CrossFit Kids Magazine

The December 2010 Issue #61 was the final Issue of CrossFit Kids Magazine.
CrossFit Kids content will now appear in the CrossFit Journal.

issue # 61 December 2010

CrossFit Kids action

On the Cover;
Excerpt from the article/interview,
Growing Up CrossFit
Connor Martin

"Buff Class"
A southern California High School PE Program
Three questions answered by Sean McCue

CrossFit Kids Community
CFK at CFUAC< CF Zurich and Community photos

Growing Up CrossFit
Original CrossFit Kids talk about their experiences
Jeff Martin and Dan Edelman CFBX

Post-WOD Study Hall
CFK HQ takes advantage of the maximized capacity for learning in the 20-40 minutes after exercise by formalizing a post-exercise study hall.
Mikki Lee Martin CFK HQ



Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class


Footie Workout Karl Steadman of CrossFit 3D


Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Kids Central Scotland
"The CrossFit Vagabond"
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Vanilla Walnut Butternut Squash
Funny Bunny Salad

Sweet Cheeks Alyssa & Shirley Sweet Cheeks HQ


Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

CrossFit Kids Varsity.
CFK Varsity WOD

Tips and Tricks
Soft Deadlift Setup and Static pulls Jeff Martin CFK HQ

Also Featuring: Game of the Month
Rock,Paper, Scissors Tag
Alison Patenaude CFK HQ

Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England

New and exciting things are coming to CrossFit Kids!
The CrossFit Kids Magazine will be migrating to the CrossFit Journal as of January 1, 2011.
Expect to see new Kids and Teen content on a more regular basis and legacy articles from the over 60 issues of the CFK magazine. Your current CFK Magazine subscription will be- come a CF Journal subscrip- tion–and if you are already a CF Journal subscriber as well, your subscription will be extended.
Questions? Contact
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Issue # 60 November 2010

CrossFit Kids action

On The Cover
Quinn of CFK LKN- Living the dream

CrossFit Kids Community
Halloween Fun With Pukie, Jeff Tincher & Son CF FairFax, CFK Marina Pumpkin squats, CFK KOP games wall, Hanging around at CFK Kitsap, CFK Ocean City Race


CrossFit Arden Hills Swimming, Summer of 2010
Brian Nabeta and Cortney Martalucci of CFK Arden Hills Swim
Cortney Martellucci's group of 9 and 10 year olds stole the show at Sierra Nevada Junior Olympics/Far Westerns Age Group Championships and Western Zone Championships. CrossFit was central to this success.

CrossFit Kids Monrovia Fall Fit Fest
Creating a CrossFit competition for kids that test each individual's fitness level. Shaping hard working, confident and strong, setting themselves up to forge the future of fitness!
Kate Hunt

CFK Magazine Migrates to the CrossFit Journal

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class


Footie Workout Karl Steadman of CrossFit 3D


Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Kids Central Scotland
"The CrossFit Vagabond"
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Sweet potato and apple bake, Stuffed apples
Sweet Cheeks Alyssa & Shirley Sweet Cheeks HQ


Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

CrossFit Kids Varsity.



CFK Varsity WOD

Tips and Tricks
Graduating CrossFit Kids to the next level...When is the "right" time?
Debbie Rakos CFK HQ

Fixing the Push Press
Coach Jeff Martin CFK HQ

Also Featuring: Games of the Month/
Legomania WOD + Game
Mikki Lee Martin CFK HQ

Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England

New and exciting things are coming to CrossFit Kids!
The CrossFit Kids Magazine will be migrating to the CrossFit Journal as of January 1, 2011. Expect to see new Kids and Teen content on a more regular basis and legacy articles from the over 60 issues of past CFK magazine. Your current CFK Magazine subscription will become a CF Journal subscription– and If you are already a CF Journal subscriber as well, your subscription will be extended. Questions? Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

issue # 59 October 2010

CrossFit Kids action

CrossFit Kids Community
The Parents Guide to Coaching Kids Coping with Bullying
"The ultimate goal is to avoid conflicts and outsmart your opponent. However, when life happens, you are your own first responder. Our kids deserve every edge, so be proactive, and be involved."
Mike Panebianco

"Product of CrossFit Kids" Video

Coaching Rugby and CFK
"CFK athletes are superior to untrained kids in that they are less likely to be injured out on the field while playing rugby. The long- time CrossFit Kid has been developing all physical aspects of rugby in the form of CrossFit Kids. These athletes only need field knowledge of the game."
Jamie Fiddler CrossFit Renegade

Kids Do FGB
CFK Create Workouts


Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class


Footie Workout Karl Steadman of CrossFit 3D


Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Kids Central Scotland
"The CrossFit Vagabond"
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Healthy Fun Halloween Recipes for Kids
Sweet Cheeks Alyssa & Shirley Sweet Cheeks HQ


Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

CrossFit Kids Varsity.
CFK Varsity WOD

Tips and Tricks
Soft Deadlift Setup and Static pulls Jeff Martin CFK HQ

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/
Bowling for Burpees
Jenny Woolsey CrossFit Kids Highlands Ranch
Halloween WOD Coach Jeff Martin CFK HQ
Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England

Back Cover: Katie Lowe leads a live CrossFit Kids class at The CFK Certification Flagstaff Arizona Sept 2010
http://crossfitflagstaff.typepad.com/kids/

Issue # 58 September 2010

CrossFit Kids action

JOURNAL CLUB
An Inherent Protection Against Eccentric Damage?
Jon Gary, Phd CFK HQ
A general introduction to rhabdomyolysis.
Investigation of the potential mechanism of exertional rhabdomyoslysis with respect to eccentric contractions.

Rhabdo In Teen Populations
Coach Jeff Martin CFK HQ
In Oregon, 2 dozen football players went to the hospital. Did you know that kids don't always show symptoms? Jeff explains what symptoms to look for in your teens.

PreSchool Class Integration and Evolution
Gordon Limb
CFK Fairfax
Gordon explores a successful way to integrate kids of all ages into the same WOD.



Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class

CrossFit Kids Community
9/11 Teen WOD
Gayle Shalloo and CFK Full Strength pay tribute to the 343 firefighters that died on 9/11

Nutrition WOD
Rachel Steadman of CFK CrossFit 3D
takes the opportunity to teach kids nutrition in conjunction to doing a WOD

Footie Workout Karl Steadman of CrossFit 3D
"Alcarez" & "Arteta"

Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Kids Central Scotland
"The CrossFit Vagabond"
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"Chocolate Chicken"
Sweet Cheeks Alyssa & Shirley Sweet Cheeks HQ


Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

CrossFit Kids Varsity.
CFK Varsity WOD

Tips and Tricks
Debbie Rakos CFK HQ
"Special Leader"
It's the little things that often make the biggest difference to a small child.

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/ Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England

Back Cover: CFK at Ross Priory on Loch Lomond Scotland, Balloch Castle, and Chester England

Issue #57 August 2010

CrossFit Kids action

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class

CrossFit Kids Community - CrossFit Kids California City The CFK California City Summer Camp will finish off their summer with a huge event; a 100K team run to raise money and awareness for The Disposable Heroes Project. If you are interested in donating, click on the link below:
http://www.thedisposableheroesproject.com/merchandise

Exercise is Part of the Formula for School Success Candace Hill CrossFit Old Town Candace writes a great piece on the building evidence that shows how exercise is great for youths minds. Candace was part of a study researching the development of American children across the country. One of the interests of the study was to find out children's health outcomes and their cognitive and achievement outcomes with exercise. Continue to read this article to find out more about the studies results.

Footie Workout Karl Steadman of CrossFit 3D

Girls & Heroes Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids Brand X "Grace" has been revisited over a year later with huge improvements!

High School Athletics: Who to talk to and what to focus on to get your foot in the door. Brian Yoak CrossFit Legacy How CrossFit Kids training methods have helped improve high school athletes and their solid execution of the game.

Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Kids Central Scotland

Lessons in CrossFit Cami Kwan of CrossFit Fort Vancouver A self reflective piece from a teenager and her experience with CrossFit Kids. These lessons include how she was able to gain courage, pride, perseverance and confidence during such a vulnerable age.

School Programs - An Interview with George Economou CrossFit Invictus George answers questions about how he has made a successful school program that incorporates CrossFit Kids with a high school PE class.

Sweet Cheeks Alyssa & Shirley Sweet Cheecks HQ A delicious recipe for watermelon soup!

Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ Includes a new feature: CrossFit Kids Varsity.

Tips and Tricks Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ Tips for fixing common problems with the squat.

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/"Parachute Games" Gordon Limb of CrossFit Fairfax, Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England

Back Cover: A whiteboard with a workout on it created by a group of 5 - 9 year olds.

Issue #56 July 2010

CrossFit Kids action

A Mom's Perspective Lura Poggi of CrossFit Kids Brand X Lura Poggi gives a mom's perspective on how CrossFit Kids has helped her four children in more ways then one. The ages range from nine months old to nine years old. Despite the wide range of age with her children, they have all benefited in different ways by participating in their local CrossFit Kids program.

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class

CrossFit Kids Community - CrossFit Kids Mt Baker Jalysse Garcia A correct photo of Jalysse Garcia celebrating her win at the Washington State wrestling tournament.
CrossFit Kids 3D Jadzia This young lady competed in her Junior School sports event and came in first in all six events.

Exercise is Part of the Formula for School Success Candace Hill CrossFit Old Town Candace writes a great piece on the building evidence that shows how exercise is great for youths minds. Candace was part of a study researching the development of American children across the country. One of the interests of the study was to find out children's health outcomes and their cognitive and achievement outcomes with exercise. Continue to read this article to find out more about the studies results.

Footie Workout Karl Steadman of CrossFit 3D

Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Kids Central Scotland CrossFit Kids working on pull ups!

Learn and Play New Sports: Athletic Confidence through Athletic Competence Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A stark contrast of body control is noticed between kids who participate in CrossFit Kids and those who do not. Body control, balance, accuracy, among other athletic skills, are clearly evident in youths who participate in CrossFit Kids. These skills are easily transferable to other sports, helping these youths to quickly pick up new sports.

Sweet Cheeks Alyssa & Shirley Sweet Cheecks HQ Delicious recipes for Cheese-less Meatza and a Bacon & Egg Salad.

Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ Includes a new feature: CrossFit Kids Varsity.

Tips and Tricks: CFK Pre School Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ Great ideas for how to take the nervousness and intimidation out of young ones attending CrossFit Kids Preschool.

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/"Robins Nest" & "Uno" Valerie MacKenzie Voboril of CrossFit Dogtown, Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England

Back Cover: "Healthy Habits" from a local school.

Issue #55 June 2010

CrossFit Kids action

Arden Hills Swim: More Dryland Success Cortney Martellucci of CrossFit Kids Arden Hills In February 2010 Arden Hills swim team incorporated CrossFit Kids into their entire swim program. Since incorporating this into their whole program, they have seen improvements across the board. The youngest kids have shown improvement in their strength, body awareness, flexibility and willingness to push themselves into the uncomfortable. Read more about what these incredible swimmers are doing!

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class

CrossFit Kids Community - CrossFit Kids Brand X Tyler Jordan This incredible athlete was able to take first in State Finals after he began to incorporate CrossFit Teens and change his diet.
CrossFit Kids Portland Jordin Seekins Through CrossFit training with Rochelle Hagnas, Jordin was able to land a track scholarship at the University of Washington by her incredible performance as a javelin thrower.

Footie Workout Karl Steadman of CrossFit 3D

Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Kids Central Scotland

School Programs: Nutrition Curriculum Anne Harty An informative article that offers suggestions on how to build a successful nutrition curriculum for middle school students and CrossFit Kids.

Sweet Cheeks Alyssa & Shirley Sweet Cheecks HQ New Feature! Paleo friendly meals that you and your kids can make together! In this issue, Turkey Meatloaf muffins and Coconut Flour Waffles!

Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Tips and Tricks Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ Some great tips on how to get your younger kids into the correct squat stance.

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/Waterballon Game "Don't Drop the Baby" Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ, Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England, CFK Teen/Advanced Field Trip to CF Endurance Brian MacKenzie

Back Cover: Welcome to our 16 new CrossFit Kids Affiliates!

Issue #54 May 2010

CrossFit Kids action

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class

Childhood Obesity Ron Gellis An informative article that covers some of the causes of childhood obesity and the harmful consequences that effects some 18% of youths aged 12 - 19. The question of responsibility is addressed as well as an action plan for those who are looking to avoid obesity or looking to reverse obesity.

CrossFit Kids Community - CrossFit Kids Sri Ram Ashram Rashmi Cole With limited equipment, this orphanage managed to play 'Build and Move a Fort'
Home CrossFitters Morgan MCongratulations to Morgan who completed Pasadena Marathon Bike Tour with her father!
Also a thoughtful poem by a 15 year old.

Footie Workout Karl Steadman of CrossFit 3D

Journal Club: A Neuronal Growth Factor that Acts in the Muscle Jon Gary This reviewed article introduces BDNF (brain derived nuerotrophic factor), BDNF production in contracting human muscle, experiments in intact rat muscles and closing thoughts on the research.

Kids Kettlebell Workout Martha Bangs of CrossFit Kids Ventura

School Programs - Metairie Park County Day School Katherine Miller The process of introducing CrossFit Kids to administration is covered in Part I and the implementation process is covered in Part II of this beneficial article. Katherine runs a successful CrossFit Kids program and happily shares how she was able to be so successful.

Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/Save the Puppy Mikki Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England, CFK Teen/Advanced Field Trip to CF Endurance Brian MacKenzie

Back Cover: CrossFit Kids Summer and Logan eating a paleo dinner

Issue #53 April 2010

CrossFit Kids action

An Interview with a CrossFit Kids Preschooler Debbie Rakos CrossFit Kids HQ Hope, who is 4 years old, answers questions about CrossFit Kids Preschool from her instructor Debbie.

Becoming a Well Rounded Athlete Gayle Shalloo CrossFit Kids Full Strength Ice hockey in Arizona! It sounds like an oxymoron but Gayle has successfully worked with ice hockey players in Arizona and has improved their overall fitness through CrossFit Kids.

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class

CrossFit Kids Community - CrossFit Kids Arden Hills Nick J Congratulations is due to Nick who placed on the 2010 USA World Youth Swim Team!
Home CrossFitters The Hinson Kids CrossFit Kids Denton County Connor

Footie Workout Karl Steadman of CrossFit 3D

Healthy Fats Supply Nutrients Gina Sobrero Their is still that pesky conventional wisdom that misinforms the public about fats and how they make you fat. This is far from the truth as Gina points out in her article. She, instead, goes over ways to introduce healthy fats to your children and have them consume a balanced amount of healthy fats in their diet.

Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland Three benchmark workouts designed with kettlebells

Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Wired for the Moment Beth Jensen Because of outside stressors we sometimes forget to live in the moment. Kids, however, have a natural tendency to live in the moment which is why outdoor adventure and CrossFit Kids goes hand in hand. Seize the opportunity to live in the moment and push yourself beyond your comfort zone!

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/CrossFit Soccer Mikki Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England, Teen Challenge/CFK Cert Challenge, video linked Science Report "Science of CrossFit" Duncan Martin

Back Cover: CrossFit Kids sandbag carries

Issue #52 March 2010

CrossFit Kids action

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class

CrossFit Kids Community - CrossFit Kids Denton County Landon D Landon shares how is love for soccer and recent introduction to CrossFit landed him a spot on the North Texas ODP (Olympic Development Program) soccer team.
Jalysse G Jalysse shares her secret behind winning the Washington State wrestling tournament.

Flux CrossFit and Hip Hop: Considering the Relationship Between Athleticism and the Arts Charity Marsh of Flux CrossFit Kids Flux CrossFit has done incredible things with fusing together the arts and exercise. Charity describes The Scott Collegiate/IMP Labs Hip Hop Project and how they have partnered up with Flux CrossFit to create some amazing athletes.

Footie Workout Karl Steadman of CrossFit 3D

Girls & Heroes CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Teens perform Benchmark Workouts. This month we feature CrossFit Teens completing "Jumpy Nicole," encouraging impact loading for stronger bones.
Includes a video link.

Journal Club: Exercise Exerts its Effects on the Brain Through IGF-1 Jon Gary CrossFit Kids HQ Jon goes into more detail and looks at a few research papers that support the discussion on how exercise benefits the brain. This article details how exercise induces the growth of new neurons in the brain, how circulating IGF-1 enters the brain after exercise and how exercise and IGF-1 change brain physiology.

Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland Three great workouts designed around using kettlebells

Setting up the DeadLift Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ Setting up the deadlift can be a hard thing to do with adults, imagine how tricky it can be with kids! Coach Martin continues the discussion from last month and teaches the barbell deadlift to teens in this article.

Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/CrossFit Dominoes Mikki Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England, Teen Challenge/OH Pistol Squat

Back Cover: CrossFit Kids at the Arnold Festival

Issue #51 February 2010

CrossFit Kids action

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class

CrossFit Kids Community - CrossFit Kids Fairfax Gordon Limb Gordon shares a new type of workout set up
CrossFit Kids St Paul Mike Jones Pull Up bar suggestions from Mike

CrossFit Kids Resource Forum A new resource for the CrossFit Kids Community

Footie Workout Karl Steadman of CrossFit 3D

Girls & Heroes CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Teens perform Benchmark Workouts. This month we feature CrossFit Teens completing "Grace" with many teens completing the WOD as Rx'd.
Includes a video link.

Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland Three workouts designed around using kettlebells

School Programs: Working Strategies for Implementation Peter Jordan of Saratoga High School Peter Jordan offers some strategies for how to get your students started on the CrossFit Kids program

Setting up the DeadLift Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ Setting up the deadlift can be a hard thing to do with adults, imagine how tricky it can be with kids! Coach Martin gives a clear blueprint of how to go about teaching young kids to lift things off the ground.

Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Unintentionally Green Cyndi Rodi and Mikki Lee Martin CrossFit Kids is not making a political statement or making a call to environmental activism. Instead, Cyndi and Mikki explain how CrossFit Kids is naturally "green."

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/Farmers and Lumberjacks/Roman Candle Gordon Limb of CrossFit Kids Fairfax, Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England, Teen Challenge/Max Clapping Pushups, Children's Health & Fitness in the News

Back Cover: The NEW CrossFit 3D Manchester UK

Issue #50 January 2010

CrossFit Kids action

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class

CrossFit Kids Community - CrossFit Monrovia Kate Hung Read about the achievement of two inspirational girls!

Footie Workout Karl Steadman of CrossFit 3D - Two "Wright" inspired workouts

Girls & Heroes CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Teens perform Benchmark Workouts. This month we feature CrossFit Teens completing "Explosive Elizabeth" with an addition of broad jumps.
Includes a video link.

Journal Club - Fatigue and Recovery from Exercise in Children Jon Gary of CrossFit Kids HQ A continued discussion on the differences between children and adults with respect to exercise performance and fitness.

Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland

School Programs: Sharks go CrossFitting Scott Opels of Scullen Middle School More options for teachers who have many students but limited equipment. Scott offers some great suggestions for setting up workouts in a school setting.

Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Understanding Protein: Diet and Kids - a difficult challenge Jeremy Mullins and Lisa Lineburg Jeremy and Lisa do a fantastic job of defining protein in a manner that is easy to understand for children

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/Red Light Green Light Debbie Rakost of CrossFit Kids HQ, Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England, Teen Challenge/Death by 10mCourtesy of Brian MacKenzie of CrossFit Endurance, CrossFit Kids Community featuring CFK North Atlanta and CFK KOP

Back Cover: Connor Martin teaching the Press at a CrossFit Kids Certification

Issue #49 December 2009

CrossFit Kids action

ADHD and CrossFit Kids Dr. Ron Gellis Dr. Gellis writes about the official diagnosis of ADHD, how ADHD is assessed and the benefits derived from applying CrossFit Kids to ones who are diagnosed with ADHD

Are you Up for the Challenge? Ashleigh Evanview from the Scott Robertson School Read about the successful lunchtime drop-in fitness club at the Scott Robertson School in Edmonton, Alberta. This article is full of game ideas as well as a description of how this challenge club was designed.

