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Forum: Exercises 10-12-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,199
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: CrossFit for Kids help/advice

Tricia, you nailed this one. The first question should be, what ages are the kids? CrossFit Baseball is a perfect choice for this kind of intro to CrossFit for kids, but how you run it depends on...
Forum: Community 08-03-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 632,662
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

One of my long time trainers pointed out that our voice was missing here. Making a public statement is painful for Mikki and I, but not hard. As Greg stated, we met Bryan Kelly in May of 2011. ...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 07-30-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,203
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: ADVICE NEEDED: Kids and the Box

This stops it, almost immediately. Announce to the parents in a no-nonsense way that this is how you are going to handle it, give them a minute to explain to their kids that they do not want their...
Forum: Starting 12-19-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,796
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: Crossfitting mom at whits end

The most important thing you can do is pair fitness and fun for your child. Essentially making burpees a punishment is a poor idea. It pairs fitness with punishment.

Equating food with a reward...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 08-03-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,795
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: Looking for CF Kids Advice

Stephanie,
We put two and two together while walking in. Drop me a email JeffatCrossFit.com.

By the way, Beccas advice here is very sound and helpful. We have the best job in the world, might as...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 07-22-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,795
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: Looking for CF Kids Advice

Stephanie,
Have you or your trainers been through the CrossFit Kids cert? We spend some time talking about this as well as have a doc regarding it.
Jeff
Forum: Fitness 04-01-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,404
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: CF Strength Bias/FB Questions

James,
I went from 185 to 160 in 4 weeks. I deadlifted 407 and squatted 250 at the meet Craig referenced above at a bodyweight of 159. It was very tough. My one reps before the meet were 430 (DL)...
Forum: Fitness 03-01-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 501,714
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: CFSB - Ask your questions here!

Been running v.2 for about 14 months. Had 12 of our people (6 teens and 6 adults) lift in a USAPL meet last month. Results upcoming in the CF Journal.
Forum: Fitness 02-23-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,839
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: Introducing Fitness to Teen Girls

Kim,
Drop me an email at Jeff@CrossFit.com. We have someone on the CrossFit Kids staff that can help you. She is a teacher and deals with this every day. Incidentally she weighs 114 and recently won...
Forum: Fitness 11-25-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 55,194
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: For those that argue Westside is only for the advanced...

I still blame you. Slipped walking to the car today. Pretty sure it was your fault.
Forum: Fitness 11-25-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,540
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: Training "Ma dude"...

Max,
If you are training someone under 18 you are training a minor. If something should happen, you will be legally responsible.
Forum: Fitness 11-23-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 55,194
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: For those that argue Westside is only for the advanced...

Been playing with adding strength to CrossFit for awhile, and have a little anecdotal stuff to add here. When I tried to add SS, probably four years ago, to CF it was a disaster. Rip could have...
Forum: Fitness 10-17-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 501,714
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: CFSB - Ask your questions here!

Ted,
Alex is coming back strong! Very cool to watch.

Aron,
There is a v.2, but like the first article, we are data gathering and refining before we release it. However if you have been following...
Forum: Fitness 10-06-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 501,714
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: CFSB - Ask your questions here!

Thought these vids were worth posting. Jake doing the CFT. All vids...
Forum: Fitness 08-02-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,786
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: Realistic Strength Goals Without Gaining Weight

I think you are shooting to low if you are specifically training for strength. My oldest boy Connor weighs 160. His back squat is 380 and his deadlift 450. His training partner weighs 175. His...
Forum: Fitness 07-07-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,703
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: Toddlers and Fitness

Joe,
I would be happy to discuss what we do. A lot of it has to do with what to expect from kids and experience teaches us that. Every age group has different expectations, last night our CrossFit...
Forum: Fitness 07-07-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,703
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: Toddlers and Fitness

Joe,
We run a CrossFit Preschool class and have had kids as young as 2.5 years old in the structured class.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-26-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,504
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: Seeking advice on programming for a 10 year-old girl

Daniel,
As Wil indicated CrossFit requires special training and knowledge for its trainers to work with kids. Please give me a call or drop me an email.
Forum: Fitness 06-20-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 501,714
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: CFSB - Ask your questions here!

Latest from CrossFit Brand X to hit 400

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMjUojhns60
WS/FS
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 06-11-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 19,279
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: Crossfit and Asthma

Ryan,
I feel for you with the asthma. I have had it pretty bad all my life and my boys have it as well. We tried fairly heavy doses of fish oil. My boys and I are fairly symptom free and we have...
Forum: Fitness 06-10-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 501,714
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: CFSB - Ask your questions here!

I thought I was being funny. Guess it looses something on the web. I will disappear again.
Forum: Fitness 06-06-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 501,714
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: CFSB - Ask your questions here!

Your right Jay its not rocket science that's why every gym has multiple 16 year olds jumping 60 inch box jumps, 14 year olds deadlifting 360 and 17 year olds high jumping 7'. Pretty sure its not...
Forum: Fitness 06-06-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 501,714
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: CFSB - Ask your questions here!

Jay,
CrossFit is good for everything! I worked with a High School jumper in the off season. When he walked in his Back squat was about 135 and his dead around 185. Returned him to his coach 15...
Forum: Fitness 06-02-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,280
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: Track and Cross Fit

Bob,
I have not worked with throwers, but I have with Track athletes. This year I worked with a high school high jumper. Last year he jumped 6'5" he jumped 7'0" at his last meet. We adapted his CF...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 03-24-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,356
Posted By Jeff Martin
Re: Exercise Physiology (I think)/Postpartum Question

Leela,
Send an email to Andrea@CrossFitMom.com, and check out www.CrossFitMom.com (WFS).
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