For The Open. For five weeks this year, Emily Beers obsessed about the CrossFit Games Open—so much so that she became “a less-focused coach, a more scatterbrained writer, a more careless friend, daughter and girlfriend.”
But after such a month of “self-induced stress,” Beers stumbled upon an opportunity to gain some perspective: a trip to Haiti, when one of the members of CrossFit Vancouver planned to travel to the Caribbean country for charity work yet again.
“Having an opportunity to do something like this, to do some charity work in the poorest country in North America and one of the poorest countries in the world, is going to be quite an experience,” Beers said.
The objective was to get to a place where she could be more relaxed and joyful.
“I’m anticipating a shift in perspective,” said Beers, who finished second in the Open in Canada West and completed 13.5 shortly before heading to Haiti.
Dan Bailey & Scott Panchik At Big Sky. Watch Scott Panchik, Dan Bailey and CrossFit HQ’s own Jonathan Glancy take on the Handstand Push-Up/Hill Run Event in Big Sky, Montana.
When Is It Enough In Crossfit?
Wes Piatt, Chris Spealler, Bill Grundler and Dan Bailey talk competition and ask the question, “When is it enough?”
Video by Matt Krautstrunk.
Lindsey Valenzuela’s New Garage Gym – The Lindsey Valenzuela Project – CrossFit – This took place in early 2013. Functionalequipment.com.
Hotshots19 — (https://hotshots19.crossfit.com)
Crossfit “Hotshots 19″ Memorial Benefit Workout. On August 31, 2013 the CrossFit community came together in Prescott, AZ to perform a memorial workout to benefit the families of 19 fallen firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighting team tragically lost their lives on June 30, 2013 while fighting a fire in Yarnell, AZ. Here is where you can make a donation to support the families of the lost heroes. Your support will be collected by the CrossFit Kids Foundation where 100% of the donations will be distributed to the families.
Please visit the link above to donate
Fallen 19 Hotshot FireFighters. Support the families of the fallen Hotshots
19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighting team tragically lost their lives on June 30, 2013 while fighting a fire in Yarnell, AZ. Here is where you can make a donation to support the families of the lost heroes. Your support will be collected by the CrossFit Kids Foundation where 100% of the donations will be distributed to the families.
Please visit the link above to donate.
Dan Bailey Against 4 Other Crossfitters. Dan Bailey took on four other athletes from HDQT in
Dan performed all four workouts in succession, while one member of the “team” each performed one.
Rich Froning On Improving Endurance. Rich Froning, talks about getting better endurance and focusing on efficiency.
Rich Froning Crossfit 3Peat. He’s the reigning 3x Crossfit Games Champion. Go behind the scenes with Rich as he prepares to make history in this all-new original series. If you’re a fan of Rich, Crossfit, or simply enjoy an inspirational story, then this is a series you don’t want to miss.
When Samantha Briggs sent Lindsey Valenzuela a Facebook message earlier this year and asked if she could come train and live with her, the Southern California athlete was taken aback.
“‘With me?’” Valenzuela recounts. “‘Yeah, I mean, I don’t know if I can keep up with you, but let’s do it.’”
For Briggs, it was an obvious choice.
“She comes from a strength background. I’m more endurance. So I thought what better person to train with — somebody who’s my complete opposite,” she explains. “I’m very chilled out. Nothing seems to faze me, so I think that, hopefully, I’m a bit of a calming influence on her.”
Briggs ended up winning the Games, and the fiery Valenzuela placed second.
“It’s just crazy that me and her mesh so well,” Valenzuela says. “She wants to win — you better believe when she goes out there she’s gonna be an animal, she’s gonna go till she dies — but she wants other people to do really well, and she eases my anxiety a lot.”
Video by Jonathan Glancy.