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class

CrossFit Kids Community - School District of Pickens County Jon Wilson Great recommendations for teachers working with a large group of students with little equipment

Footie Workout Karl Steadman of CrossFit 3D - WOD's include "Ljungberg" featuring Beckham

Girls & Heroes CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Teens perform Benchmark Workouts. This month we feature CrossFit Teens completing "Lumberjack 20". Kids and Teens times are posted in this edition.
Includes a video link.

Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland CFK Sri Ram Ashram working with dumbbells for their KB Swings

Three CFK Holiday WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Why do I Have to Work so Hard? Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ The science behind why we continue to push ourselves through workouts and the benefits gained.

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/Luck of the Draw Nichole DeHart of CrossFit Kids HQ, Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England, Teen Challenge/Max Wallabys and Max T Plank HoldMikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, CrossFit Kids Community featuring CFK Monrovia and CFK KOP

Back Cover: CFKids Agoge

Issue #48 November 2009

CrossFit Kids action

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class. PreSchool Lesson Plans now available!

Chondromalacia - Treatment Considerations Kelly Brown of CrossFit Kids Agoge Chondromalicia is a condition where there is unusual softening or wearing of the cartilage under the patella and the condition often arises in adolescence due to rapid growth. Read about Kelly's standard treatment approach for this condition.

Footie Workout Karl Steadman of CrossFit 3D - WOD's include "Keita" and "Iniesta"

Girls & Heroes CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Teens perform Benchmark Workouts. This month we feature CrossFit Teens completing "Grace". Kids and Teens times are posted in this edition.
Includes a video link.

Journal Club: Exercise Metabolism in Children Jon Gary of CrossFit Brand X A new feature in the CrossFit Kids Magazine that presents a scientific paper that is either ground breaking, questionable or just interesting for readers to ruminate over.

Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland Turkish Get Ups are included in one of the three WOD's

Potential, Life Lessons, and Accumulative Advantage: A Rationale For CrossFit Kids Mike Hom or CrossFit Brand X and CrossFit Invictus CrossFit Kids can provide positive life lessons that carry over outside of the gym and become a foundation for how children conduct themselves in life. We must look at a child's potential to recognize the full range of physiological, emotional, and psychological adaptations.

The Warithang Orphanage Amy LaFleche of CFC A compelling article written about Amy's experience where she introduced CrossFit Kids to an orphanage in Tibet.

Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/CFK Pool Mikki Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England, Teen Challenge/consecutive skin the catsKeegan Lee Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, CrossFit Kids Community featuring Connie and Michael of CFK Denton County and Matt Orton's Community School District Performance PE Program.

Back Cover: CFKids Pumpkin bowling at the Halloween Party

Issue #47 October 2009

CrossFit Kids action

Child Abuse Prevention Todd Rakos of CrossFit Brand X This article details sexual abuse indicators, physical abuse indicators and what one should do if a student shows the above signs.

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class. PreSchool Lesson Plans now available!

Child Abuse Prevention - Part 2 Todd Rakos of CrossFit Brand X The second part to Todd's article on how to prevent child abuse with specific parental tips at the conclusion of the article.

CrossFit Kids Opportunities In Any Environment Maria Fisher of CrossFit Kids Wasatch Maria's enthusiasm for CrossFit Kids has helped her disabled daughter improve her gross motor skills, has helped her other daughters set and accomplish long term goals and how the local swim teams dry land training program has never been better!

Girls & Heroes CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Teens perform Benchmark Workouts. This month we feature CrossFit Teens completing "Lynne with a deadline". A fun twist on the original "Lynne."
Includes a video link.

Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland Kettlebell Swings, broad jumps and SDHP all round out three incredible workouts

MMmm Good Meals - Healthy Child Friendly Recipes Michele Vieux of CrossFit Invictus Simple Curry Chicken Salad

School Programs Alison Patenaude of CrossFit Brand X An interview with Alison on how she is able to successfully implement CrossFit Kids in her 6th, 7th and 8th grade PE classes with little equipment and classes filled with 60+ kids.

The Vestibular System - Part 2 Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ A continued discussion on the vestibular system and children.

Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Vestibular Development in Utero: Did you know? Andrea Nitz of CrossFit Brand X We can enhance the vestibular development of children even before they are born! Read how this is possible in this article written by CrossFit Mom.

Wild Elephants and Monkeys Rashmi Cole of CrossFit Kids Sri Ram Ashram Read how the first CrossFit Kids on profit orphanage was started in India and how many children's lives are being positively affected by this new edition in their village.

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/Hot Potatoes Kelly Brown of CrossFit Kids Agoge, Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England, Teen Challenge/Duncan Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, CrossFit Kids Community featuring Chappelle of CFK Bellvue.

Back Cover: Hope on the front page of the now available CrossFit Kids Pre School Lesson Plans.

Issue #46 September 2009

CrossFit Kids action

Child Abuse Prevention Todd Rakos of CrossFit Brand X This article details sexual abuse indicators, physical abuse indicators and what one should do if a student shows the above signs.

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class

First Contact Jeff Tucker of GSX Athletics Jeff writes a compelling article about the influence coaches have on their athletes

Footie Workout Mark Beck & Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester Includes a workout named 'Vermaelen" and "Aquilani"

Girls & Heroes CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Teens perform Benchmark Workouts. This month we feature CrossFit Teens completing "Topsy Turvy Randy", which includes flippin burpees!
Includes a video link.

Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland

MMmm Good Meals - Healthy Child Friendly Recipes Michele Vieux of CrossFit Invictus It is Fall and Michele has provided a recipe for Chicken Chili and Grilled Chicken Parmesan.

School Programs CJ Martin of CrossFit Invictus An interview with CJ on how he was able to successfully implement CrossFit Kids into a local Charter School for grades 7 - 10

The Vestibular System - Part 1 Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ An explanation on what the vestibular system is and why we should care about it

Three CFK Vestibular WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Triathlete Training and CrossFit Kids Boris Robinson of T3MultiSports How CrossFit Kids has complimented his athletes sports specific training

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/Hot Potatoes Dan Strametz of CrossFit Kids Brand X and Relays from Dan Cerrillo of CrossFit Kids Bellevue, Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England, Teen Challenge/Basic Dot Drill Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, CrossFit Kids Community featuring Heather and Michelle of CFK New England with some of their great ideas.

Back Cover: A demonstration of the press at the CrossFit Kids Certification

Issue #45 August 2009

CrossFit Kids action

A Story of Brain Injury and Progress Corrie Dunkin of CrossFit Grants Pass A truly remarkable story written by the mother of an incredible young girl, Casen, who suffers from a brain injury. She has made phenomenal progress through applying CrossFit Kids and serves as a motivator for all who read her story.

Brain Breaks for Academic Success Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ Cyndi explains some of the research behind the claims that classroom success increases when children and teens are physically active with intense exercise sessions appearking to produce the most striking differences

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class

Footie Workout Mark Beck & Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester Includes a workout named "Santa Cruz" after Santa Cruz Beach soccer

Indoor Rowing - The Perfect CrossFit Connection for Kids by Terry Smythe Concept 2 Master Trainer An article dedicated to improving your rowing and tips on how to incorporate more rowing games with you kids

Girls & Heroes CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Teens perform Benchmark Workouts. This month we feature CrossFit Teens completing "Agile Elizabeth", which includes frosome feet work on the agility ladder
Includes a video link.

Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland Including a Kettlebell version of the Filthy Fifty

MMmm Good Meals - Healthy Child Friendly Recipes Michele Vieux of CrossFit Invictus Mini meat loaves and a snack that will have you begging for more

The Death of the Three Sport Athlete - Part 2 Dr. Darrel White A continuation from the July Magazine with a more in depth discussion on the death of three sport athletes in college sports

Three CFK Summer WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/Zig Zag Ball Drill, Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England, Teen Challenge/Max 15' rope climbs in 3 minutesMikki Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, CrossFit Kids Community featuring Mitch of CFK Fairfax.

Back Cover: Dave Leys of CrossFit Santa Cruz in Nambia, Africa where he and a team built a playground for an orphanage.


Issue #44 July 2009

CrossFit Kids action

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class

Dry Land Training and Swim Results Brian Nabeta of CrossFit Kids Arden Hills Swim A follow up article from the CrossFit Kids Magazine October 2008 Issue, including the results from the high school swim team with 7 swimmers attaining All-American status.

Footie Workout Mark Beck & Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester

Girls & Heroes CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Teens perform Benchmark Workouts. This month we feature CrossFit Teens completing "Rolling Randy", which includes front flips and/or forward rolls.
Includes a video link.

Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland

Marketing Junk Food to Kids: What every parent should know Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ Marketing to kids is highly effective and lucrative for corporations. Kids are targets for marketers as many corporations use mascots, athletes and celebrities as spokespersons as well as efficiently build brand name loyalty, create cartoon commercials and use product placement to sell their products. Becoming familiar and aware of these tactics will help families counteract the barrage of marketing targeted toward children.

MMmm Good Meals - Healthy Child Friendly Recipes Michele Vieux of CrossFit Invictus Get cozy in the kitchen as Michele provides three delicious Zone recipes for you and your family to make.

The Death of the Three Sport Athlete Dr. Darrel White Dr. White answers the question 'where are the Three-Sport athletes of today and why aren't they playing three sports?' An in depth look as to the evolution of the "back in the day" three sport athletes and the coaches of today who insist that "their" athletes devote all of their efforts to that one and only sport.

Three CFK Summer WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

To Smoothie or Not to Smoothie Skip Chase of Mt Baker CrossFit A common notion is that smoothies, along with other products, are labeled healthy because they include the terms 'all natural' or '5 servings of fruit' in its marketing. Learn the truth about these clever marketing tricks that companies run in order to get consumers to buy their high sugared, high carbohydrate product.

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/Plank Wars by Sean McCue of Fremont High School and Deal or No Deal by Kent and Melissa Wilson of CFK Corona, Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England, Teen Challenge/Max Rep Back Squat with 65# Mikki Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, CrossFit Kids Community featuring Cami who won the School Age Nationals in Olympic Lifting and David of CFK Scottsdale.

Back Cover: Follow up to last months "Breakfast of Champions" article and a link to delicious Paleo Treats - Rations for the Driven.

