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Tips to Improve Your Mile Run Time

Tips to Improve Your Mile Run Time: We get this question every week: “Coach, how do I improve my mile run time?” You may be trying to get better for the next local 5k run. Or you might be considering the Special Forces. We got you. The following are some of the tried and tested... Read More
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Hand Care Tips for Functional Fitness + CrossFit Athletes

Working out in the gym can be tough on your hands.  Whether you are a functional fitness athlete or just starting CrossFit workout – you will want to take care of your hands. Many of the workouts you will do are high reps and heavy work. Between the barbell, gymnastic rings and pull up bars... Read More
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Jump Rope Tips and Workouts

Jumping rope is one of the easiest ways to build up and train your cardiovascular system.  Even on a cold rainy day – you can break out a basic jump rope in your garage or basement or spare bedroom and get a great workout. No garage gym should be without a good jump rope to work... Read More

Tips on Writing Goals for Athletes

As athletes – we all have goals. Some are more defined than others.  Some are bigger than others.  Some athletes have a method of reaching their goals in far faster time than others. We have all of our athletes in the gym write down their goals from day one. Some good examples are to lose... Read More
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Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet CrossFit Elite Athlete Profile

Age: 34 (Born October 10, 1988) From: Richelieu, Quebec CrossFit Gym: CrossFit Brossard Height: 5 ft 2 inch Weight: 125 lbs. With a background in high level gymnastics since she was 3 years old Camille has always been one to push herself to the extreme. After retiring from gymnastics at 16, she tried just about... Read More

CrossFit Double Under Workouts

Check out this list of CrossFit Double Under Workouts. Double unders are simply passing the rope under your feet twice before touching back down. This exercise is considered one of the best cardio workouts you can do as they keep your heart rate at a high level, are soft on the body in terms of... Read More
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Rebecca Voigt CrossFit Elite Athlete Profile

Rebecca “Becca” Voigt is a trainer at Valley CrossFit based in the San Fernando Valley. She placed 3rd in the SoCal Regional Qualifiers securing her a spot in the 2009 CrossFit Games. Age: 28 Height: 5’9 Weight: 155 Date of Birth: 11/21/1980 Place of Birth Northridge, CA Started CrossFit October 06 Weight: 150 Athletic Background:... Read More
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Annie Thorisdottir CrossFit Elite Athlete Profile

Nickname: “Iceland Annie” Age: 28 Height: 169 cm (5 ft 7 in) Weight: 67 kg Hometown: Kopavogur, Iceland CrossFIt Affiliate: owns CrossFit Reykjavik Check out this Annie Thorisdottir YouTube video Annie Thorisdottir Best Lifts Clean: 90 kg Back squat: 105 kg Front squat: 85 kg Overhead squat: 67,5 kg Clean & jerk: 80 kg Snatch: 70... Read More

Elyse Umeda CrossFit Elite Athlete Profile

Elyse Umeda CrossFit Elite Athlete Profile Name: Elyse Umeda Region: Northern California Team:CrossFit 808 Affiliate:CrossFit 808 Age:33 Height:5’3″ Weight:125 lb Video – Elyse Umeda CrossFit 2011 Check out Reebok Men’s Crossfit Nano 8.0 Flexweave Cross Trainer @ Elyse Umeda CrossFit Benchmark workouts Fran — Helen — Grace — Filthy 50 — Fight Gone Bad... Read More

Pat Barber CrossFit Elite Athlete Profile

Pat Barber CrossFit Elite Athlete Profile Region:Northern California Team:NorCal CrossFit Affiliate:NorCal Age:32 Height:5’7″ Weight:175 lb Video: Pat Barber CrossFit Check out Reebok Crossfit Nano 8.0 Flexweave Cross Trainer @ BENCHMARKS WORKOUTS Fran 2:15 Helen 7:21 Grace 1:47 Filthy 50 17:27 Fight Gone Bad 465 Sprint 400m 0:59 Run 5k 21:24 Check out ZFOsports 40LBs... Read More
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Top 10 Pose Running Tips for Athletes

Pose Running is a more efficient way to run than the standard heel strike method we’re all familiar with and used to. Pose running, because of its efficiency, can not only help you improve your running time, but also reduce the risk of injury. It minimizes joint impact, and aims to reduce the muscular contribution... Read More
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Top 10 Trail Running Tips

By Jeff Grant and Brad McLeod In a day and age where many road races as short as 5KM hand out finisher medals and t-shirts to every participant, there stands a brutal trail running race—the Barkley Marathons in Tennessee—where in some years there’s not a single medal given, as there’s not a single finisher even... Read More
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How to Size a Jump Rope

Working out with a jump rope is one of the best ways to build up cardio strength. All you need is a little bit of space and a jump rope and your ready to go. The question we get asked all the time is “How to measure a jump rope for your height?”. This article... Read More
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Kristan Clever CrossFit Athlete Profile

Kristan Clever CrossFit Athlete Profile STATISTICS Age 41 (born 1982) Weight 133 Height 5′ 2″ From Torrance, CA Current Residence Los Angeles, CA Began Crossfit May 2007 CrossFit Affiliate: Valley CrossFit Note: Her name is mistakenly spelled “Kristin” by some – but it is listed as “Kristan” in the CrossFit Games roster. Weightlifting Stats Squat... Read More
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