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During its first year in business, CrossFit Elysium faced many challenges. Co-owners Leon Chang and Paul Estrada share what they’ve learned. An oft-repeated statement in the affiliate community is “focus on being a great trainer. If you provide superior training to your clients, the business results will come.” Sometimes this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
The NCAA may have revoked Georgia Tech's 2009 ACC title, but that doesn't mean the players are OK with the decision or are going to be quick to give back their rings. In fact, Sean Bedford, an all-conference center on that 2009 team, wrote an open letter to the NCAA... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
Jeff and Mikki Lee Martin explain how to run a CrossFit Kids promotion. CrossFit Kids has had the good fortune to be invited to present our program in several different major venues as well as the opportunity to support local affiliates with various promotions. We would like to present some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
Part of Mid-Major Week. We all want to impress friends, workers and comely barmaids with the perfect fantasy/All-American/dark horse Heisman pick that will turn out to be devastatingly accurate in December. But who? As usual, your best option this fall is to mine the tried-and-true ranks of stat-busting quarterbacks with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
On Episode 172 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed R.A.W. Training co-founder Molly Tuman; Tony Zana and Baker Leavitt, owners of 2Pood; and past CrossFit Games competitor Jasmine Dever. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. 3:40 R.A.W. Training in Wildwood, Pa.,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
Resistance training and kids is a contentious issue. Maurizio Guarrata and Dan Edelman offer some perspective from athletic training in Europe. Youth resistance training has generated a lot of controversy over the years. Through the 1980s, the common wisdom held that youth resistance training was ineffective. In addition, a myth... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
Find: Fastest 40 yard Sprint *Warm Up as needed *You get 4-6 tries to run your fastest 40 yard sprint then... Complete 7 rounds: 1 20 yard Pro Short Shuttle 10 One Arm KB Power Snatches - 2 pood (5 RT/ 5 LT) 10 Nine Foot Wall Touches Post times... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
Dessert doesn’t have to take your kiddies into a sugar-filled lift-off. Satisfy their sweet tooth with nature’s natural sugars—guaranteed to keep them happy and grounded. This is also a great dish to serve after a protein-heavy meal, as the carbs and fat will balance out the protein from the main... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
Join reporter Jennifer Hunter as she shares the story of Jacinto Bonilla of CrossFit NYC. Bonilla is a 72-year-old trainer at his gym. After finding CrossFit at age 67, Bonilla decided to give a second career a try and retired from radiography to become a coach. Even with an athletic... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
In addition to the longtime association between LeBron James and Ohio State basketball, two other prominent college programs will be donning jerseys adorned with the NBA star's Nike logo next season. One is Miami, the school that has courted James' affection since he signed with the Heat last summer. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
Dr. Will Wright explains “rhabdo” and what you can do to prevent it. This review article was written to remind the CrossFit community that rhabdomyolysis is a real and dangerous medical condition which creates a need for introductory workouts that are appropriate and safe for new clients. In recent months,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
[ed: bump.] I hope this kind of analysis hasn't been done already; if so, my apologies. I was wondering, in light of Brian's analysis of the defense, if we could quantify the effect of having Mattison rather than GERG as our defensive coordinator. To that end, I have tried to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
It didn't exactly take the Amazing Kreskin to see this coming when star quarterback Terrelle Pryor and three other offensive starters were cited by the NCAA last December for selling rings, jerseys and other memorabilia as underclassmen. But 6 1/2 months later, it's official: Ohio State is vacating all 12... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
In the two days since Chris Hill floated the idea of the state of Utah's four premier college basketball programs annually facing off in a season-opening tournament, the Utah athletic director has learned a valuable lesson. "I'll have to remember not to let cats out of the bag too soon,"... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
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Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
The least you should know about the Mid-American Conference. Part of Mid-Major Week. ? Cradle of coaching turnover. Few conferences seem to go through more coaching turnover than the MAC. Sometimes coaches leave for better jobs, as was the case of Temple's Al Golden, who's now at Miami, Jerry Kill,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
Since the lockout has wiped out the Las Vegas Summer League and threatens to do the same to training camp, undrafted free agents likely won't have as many opportunities to make an NBA roster this fall. As a result, many top undrafted collegiate stars have already signed with overseas pro... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
Rule breaking has become a trend this summer and, as we learned with Joe Paterno and Mark Richt, no one is immune from even the most meaningless of violations. This week, Nebraska came forward as the latest victim of NCAA tedium with a confession that it gave several student athletes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
Unlike many of his fellow coaches who are wary of hyping a promising newcomer to the point that it will be difficult for him to live up to expectations, USC's Kevin O'Neill isn't nearly as cautious. First, O'Neill labeled guard Jio Fontan USC's "best player," "best leader" and "best scorer"... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
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Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
For a guy who plays for a star-crossed program that famously has never made the NCAA tournament and until recently had seldom even come close, Northwestern star John Shurna isn't lacking for bravado. Shurna told the Chicago Tribune his goals for his upcoming senior season recently, and to say the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
Part of Mid-Major Week. In each of his first three seasons, SMU coach June Jones set attainable goals for his team. The first year was a feeling out period as Jones and his staff got to know the players and the players got to know them. Consequently, some of those... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
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Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
“This is really an advanced movement,” Jeff Tucker says of the ring handstand push-up. “Flexibility is going to be a big key here.” Join the CrossFit Gymnastics coach as he takes elite athletes through ring handstand push-up progressions at the Again Faster Summit held at CrossFit New England. In Straddle... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber is used to throngs of prepubescent girls swooning over his every word -- and his hair -- but in the past year a new crop of fans are starting to emerge -- college football players and coaches. Wednesday, Louisville defensive end Greg Scruggs admitted to having... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Johnjcortes's blog