Issue #43 June 2009

CrossFit Kids action

A Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland Featuring Home Gym CrossFit Kids

"Breakfast of Champions" Dock Daniel of Madison County School District/Mississippi Dock Daniel writes an inspiring and motivating article about how he has implemented CrossFit Kids into his PE program. Dock writes about how he had to not only change the program but an entire mindset of teachers, parents and administrators. The students fitness statistics are incorporated in this article. Read about how the students were able to increase their fitness through the implementation of CrossFit Kids and a new rewards program called "Breakfast of Champions."

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class

Footie Workout Mark Beck & Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester "Millar" a WOD including max rep thrusters

Girls & Heroes CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Teens perform Benchmark Workouts. This month we feature CrossFit Teens completing a scaled version of Grace with some added jumping.
Includes a video link.

MRSA Dr. Kathy Weesner who is an active Pediatric Anesthesiologist.
Dr. Weesner gives us an in depth article on the background of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus), how MRSA is transmitted, treatment for MRSA, and how to prevent transmission of MRSA through individual hygiene and Affiliate/Facility Considerations.

Sugar Part 4 - The Cancer Connection Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ

Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/The Hopscotch Race by Belinda Platts, Rowing Workouts/tip from Terry Smythe Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England, Teen Challenge/Max Height Single Box Jump Mikki Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, CrossFit Kids Community featuring Max G. of CFK Fairfax, Jane of CFK Monrovia and Dylan of CFK Flagstaff.

Back Cover: CrossFit Kids Marina flip a tire.

Issue #42 May 2009

CrossFit Kids action

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Advanced/Pre Teen & Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class, featuring Oompa Loompas

Footie Workout Mark Beck & Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester "Bendtner" and "Nasri" WOD's

Girls and Heros CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Teens perform Benchmark Workouts. This month we feature a scaled version of Isabel.
Includes a video link.

International CrossFit Kids School Programs Julie Cleghorn located in Inverness, Scotland
Julie describes how she, being an Active Schools Coordinator, has brought CrossFit Kids to deprived schools in her area.

Interview with Dawn Forrester Nichole DeHart of CrossFit Kids HQ Read about how Dawn Forrester, of CrossFit LA, went from being a model in the 80's, to reporting on sports & interviewing sports stars in the 90's to now being a CrossFit Kids mom and CrossFit Kids Certified Trainer.

Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland Three WOD's based around the kettlebell

Sugar Part 3 - Health Penalties Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ

Tell Your Kids it is Okay to Fight Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ This reprinted article from December 2005 discusses how the belief that self defense is wrong in todays society now threatens our children's security. Every child has the right to defend himself/herself if violated.

Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Tips and Tricks for Common Problems in Common Movements - Early arm bend in the Clean Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/CrossFit Handball by Kate Hunt of CFK Monrovia, Burpee Basketball by Charles Wispert of CrossFit Kids Augusta, Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England, Teen Challenge/Any CF Games Qualifier Mikki Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ and CrossFit Kids Community featuring Gavin of CFK Fairfax.

Back Cover: CrossFit Kids Agoge celebrates its one year anniversary.
Austin Texas CrossFitter, Eva B, fundraises for the March of Dimes.

Issue #41 April 2009

CrossFit Kids action

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Pre Teen & Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin & Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class featuring Eva B of the March for Babies

Concepts for Creating CrossFit Kids Games Mikki Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ Gain more ideas and learn how to create more CrossFit Kids Games for your classes, affiliate box and/or garage gym.

Footie Workout Mark Beck & Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester Includes a team workout named "Arsenal"

Girls and Heroes CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Teens perform Benchmark Workouts. This month we feature CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Teens completing several scaled versions of "Nancy"

Is There a Magic Pill for Higher Test Results? Kevin Wood of CrossFit Moncton Read about the study Kevin conducted with his students to help them be prepared for testing, the results of the study and why the study worked. Learn how to help students physically prepare for a scholastic test in 5 minutes or less.

Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland Four workouts centered around the kettlebell

Sugar Part 2 - The body's relationship to carbohydrates Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ

Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Tips and Tricks for Common Problems in Common Movements - Wall Ball Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Also Featuring: CrossFit Kids Community with Carol Mottes of CrossFit Kids MPower, CrossFit Kids Community featuring Ryan of Central Oregon CrossFit, Game of the Month/Pot O' Gold by Sue Fathi of CrossFit North Carolina, Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England, Teen Challenge/Max Reps of Hang Power Snatch in 1 minute Mikki Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ.

Back Cover: CrossFit Kids Calgary doing squats.


Issue #40 March 2009

CrossFit Kids action

A Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland Featuring CrossFit Kids OKC

Boosting brain function - Lactate as brain fuel Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ Learn about the role lactate plays within the human brain and learn the answers to such questions as 'can anaerobic activity boost brain function?'

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: NEW A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class

Exercise, the brain and the black box concept Mikki Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ Suggested ideas to implement various academic activities post/during workouts and observe what comes out of the black box

Footie Workout Mark Beck & Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester A workout incorporating max rep front squats and max rep ring dips called "Eto'o"

Girls & Heroes CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Teens perform Benchmark Workouts. This month we feature CrossFit Teens completing a scaled version of "Brainiac" where kids play a matching card game in between rounds
Includes a video link.

High School Programs - an Interview with Karen Phillips Nichole DeHart of CrossFit Kids HQ A Question and Answer format in which Karen describes how she has successfully incorporated CrossFit Kids into her High School PE Program

Sugar - Part 1 Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ

Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ Including a St. Patrick's Day WOD

Tips and Tricks for Common Problems in Common Movements - Holding back position in the deadlift Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

What about Bone Density? Nichole DeHart of CrossFit Kids HQ Read how exercise, specifically impact loading exercises, can increase bone density in our youths

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/Candy Land by Leilani Cerrilo of CrossFit Kids Bellevue, Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England, Results from the CrossFit Kids & Teen Challenge/Jackie, Teen Challenge/Max Height Single Box Jump & Max Height Multiple Box Jumps Mikki Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, CrossFit Kids Community featuring Ryan of CFK 5280

Back Cover: CrossFit Kids Brand X St. Patrick's Day

Issue #39 February 2009

CrossFit Kids action

A Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland

A Kid's Paleo Diet Journey Jennifer Higgins of CrossFit Works Interested in learning how to implement better eating habits in your children or in your kids class? Jennifer chronicles how she educated her picky child about nutrition and how he responded to living a more Paleo way of life.

Building a Better PE Program Matt Orton Matt's school district has twice received the Carol M. White Physical Education Program that provides grants to local educational agencies and community based organizations. He explains and gives examples of the format he now uses for his CrossFit PE courses, how the CrossFit workouts compare to his previous PE curriculum, how he was able to implement CrossFit into his High School and what benefits he has seen in his students.

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen & Pre Teen Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: NEW A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class

Footie Workout Mark Beck & Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester Including a fun workout with wall balls and pull ups

Swimming, Dry Land Training and CrossFit Kids - Part 2 Brian Nabeta of CrossFit Kids Arden Hills Brian shares his swim teams experience after using CrossFit Kids training. He incorporated more dryland training, emphasized more technique and increased intensity. The results? Check out the article to read if his team made improvements.

Teaching Styles, Making it Work - Part 2 Anita Tyler A continued article on how to implement different teaching styles when instructing various students. The article covers the need to show children how to do things. setting expectations and responsibilities for children, giving feedback to kids, and structuring your class. A chart is included in this article that goes over examples of how to pace your class depending on the element in the class, the activity level required for that element and the concentration needed for that element. This also considers different styles of approaching parents to elicit more interaction and how to engage children during the class.

The Snatch Sage Burgener of CrossFit Invictus Read how to teach this technical Olympic Lift to young ones as Sage breaks the lift down into stages for kids to comprehend and execute the lift.

Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Tips & Tricks for Common Problems in Common Movements - Wall Squats Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/Musical Wagon Wheel by Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ, Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England, CrossFit Kids & Teens Open Competition/Jackie Mikki Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, Teen Challenge/Max P Bar Traverse + Dips Mikki Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, CrossFit Kids Community featuring Aaron of CFK Invictus.

Back Cover: CrossFit Kids Texas deadlifts

Issue #38 January 2009

CrossFit Kids action

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Advanced/Pre Teen & Teen Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Advanced/Teen Class

Building Blocks: A CrossFit Kids Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Building Blocks: NEW A CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ A template for a CrossFit Kids PreSchool Class
Includes video link

CrossFit, Fast Footwork and Speed & Agility Adam Edison and Tony Rogers of Rare CrossFit Read how two experienced, Semi-Pro soccer coaches employ CrossFit into their training program and turn out elite soccer players.

Footie Workout Mark Beck & Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester Find out what the workouts "Wilshere" and "Ramsey" entail.

Girls & Heroes CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Teens perform Benchmark Workouts. This month we feature CrossFit Teens completing a scaled version of EC Synkowski's workout named "Karen and Grace's Playdate" with a twist to make it a little more playful.
Includes a video link.

Kids Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland Featuring Canyon CrossFit Kids

Learning From Back Issues Patrick O'Hannigan an At-Home CrossFitter Highlights from back issues of the CrossFit Kids Magazine

Learning Readiness and Motor Development - The PreSchool Connection Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ For a preschooler, executive function provides the framework that "underlies the diverse set of skills they need as they prepare for the transition to school." Poor EF development can spell trouble for a child. Fortunately, we can help these young ones to better hone executive function by developing their motor skills. CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Preschool are the perfect vehicles for addressing motor skill development, thereby directly improving the development of Executive Function.

Teaching Styles, Making it Work - Part 1 Anita Tyler Every child you interact with is different - some are quite, some are outgoing, some are shy, etc. In order to accommodate all these differences, you'll need to employ a variety of teaching styles to give all children an equal opportunity to learn and have fun in the way that suits them best. Anita provides a chart which gives examples of personality types and their learning styles, then continues to elaborate on different teaching methods to employ for the wide variety of personalities in your class.

Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Tips & Tricks for Common Problems in Common Movements - More on the Squat & Super Slow Squats Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ
Includes video link

Also Featuring: Game of the Month/Buckethead Mikki Martin, Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit North East England, Teen Challenge/Max Consecutive Bodyweight Back Squats & Max Consecutive Back Squats at 75% Bodyweight Mikki Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, Team Training/Basketball Drill Dan Strametz of CrossFit Brand X, CrossFit Kids Community featuring Margaret of CFK St. Louis.

