SATURDAY 120915

REST DAY

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Ever wondered “How To Start CrossFit?” Our good friend TJ Murphy, world renowned author, answers the question on his website “Inside The Box Book“. We were honored to see that TJ’s second recommendation was the result of his recent visit to our gym for a class with the 12:00 crew. Here is what TJ had to say:

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“Learn how to warm-up properly. Spend a few hours surfing the CrossFit.com exercise videos, or in the CrossFit Journal archives, and you’ll see a lot of Greg Amundson. Amundson was critical to the growth of CrossFit in many ways: He was one of the first from Coach Greg Glassman’s original Santa Cruz gym to become a standard bearer of the concept of an elite CrossFitter; he became a coach and one of the principals in the early years of the CrossFit Coaching Certification program; he continues to live and breathe it to this day. In fact, this morning I visited the new gym he’s opened in Santa Cruz, CrossFit Amundson. “My goal is to recreate the original spirit of the first CrossFit gym,” he said. In the class I attended–which Amundson coached–there were four of us. And the first thing Amundson did was take us through a warm-up. And it was almost move-for-move the same warm-up that has long been archived on the CrossFit Journal.  It’s an easy warm-up to do even for the first-timer and if you’re going to start CrossFitting, Amundson has said this is the warm-up that has long helped him not only get physically ready for the rigors of a workout but also mentally ready.” – TJ Murphy

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The Warm-Up With Greg Amundson [video]

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