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Plandomization: CrossFit, Periodization and Planning
Greg Everett | General Training | April 29 2009 | Comments (26)

Periodization has become a bad word in CrossFit Land. My optimistic view on this phenomenon is that it’s due simply to widespread misunderstanding of what exactly periodizati... Continue reading
Jerk Block Building Tutorial
Greg Everett | Equipment | March 31 2009 | Comments (39)

Jerk blocks are a somewhat mythical piece of equipment—their numbers are extremely small and there appears to be a constant search for plans to build them. After two years of Aimee busting my chops to build her some, with the new gym and the correspondin... Continue reading
Integrating the Olympic Lifts with CrossFit
Greg Everett | General Training | March 3 2009 | Comments (9)

One of the questions I’m asked most frequently is how to integrate Olympic weightlifting with CrossFit training. The lift’s appearance in typical CrossFit programming is often inadequate or unsatisfactory for many athletes. In addition, I’ll ... Continue reading
The Olympic Lift Starting Position: Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 28 2009 | Comments (20)

Before we continue, let’s first establish what exactly we’re talking about. Most importantly, we need to understand this: The purpose of the starting position (and f... Continue reading
Quick & Dirty Plate Rack
Greg Everett | Equipment | January 28 2009 | Comments (17)

Plate racks are a rip-off. There, I said it. They require minimal, relatively low-quality steel, and aren't exactly remarkable feats of engineering. Instead of spend money on expensive plate racks (most of which aren't that great anyway) that could be put to b... Continue reading
Lessons from Romania: Nicu Vlad at the Olympic Training Center
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | December 31 2008 | Comments (13)

Nicu Vlad is one of the greatest weightlifters of all time. The Romanian legend won the Olympic gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles games when he was only twenty-one years old, and ... Continue reading
The Anterior Chain: Don't Neglect It
Greg Everett | General Training | November 30 2008 | Comments (8)

As of late, the posterior chain gets so much attention and credit, and the loyal, reliable anterior chain seems to be regarded with disdain, or at least neglected in an undeservedly hurtful manner. Despite this poor treatment, it remains and continues working ... Continue reading
Why Dots: The Dot Drill
Josh Everett | General Training | September 30 2008 | Comments (4)

My first experience with the dot drill came about in my high school football off-season strength & conditioning program. I remember one day as we went out to the track for conditioning seeing a whole gang of white dots spray-painted on the asphalt leading ... Continue reading
A New Way to ME Black Box
Michael Rutherford | General Training | May 29 2008 | Comments (11)

Introduction It was 2004 when I first started integrating M.E. lifts with the CrossFit high intensity randomized protocol. I have since tried some new methods, which have proven successful. They tell me at the Performance Menu that the M.E. articles are the... Continue reading
Tumbling Warm-up
Stephane Rochet | General Training | April 30 2008 | Comments

During the past six months, the University of San Diego Varsity Weight Room has experienced a modest remodeling. Equipment and power racks were moved in order to clear out a space on one side of the room. This space was then filled with 12’x 42’ of... Continue reading
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