Back Cover: CrossFit Kids St Louis, CrossFit Kids Snohomish and CrossFit Kids GSX

Issue #37 December 2008

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 4 Issue #37

CrossFit Kids action

A Kids Holiday Kettlebell Workout Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland The twelve reps of Christmas

An Amazing Little Girl Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Brand X How one little girl reminds us not to think about limitations or obstacles.

Building Blocks Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ- Another template for a CrossFit Kids Class and an
Advanced CrossFit Kids Class

Common Problems in Common Movements The Squat Drill Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ Helping to cement the idea of proper stance before beginning the squat.

Conga Line Cleans A video Clip

CrossFit Kids 101 - Gymnastics: A pillar of CrossFit training Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ

Early Teen CrossFit: Incorporating CrossFit into Middle School Physical Education Mike Abruzzo Vista Unified School District
Mike Abruzzo lays out a detailed class plan of how he incorporates CrossFit into Middle School Physical Education.

Focus on CrossFit Kids Community Matt, Football and CrossFit.
New CrossFit Kids Affiliates in Tucson, Arizona, Arlington, Virginia, Spring Lake, North Carolina and Castle Rock, Colorado.

Girls & Heroes CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Teens perform Benchmark Workouts. This month we feature two scaled down versions of Karen
Includes a video link.

Kids Health & Fitness ...soundbites from the web - Genetic testing for athletic ability

Special Needs Children and CrossFit Kids Jennifer Higgins and Rick Higgins of CrossFit Works
With over 25 years of experience in the field, Rick and Jennifer Higgins share
an in depth article on federal guidelines and designations, school situations and special considerations, and home gym scenarios.
Additionally, detailed information on specific disabilities and handicaps and how CrossFit Kids programming can still be applied
in these delicate conditions.

Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ with a little Holiday workout video


Also Featuring: Rowing Workouts/Counting strokes and calories Chris Kemp of CrossFitNorthEastEngland, Game of the Month/Railroad Tracks Dan Strametz of CrossFit Brand X of CrossFit Kids HQ , Teen Challenge/ Freestyle Burpees Eva T. of CrossFit Santa Cruz Central Team Training/ NEN Burpee Tag RunJason Dunbar of CrossFit Brand X
Back Cover : CrossFit Kids Agoge flip tires.


Issue #36 November 2008

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 3 Issue #36

CrossFit Kids action

A Ghoulish WOD Kate Hunt of CrossFit Monrovia A fun Halloween based team workout.

Building Blocks Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ- Another template for a CrossFit Kids Class and an
Advanced CrossFit Kids Class

Three NEW CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Focus on CrossFit Kids Community The successful program of CFK Bellevue, a CrossFit Brand X Kid and
New CrossFit Kids Affiliates in Central Oregon, Texas, and Monrovia, Sacramento and Hollister California.

Footie Workouts- Mark Beck and Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester "Kelly Smith"
A runny, fractured fran-ish WOD.

Girls & Heroes CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Teens perform Benchmark Workouts. This month we feature Fran.
Includes a video link.

Obesity: Counting the Costs Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ "...Obesity related health issues are on the rise, and the accompanying health care costs are rising with them." "...International health statistics reporting on 29 developed countries indicate that over 20 percent of countries reported have an obesity rate of over 20%..."

Revisiting the Push up- Plank Games Gaining Strength for the Push up Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ
Includes a video link.

Running an Outdoor CrossFit Kids Program Kate Hunt of CrossFit Monrovia Kate discusses the variety of advantages to an outdoor program and has solid suggestions to address challenges.

Transferrable Character Traits derived from CrossFit Training Steve Toth of CrossFit Brand X "...It is the variety that (I believe)
offers the young participant the most transferrable benefit to other aspects of life. The constant variety requires the participants maintain flexibility, develop strategies and implement actions that will help them achieve peak performance. "

Weighing In on Food & Peer Pressure Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Brand X "...At school there are very few healthy options. Although they will ship in fresh doughnuts daily, the lettuce in the salads is wilted and old." "...How hard is it for a teenager to eat the fruits and veggies they brought from home while their friends are munching on French fries and milkshakes.. ? "

Also Featuring: Rowing Workouts/Wee Kempie Chris Kemp of CrossFitNorthEastEngland, Kids Kettlebell WOD/KB Snatches and bodyweight exercises Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland
Game of the Month/The Tortoise and the Hare Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ , Teen Challenge/ Consecutive Atlas Pull ups, Team Training/NEN Team Tag Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Brand X
Back Cover : Carson rocks out pull ups his first day !



Issue #35 October 2008

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 3 Issue #35

CrossFit Kids action


Building Blocks Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ- Another template for a CrossFit Kids Class and an
Advanced CrossFit Kids Class ( Pre Teens and Teens )

CrossFit Kids 101 Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ The CrossFit Methodology as it applies to the Metabolic Pathways

Three Back to School CFK Workouts Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Focus on CrossFit Kids Community CrossFit Kids and Fight Gone Bad III Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research athletesforthecure.org

Footie Workouts- Mark Beck and Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester
"Ashley Young" with thrusters and burpees & "Agbonlahor" wall ball, slam ball and pull ups.

Kids Health & Fitness In the News
U.S. Government recommendations for physical activity levels

Making The Grade School Programs and CrossFit Kids- Getting a Program into your local School- Part 2
Follows Part 1 from September 2008 Issue #34 CrossFit Kids on your School's dollar
An Interview with Pat Brown of CrossFit Gut Check South about how he implemented A CrossFit Kids program at his school. Questions about equipment, parent reactions, kids reactions, weightlifting, data and anecdotal evidence of fitness gains, other PE teachers reactions and more.

More on the Pull Up Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ
A Strategy for maintaining virtuousity in the Movement, includes drills and video link.

Swimming, Dry Land Training and CrossFit Kids Brian Nabetaof Arden Hills Swimming
"...CrossFit has helped our team become better all around athletes and swimmers. For example I have a National swimmer who really trains outstanding in the pool, but has some trouble pushing it when competing with another team member who is an average swimmer. This has been remedied through improved efforts by both swimmers..."


Also Featuring: Rowing Workouts/Concept 2 and the Fall Kids Team Challenge , Kettlebell Workout/ a WOD with 5 exercises 3 bodyweight and 2 KB David Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland Game of the Month/CrossFit Kids Frogger Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Brand X , Teen Challenge/Max Flippin' Burpees, Keegan Martin of CrossFit Brand X, Team Training/Variation of Capture the Flag Mike Hom of CrossFit Brand X and CrossFit San Diego
Back Cover: CrossFit Kids Advanced Class at CrossFit Brand X /Pre Teen & Teen athletes


Issue # 34 September 2008

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 3 Issue #34

CrossFit Kids action


Building Blocks Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ- Another template for a CrossFit Kids Class and an Advanced CrossFit Kids Class

Daily Security for our children Dan Cerillo of CrossFit Bellevue Is there anything else we can do ?
Dan Cerrillo is a professional in the field of executive protection. A serious an in depth discussion on awareness of and methods for
deterrance of child predators. "...First and foremost, always know your kid's friends and their habits."

Fit For the Slopes Eva Twardokens of CrossFit Santa Cruz Central Training Tips for ski grommets (and their parents)
A couple of extra moves to help you conquer the mountain.

CrossFit Kids on your School's dollar- Part 1 Pat Brown of CrossFit Gut Check South Patrick is a Middle School teacher in Marshfield, Massachusetts. He was the first teacher in the U.S. to get financial support from his school district to implement an official CrossFit Kids program. In this Issue he discusses how he made that happen. In Part 2, the October 2008 Issue #35 CFKM interviews him on some of the specifics.

Three CFK WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Focus on CrossFit Kids Community Dana of CrossFit Kids Marina

Footie Workouts- Mark Beck and Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester "Robinho" & "Van Persie"

Girls & Heroes CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Teens perform Benchmark Workouts. This month we feature a CrossFit Kids benchmark WOD
"Courtney" AMRAP in 11 minutes... includes video link.

Let's give them something to talk about Brian Garmon Programs with At Risk Populations
"...Participation in CrossFit gives these kids something positive to do and talk about. ...participation (in CrossFit) becomes a shift in focus, a new habit, a new interest. And for these kids nothing could be more important. "

More On the Pull Up Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ Progressions for the kip that work for kids- includes video link
Teaching the kip to kids does not have to be frustrating. Through the use of swinging and supermans Coach Jeff walks us through a simple method
that works for kids.

Sleep MattersPart 4 in a series by Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ Getting our kids to sleep "...According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 69 percent of kids 10 and under experience some type of sleep problem. " how to help "...exercise promotes positive shifts in (this) body clock that may help to overcome unhealthy sleep patterns."

Also Featuring: Rowing Workouts/Max MU progression and rowing, and a Franish Rowing WOD Chris Kemp of CrossFitNorthEastEngland,
Game of the Month/Tic Tac Toe and CFK Pong David Stroup , Teen Challenge/How many rounds of "Courtney" can you complete in 11 minutes ?, Team Training/Medicine Ball Pile Mikki Lee Martin
Back Cover : Recent visitors to Brand X and CrossFit Kids, Coach Mark Rippetoe, Home Gym CrossFitters The Masseys of New Zealand and Anita Tyler of CrossFit Baltimore


Issue # 33 August 2008

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 3 Issue #33 August 2008

CrossFit Kids action


Building Blocks Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ- Another template for a CrossFit Kids Class and an Advanced CrossFit Kids Class

Common Overuse Injuries In young Children and Adolescent Athletes Charles Wispert of CrossFit Augusta A thorough description including growth plate concerns,accelerated long bone growth and the associated muscle and tendon tension,stress fractures, shin splints, Osgood-Schlatter and Sever disease, strains and sprains.

CrossFit Kids 101 Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ Human Energy Systems, Anaerobic Metabolism, The Role of Lactate
Recent groundbreaking studies support theories of lactate as fuel for the body.

Four "Blast from the Past" Workouts Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Focus on CrossFit Kids Community New CrossFit Kids Affiliates start programs for kids and teens in Oklahoma, North Carolina, Maryland, Washington, Kentucky, Arizona, Texas, Utah and Georgia. Training tools for little ones from CrossFit Kids Austin.

Footie Workouts- Mark Beck and Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester "Arshavin" and Robbie Keane"
includes an intense 21-15-9 Dip, Jump and Knees to elbows followed by....

Kids Health & Fitness In the News
Fitness lags as kids grow up

Lesson Plans Excerpts from the new Pre-teen & Teen Lesson Plans Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Selecting The Right Trainer Stewart Venable of CrossFit Results "... training children, you are more likely to face a more unique set of challenges, requiring a great deal of patience and flexibility. There is a diverse group of kids at the average affiliate. They range in age from 4 to 18
and their reasons for attending are as different as their personalities.."

Why Does Sleep MatterPart 3 in a series by Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ "...The ability to concentrate and learn,storage and recall of memories, the regulation of moods and physical performances are all impacted by how much one sleeps. Yet, reports indicate our children are sleeping less, and it is estimated that 15-20 percent of children have some type of sleep disorder."

Also Featuring: Rowing Workouts/Wall ball and back extensions and Viking Cindy Chris Kemp of CrossFitNorthEastEngland, Kettlebell Workout/KB Angie, Barbara and Cindy David Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland Game of the Month/Medicine Ball Minefield Mike Abruzzo , Teen Challenge/Max burpees in 5 minutes, Team Training/Max simultaneous Squat & Run
Back Cover : Play Day at the San Diego Zoo

Issue #32 July 2008

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 3 Issue #32

CrossFit Kids action

Building Blocks Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ- Another template for a CrossFit Kids Class and an Advanced CrossFit Kids Class

CrossFit Kids 101 Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ Human Energy Systems, Metabolic Pathways Part 6 The Oxidative Pathway
(continued)

Five CFK Summer Pool Workouts Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ Ever try a poolside muscle up ?
Tabata intervals with exercises in and out of the pool ?

Focus on CrossFit Kids Community CFK Corona - Michelle Wilson's grows a program while Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties inquire about CrossFit Kids Affiliates and CFK East County contributes the "Hungry Hippo" game

Footie Workouts- Mark Beck and Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester This month featuring "Pirlo"
featuring a tough combination of Front Squats, Sit-Ups, Push Press.

Girls & Heroes- CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Kids advanced classes do a variation of the benchmark workout Diane, we call "Walking Diane"
Includes video link.

Mariah of CrossFit Marina On her experience at a CrossFit Kids Certification.

Neuromotor Development- Bridging the gap between illness and fitness Kelly Brown of CF Agoge "...neuromotor pathways and the tremendous window of opportunity that occurs in childhood for cultivating effective movement patterns. I was struck by the paralells between this concept and the kids I had seen in the clinic for whom a lack of exposure to the right stimuli had not only deterred optimal function but actually resulted in dysfunction or even injury."

What Is Sleep/ Sleep MattersPart 2 in a series by Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ The five stages of sleep and the necessary adjustments to sleep during different stages of childhood and adolescence.


Also Featuring: Rowing Workouts/combined with Power Snatch, Muscle up progressions,SDHP Chris Kemp of CrossFitNorthEastEngland, Kettlebell Workout/One handed swings with SDHP David Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland Game of the Month/CrossFit Jacks- includes video link Darby Darrow , Mini Page Just for Kids/Hanna Cleghorn of Inverness submits a WOD, Teen Challenge/Max OHS in 2 minutes, Team Training/from Coach Rut's blogspot The Fitness Conduit, Box Jumps and Dumb bells
Back Cover : Connor Martin, last rep of "Heavy Grace" at the 2008 CrossFit Games

Issue #31 June 2008

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 3 Issue #31

CrossFit Kids action

Another Look at Obesity in Childhood Patrick O"Hannigan Independant Home CrossFitter "Nutritional messages fly out the window when schools relax their own rules in an effort to reward students. For example, at least one elementary school in North Carolina made donuts available to third and fourth- grade students when those students were taking standardized tests for which they had studied most of the year. Think a sugar rush would help a child who might not have had any other breakfast figure out a math problem? Of course not. The kid coulda had a V-8 and probably shoulda had at least a Zone bar. "

Building Blocks Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ- Another template for a CrossFit Kids Class

NEW ! Building Blocks Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ- A template for an Advanced CrossFit Kids Class

Common Movements- Beginning to teach the Olympic Lifts to Kids Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ Focusing on the Snatch and progressions to the Snatch
( with Burgener Warm up, via Coach Mike Burgener, Mike's Gym) Note slight differences in the kids version and why.
" ..These are hard, hard to learn, and hard to do. But there is value in spending the time to do it. Value in setting a goal, working to achieve it, and value in the type of fitness that is developed not only through doing these types of movements, but also in the effort to acquire and maintain the skills."
Includes five instructional video links.

CrossFit Kids 101 Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ Human Energy Systems, Metabolic Pathways Part 5 The Oxidative Pathway

3 Fun WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Focus on CrossFit Kids Community CrossFit Kids Calgary First Canadian CrossFit Kids Affiliate Aja Alycean works out at Brand X, and Zachary, Home gym CrossFit Kid

Footie Workouts- Mark Beck and Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester "Deco" and "Schneider"

Forging a Healthy Family Jeff Vale CrossFit Snohomish'...it became obvious that this fit perfectly with the self-image we were trying to create in our three girls. As a father of girl's in today's society there are few things scarier than the people, values and traits that are glorified and portrayed as beautiful before our young ladies.......Unfortunately, this leaves so many young ladies and a growing number of young men struggling to find a healthy balance between food, exercise and self- image." "The positive effects of CrossFit that we saw in our lives have become evident in the lives of our children."

Girls & Heroes- "Rolling Elizabeth" CrossFit Kids or teens doing a benchmark CrossFit workout or variation. This month we feature Connor, 16 performing Rolling Elizabeth, Elizabeth with a gymnastic spin.
Includes video link.

Mental Toughness Steve Toth CrossFit Brand X "....by varying workouts and requiring completion as prescribed, kids (and adults) are forced to mentally face their weaknesses head on. The physical and mental reward of such work is significant."..."by encouraging our kids to embrace the idea of turning a weakness into a strength, we are empowering them to push themselves beyond self created limits. They learn to mentally value achievements for which they had to overcome personal struggles to complete."

Motivators Sue Ady CrossFit Rockford Solid ideas for extra motivation in a young CrossFit Kids class.

Also Featuring: Rowing Workouts/Playing with intervals Chris Kemp of CrossFitNorthEastEngland, Kettlebell Workout/KB's and bodyweight exercisesDavid Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland Game of the Month/Little Monkey Feet Andres De La Rosa of CrossFit Marin , Mini Page Just for Kids/Photos from the Trevor Challenge 2008, Teen Challenge/ V Sit for time
Back Cover :CrossFit Kids Whiteboard /Kole N. puts his name "UP

Issue #30 May 2008

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 3 Issue #30

CrossFit Kids action

A CrossFit Football Team Joshua Springs Junior High Jason Rojas "While the success of Joshua Springs football is directly related to the expertise of our coaches and the hard work and dedication of our players, when I arrived two years ago, I felt there was still room for improvement in regards to off-field and off season strength and conditioning programs...." "...The results of incorporating CrossFit into our practice schedule were incredible. That is to say, that our players, despite being smaller, less experienced and for the most part less talented, consistantly outplayed our opposition both individually and as a team."

An Introduction to the Game Based WOD Robert Ord "...Kids often don't think of a timed workout in the same terms that adults do;
as a chance to do your personal best. Instead they think of it as a race....What do you do to spark the fire of intensity in young athletes that are still
developing basic skills without degradation in form and possible injury ?"

Building Blocks Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ- Another template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Common Movements- More Strength for the Pullup and beginning the Kip Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ
Continuing the progressions and playful strength practice movements from the April Issue, Skin The Cat, Fall Through to Monkey Hang,
Fall through to Monkey Hang and Monkey swing, Superman's, Flexed Hang to Push Away are described to allow for continued development of the pulllup.
Includes three Video Links.

CrossFit Kids 101 Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ Human Energy Systems, Metabolic Pathways Part 4 The Glycolytic Pathway
(Also includes a child friendly version)

Five New Spring WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ

Focus on CrossFit Kids Community CrossFit Kids CrossFit Corona A CrossFit Kids class, Nicole, Michalyn, Mackenzie and Peyton talk about why they enjoy CrossFit Kids.

Footie Workouts- Mark Beck and Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester "Joe Cole" and "Vieria"

Girls & Heroes- Isabel, Little Isabel and one armed Isabel
CrossFit Kids & Teens do Benchmark Workouts. Includes Video Link.

Scrappy's Corner Keegan Lee Martin of CrossFit Brand X Free Running in the UK, Scrappy takes it on the road and visits a Free Running class in London.

Sleep Matters Cyndi Rodi CrossFit Kids HQ "...the effects of this rushed, competitive lifestyle are causing our kids to function at declining levels. Our kids simply aren't getting enough sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 60 percent of High School Students report experiencing extreme daytime sleepiness. Over 25 percent fall asleep during class.."


Also Featuring: Rowing Workouts/Rowing&Lifting Combinations Chris Kemp of CrossFitNorthEastEngland, Kettlebell Workout/Interval Training with KettlebellsDavid Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland
Game of the Month/CrossFit Kickball Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, Mini Page Just for Kids/Fun Local Events and the Trevor Challenge, Team Training/"Switch" Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, Teen Challenge/Consecutive One Arm Pushups
CrossFit Baby- future CrossFit Kid Logan of CrossFit Brand X Poway- Back Cover

Issue #29 April 2008

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 3 Issue #29
CrossFit Kids action


Building Blocks Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ- A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

Common Movements- Gaining Strength for the Pullup Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ An outline to introduce strength building for kids and pull ups.
Monkey Hangs, Monkey Swings, Tarzans, Beginner Pull ups, Elevated Beginner Pull ups, Ring Rows, Assisted Pull ups, Round the Worlds, Kipping Jumping Pull ups, includes video link.

CrossFit Kids 101 Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ Human Energy Systems, Part 3 The Phosphagen System (includes child friendly version)

Five New WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ Five new spring workouts

Focus on CrossFit Kids Community Jacob of CrossFit Kids CrossFit Flood Jacob 11, ..." Since beginning CrossFit 11 months ago, Jacob has seen measurable improvement in jumping, endurance, quickness and strength."

Footie Workouts- Mark Beck and Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester Named after two tough Arsenal favorites "Flamini" and "Hleb"

Girls & Heroes- CrossFit Kids & Teens do Benchmark Workouts "Fran" , "Little Fran" and "Lil Dumbbell Fran" includes two video links

The Forward Roll Nichole DeHart of CrossFit KIds HQ Gymnastic style forward roll basics for kids.

The Race against the Clock Nichole DeHart of CrossFit KIds HQ "...consuming thoughts of what's my time ?..." How to reconcile the dilemma between maintaining good form vs the desire to have fun and go fast.

Also Featuring: Rowing Workouts/Rowing + DB Clean & Jerk/Rowing + Box jump + wall ball/ Rowing training tips Chris Kemp of CrossFitNorthEastEngland, Kettlebell Workout/Kettlebell ComplexDavid Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland Kids Health& Fitness in The News/Schools replace sodas with juice/Fish Oil and Asthma
Game of the Month "CrossFit Kids Darts" Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, Mini Page Just for Kids/Build your own workout
Team Training/Multi Sport Accuracy WOD Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, Teen Challenge/Rowing for time

Issue #28 March 2008

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 3 Issue #28

CrossFit Kids action


Building Blocks Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ- A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

CrossFit Kids 101 Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ Human Energy Systems Part 2 ATP (includes child friendly version)

Five New WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ Five new workouts ( power snatches, power cleans, power cleans & jerk
are emphasized this month)

Focus on CrossFit Kids Community Henry H.. of CrossFit Kids Ocean City Henry 12, ..." I love CrossFit because it is helping me to be a better athlete in my favorite sports like LaCrosse, surfing, basketball and soccer." Includes video link of Henry jumping to 44" box.

Footie Workouts- Mark Beck and Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester send soccer fans and players "Fabregas" and "Adebeyor" style workouts

Girls & Heroes- CrossFit Kids & Teens do Benchmark Workouts "Jason" and little Jason includes video link

How to Start A Youth Strength and Conditioning Program Jermy Thiel of CrossFit Central and PowerPlant Athletics "Youth Strength and Conditioning programs are necessary for developing a young athlete's skill and desire inside competitive athletics." Aspects to consider, creating momentum for a program and models for 8 week or 1-2 week programs are discussed.

Steve's Club - Non Profits and CrossFit Kids Steve Liberati of Steve's Club CrossFit Kids Camden " I started Steve's Club about a year ago in a large Section 8 housing complex in Camden, N.J. Named America's most dangerous city twice by the City Crime Rankings...trying to thrive in such an environment can be an uphill battle..." ( Steve is our hero donate and help send Steve's Club Athletes to the 2008 CrossFit Games
http://www.Firstgiving.com/stevesclub )

The Challenge in The Blue Box Kyle Alexander of CrossFit Kids Portland On teaching Martial Arts and CrossFit Kids at a local school."...Some of my most overweight kids trying to rack up points as hard as the fittest kids in class..."

Also Featuring: Rowing Workouts/Chris Kemp of CrossFitNorthEastEngland, Kettlebell Workout/Kettlebell Sprints David Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland Kids Health& Fitness in The News/School officer gives teachers lesson in fitness
Game of the Month "Build & Move A Fort" Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, Mini Page Just for Kids/Crossword Puzzle
Team Training/Teams OHS/FS/BS/BoxJump Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, Teen Challenge/Max number Flying or Clapping Pullups

Issue #27 February 2008

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 3 Issue #27

CrossFit Kids action

Box Jumps Coach Jeff Martin Of CrossFit Kids HQ on Box Jumping
Includes video link.

Building Blocks Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ- A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

CrossFit Kids 101 Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ on Energy Systems (includes child friendly version)

Five Box Jump WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ Five new workouts with box jumps

Focus on CrossFit Kids Community Courtney D. of CrossFit BrandX Courtney 10, shares her excitement about CrossFit

Footie Workouts- Mark Beck and Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester send soccer fans and players "Ballack" and "Wright-Phillips" style workouts

Girls & Heroes- CrossFit Kids & Teens do Benchmark Workouts "Dueling Heavy Elizabeth" includes video link

Kid's & Weightlifting: Dispelling The Myths Coach Jeff Martin and Cyndi Rodi Of CrossFit Kids HQ

The Precision Jump Jesse Woody of Primal Fitness on The Precision Jump

Why Games ? Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ The benefits of including a game in classes and CrossFit training with young children


Also Featuring: Rowing Workouts/Chris Kemp of CrossFitNorthEastEngland, Kettlebell Workout/David Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland
Game of the Month "Dragon Tails" Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, Mini Page Just for Kids
Team Training/Dazed and confused Barabara Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, Teen Challenge/Handstand Push up on Rings


Issue #26 January 2008

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 3 Issue #26

CrossFit Kids action

Building Blocks Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ- A template for a CrossFit Kids Class

CrossFit Kids 101 Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ on Defining Functional Fitness and defining functional fitness for kids

Common Problems in Common Movements Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ The Broad Jump
includes a video link

Connor's Corner Connor Martin of CrossFit BrandX The Pit Kahala Certification Day 2

CrossFit Kids Certification Seminar First ever dry run CrossFit Kids Certification- Photo Page

Five new HSPU WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ Five new workouts to practice your HSPU or progressions

Focus on CrossFit Kids Community - Rachel I. of CrossFit SeattleRachel 17, shares her success with CrossFit and how it has helped
her improve her game(s) and self-confidence.

Footie Workouts- Mark Beck and Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester send soccer fans and players "Vidic" and "Giggs" style workouts

Girls & Heroes- CrossFit Kids & Teens do Benchmark Workouts "Diane" and "Little Diane" includes video link

The Handstand Push Up Nichole DeHart and Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ on The Handstand Push Up and effective progressions for kids.
Includes video link.

Mini Page- Just for Kids- Jeff and Charity Vale of CrossFit Snohomish Plans for building your own kids jump boxes.
Includes 2 video links.

Also Featuring: Rowing Workouts/Chris Kemp of CrossFitNorthEastEngland, Kettlebell Workout/David Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland
Game of the Month "Monkey In The Middle" Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, Kids Health and Fitness In The News/Canada offers "Carrots",
Team Training/Colleen & Jerk Team Style Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Kids HQ, Teen Challenge/Freestanding Handstand for time


Issue #25 December 2007

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 3 Issue #25

CrossFit Kids action

Asthma & Kids Part V Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Kids HQ Final in a series about Asthma and young athletes. This portion focuses on Alternative & Complimentary Treatment Options.

Building Blocks Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X A format and template for a basic CrossFit Kids Class. This months Skill work includes "The Dip" Includes video link.

Common Problems in Common Movements Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Fixing the Shoulder Press.
"...There are several common problems we see with the finish position. The most common problem is pressing the bar in front of the head.." Includes video link.

CrossFit Kids 101- Speed Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X "...after a few seconds of maximum output, the sprinter begins
to experience symptoms of fatigue. Then the runner must rely on nueromuscular coordination, the ability to process oxygen and the strength to continue to
push screaming muscles.." CrossFit Kids 101 for Kids- includes a workout.

CrossFit and Sport Specific Training David Shanahan, Jr. of CrossFit Brand X
"...I have seen and experienced firsthand that CrossFit is a great supplement to increasing your standards on the field...."

Five Holiday Workouts Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Including Virtual Snow Angels, Sled pulls, "Snowball" Fight with Medicine Balls.
Includes video Link.

Focus on CrossFit Kids Community Brice M. A teenage High School swimmer adds CrossFit to her training.

Footie Workout Mark Beck and Karl Steadman of CrossFit ManchesterThe team at CrossFit Manchester create "Keegan" and "Wilkins."

Kids & Health - Pesticides Nichole DeHart of CrossFit Kids HQ

Girls & Heroes Brand X CrossFit Kids & Teens perform CrossFit Benchmark Workouts. This months featured workout is "Josh" and "Lil' Josh". Includes video Link.

Kid's Kettlebell WOD Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland Turkish Get Ups, Swings and Deadlifts.

Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit NorthEast England Burpees, Deck-squats, Bear crawls and rowing.

The Shoulder Press Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Basic cueing for kids, and The shoulder press, written for kids. Includes video link.

Also featuring: Game of The Month/Virtual Snowball Fight Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Brand X,
Team Training Workout, Mini Page just for kids and Teen Challenge

Copyright 2007 CrossFit Kids All rights reserved

Issue #24 November 2007

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 2 Issue #24

CrossFit Kids action

Asthma & Kids Part IV Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X Fourth in a series about Asthma and young athletes. This portion focuses on Traditional Treatment.

Building Blocks Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X A format and template for a basic CrossFit Kids Class. This months Skill work includes Medicine Ball Cleans, the top part of the movement we call "Jump & Shrug". Includes video link.

CrossFit Kids 101 Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X Power

Everything Changed When I Started CrossFit Kallista P. of CrossFitLiS.com
Amazing 14 year old Kallista on her CrossFit experiences and achievements.

Five Thruster Workouts Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Five new Workouts with Thrusters

Focus on CrossFit Kids Community Colin M. and Jadzia of CrossFit Manchester Six year old
Jadzia on CrossFit and what she enjoys. Dad, Colin writes about Jadzia, her enthusiasm, accomplishments
and how The Zone diet has helped them both. Includes video link.

Footie Workout Mark Beck and Karl Steadman of CrossFit ManchesterThe team at CrossFit Manchester create "Falcao" and "Hagi". Includes video link.

FUNctional Beam Training Ryan Atkins of CrossFit Milwaukee A thorough explanation on the functionaliy of adding beam training to your CrossFit Kids training program. Includes conditioning, drills, and skill development.

Girls & Heroes Brand X CrossFit Kids & Teens perform CrossFit Benchmark Workouts. This months featured workout is "Grace" and "Lil' Grace". Includes video Link.

Kid's Kettlebell WOD Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland Another great KB workout scaled for kids.

Mini Page Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Brand X Just for kids, a Workout submitted by kids, a Mini challenge- post your results ! and a gallery of drawings created by kids depicting the "bottom of the squat" position

Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit NorthEast England Kempie sends along three
fun rowing based workouts along with scaling recommendations.

The Thruster Nichole DeHart and Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Breaking the thruster down into bite size peices for kids to easily retain. Includes video link.

Also featuring: Game of The Month/Clean The Yard courtesy Ryan Atkins CrossFit Milwaukee, Scrappy's Soccer on Power, Team Training Workout and Teen Challenge

Copyright 2007 CrossFit Kids All rights reserved


Issue #23 October 2007

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 2 Issue #23

CrossFit Kids action

Asthma & Kids Part III Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X Third in a series about Asthma and young athletes.
Exercise Induced Asthma.

Building Blocks Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X A format and template for a basic CrossFit Kids Class

Connor's Corner Connor Martin of CrossFit Brand X The Pit Kahala Certification Day One

CrossFit Kids 101 Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X Balance

Focus on CrossFit Kids Community Dawn Heusser of Petranek Fitness/ CrossFit Los Angeles Four year old Sydney talks about workouts with Mom. Dawn on working with Sydney and some excellent tips for working with kids. Also featuring pictures from the recent Fight Gone Bad Fundraiser at CrossFit Kids Brand X.

Five Spooky WOD's
Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Five new workouts

Footie Workouts Mark Beck and Karl Steadham of CrossFit Manchester Two new contributions "Walker" and "Sharpe"
Conditioning for the young soccer player.

Girls & Heroes Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Kids and Teens do CrossFit Benchmark Workouts
This Month Courtney and Connor do "Jackie" and "Lil' Jackie." Includes Video Link.

Kid's Kettlebell WOD Davie Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland with Video Link

Mini Page Mikki Martin of CrossFit Brand X Just for kids, a Workout submitted by kids, Cueing question, Drawings of basic movements.

Rowing Workouts Chris Kemp of CrossFit NorthEast England Kempie sends some Rowing Workouts from across the pond.

Self Defense Coach Jeff Martin and Sifu Dan Strametz of CrossFit Brand X An outline for working with kids

Sumo Deadlift High Pull Nichole Dehart of EveryDayAthlete Teaching the movement to kids, using two phases and simple cues.
Includes Video Link.

Also featuring: Game of The Month/Four Square and Freeze Tag, Kid's Health & Fitness In the News/ Why some kids don't like Teams,
Team Training/Sprint Shots and Video Links, Scrappy's Soccer/Three on Three Soccer


Issue #22 September 2007

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 2 Issue #22

Asthma & Kids Part II Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X Second in a series about Asthma and young athletes. Triggers

CrossFit Kids 101 Part VI Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X Balance

Dealing with Sibling Rivalry Patrick O"Hannigan Independant Home Gym CrossFitter An insightful article on rivalry, competition and working it out. "My sisters keep score of everything, from the number of squirts of chocolate syrup in their milk..."
"Fortunately, CrossFit also emphasizes two things that stomp on the temptation to compare while encouraging efforts to compete..."

Five Tabata-Tastic WOD's Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Five Tough Tabata workouts

Fixing Common Mistakes in Common Movements Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Fixing The Deadlift
Continuing last months look at the deadlift and some fixes for common faults. Includes Video link.

Focus on CrossFit Kids Community Cindy Competition Winners and video links

Footie workout Karl Steadham and Mark Beck of CrossFit Manchester "Dagleish" and "McCoist" Includes video link of
Boys BU14 Intra Soccer Team performing Dagleish.

Kid's Kettlebell WOD Dave Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland A challenging three rounds of six kettlebell movements, including Waiters Walks, Waiters Lunge and Snatch.

Mini Page New Feature just for Kids Word Search, WOD made up by kids, Common cue question, Drawing and picture
submission for primary exercises

Teen Athlete Challenge Connor Martin of CrossFit Brand X New feature just for Teens Can you ...?


Also Featuring Game of the Month/Move, Sit up and Throw, Kids' Health and Fitness in the News/High Blood Pressure in Children,
Scrappy's Soccer/ Conditioning, Team Training/My Little Pet Rock

CrossFit Kids action


Issue #21 - August 2007

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 2 Issue #21

Asthma & Kids Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X First in a Series about Asthma and young athletes. History and physical description.

CrossFit Kids 101 Part V Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X Agility

Connor's Corner Connor Martin of CrossFit Brand X On Starting Strength and CrossFit programming.

Five WOD's for the dawg days of summer Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Five new workouts featuring "Upside down Helen"

Fixing Common Mistakes in Common Movements Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X The Deadlift

Focus on CrossFit Kids Community Sam, Kate & Brock Independant Home Gym CrossFitters also featuring CrossFit Kids Iowa

Get Ready for Cindy Age divisions and Scaling for the Open Competition August 25th-31st

Shock Treatment Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Brand X Changing the conversation about Childhood Obesity

Also Featuring Game of the Month/CrossFit Hopscotch, Kids Health & Fitness in the News,Team Training/Juke Drill-Speed & Agility, Footie Workout from CrossFit Manchester, Kids Kettlebell Workout from CrossFit Central Scotland, Scrappy's Soccer/David Beckham Soccer Academy

CrossFit Kids action

Issue #20 - July 2007

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 2 Issue #20


Connor's Corner Connor Martin of CrossFit Brand X The CrossFit Games

CrossFit Kids 101 Part 4 Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X Coordination

CrossFit Kids Community The Vale Family- Independant Home Gym CrossFitters also featuring Mt Baker CrossFit

Five WOD's for July Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X

Fixing Common Mistakes in Common Movements Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Unhinged in the squat

Footie Workout Mark Beck and Karl Steadman of CrossFit Manchester "Maradonna" and "Van Basten"

FrankenFitters Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Brand X Three years In
Observable, quantifiable results of Kids following CrossFit programming.

Get Ready For Cindy Information on the CFK Competition August 25th- August 31 st 2007

Kid's Kettlebell Workout David Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland

Protecting The Gift Part V Final in a series Coach T.J. Cooper of CrossFit East on Gavin De Becker

Rhabdo & Kids ? Dr. Darrell White Information on the incidence of Rhabdo in children, possible causes and prevention.

The Benefits of a CrossFit Kids Program Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X Encouraging families to join CrossFit together, benefits to our clients and Affiliates.

Also Featuring : Game of the Month/ CrossFit OTL, Team Training/ Overhead Cindy, Scrappy's Soccer/ Coordination in Soccer, Video Links, Kids Health and Fitness in the News

CrossFit Kids Magazine

Issue #19 - June 2007

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 2 Issue #19

CrossFit Kids 101 Part 3 - Cyndi Rodi and Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Brand X- Flexibility

Five WOD's for June 3-2-1- Go ! Courtesy Rob Miller of CrossFit Santa Cruz and Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X

Fit, Fast & Strong Jodi Monroe of MtBakerCrossFit A CrossFit Basketball Story

Focus on Community CrossFit Kids Teams and the Trevor Win"E Memorial Day Challenge, CrossFitOrangeCounty, CrossFitMarina
and CrossFit Brand X

Footie Workout Karl Steadman and Mark Beck of CrossFitManchester Gazza and Raul

Keeping Kids and Teenagers Safe-Part IV The Protection Process Coach T.J. Cooper of CrossFit East on Gavin De Becker

Kid's Kettlebell Workout David Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland

The Sit Up Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Common Sit up issues with kids, coaching tips and corrections
includes Coach J's Tummy workout.

You Either Get It, Or You Don't Cyndi Rodi some excerpts.... "I am a walking billboard. I should have "CrossFit works tattooed across my forehead......a few weeks ago I climbed the rope for the first time. I was jumping up and down, celebrating like a kid.
Edward Hall has described culture as a selective screen through which you see the world.."

Also featuring, Connor's Corner /Conditioning for a Martial Arts Test, Affiliate Tip from Skip Chase of MtBakerCrossFit
Kid's Health & Fitness in the News, Team Training, Game of the Month "Rat Race", Scrappy's Soccer on Flexibility

CrossFit Kids Magazine

Issue #18 - May 2007

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 2 Issue #18

CrossFit Kids 101 part 2- Cyndi Rodi and Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Brand X- Strength

Found Object Fitness- Patrick O'Hannigan Home Gym CrossFitter
Seeing with CrossFit eyes, finding ways to create outdoor workouts
without equipment.

Childhood Obesity- The Pain of Invisibility Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X
The psychological and social impact of obesity on children.

Five WOD's for May Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Five Workouts

Keeping Kids Safe- The Test of Twelve Coach TJ Cooper of CrossFit East on Gavin de Becker

Kettlebell Workout for kids David Easton of CrossFit Central Scotland

The Footie Workout Karl Steadman and Mark Beck of CrossFit Manchester
Two new Soccer Workouts

Video Links- Three new videos !

Also featuring Connor's Corner / Wrestling Workouts, Affiliate Tip from Sue Ady of CrossFit Rockford
and Home Gym Tip, Focus on CrossFit Kids at DPL CrossFit Vancouver
Game of the Month CF Zombie Tag, Team Training/Sports Conditioning


CrossFit Kids action

Issue #17 - April 2007

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 2 Issue #17

The Burpee Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Breaking it down for kids, the standard burpee and the squat thrust
instructional video link provided

CrossFit Kids 101 part one Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X on cardiovascular/ respiratory endurance within the CFK program

CrossFit Kids Fran Competition Results Results and pictures from this groundbreaking event !

The Footie Workout Two new submissions from Karl Steadman and Mark Beck of CrossFit Manchester "Fight on the Terraces" and "Hurst"

Form & Function Cyndi Rodi, Mikki Lee Martin and Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X
Form as a function of what we do, rather than the primary goal.

Keeping Children & Teenagers Safe Part Two Coach TJ Cooper of CrossFit East on Gavin de Becker
Strategies often used by predators to gain access to children, rational responses and common myths.


Also featuring Connor's Corner / Wrestling Workouts, Kids Health & Fitness in the news ( Asthma & the home) Game of the Month / Animal Soccer from Ryan Atkins of CrossFit Racine, Team Training, Home Gym Tip, CFK Affiliate Tip
CrossFit Kids action


Issue #16 - March 2007

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 2 Issue #16

Five Workouts for March Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X

Footie Workouts Karl Steadman and Mark Beck of CrossFit Manchester " Ronaldo" and "Keane "

Get ready for the Fran Competition coming this April

How you play the Game Barry Cooper of CrossFit

Keeping Kids Safe Coach TJ Cooper of CrossFit East

Teachable Moments Dr. Darrell White

Video Links 3 new video links !

What does this do ? Ryan Atkins of CrossFit Racine


Also featuring Connor's Corner, Scrappy's Soccer, CrossFit Kid of the Month, CrossFit Kids Featured Affiliate Young Athlete Mt Baker CrossFit Team Training, Game of the Month "Beck's Burpees" CFK Affiliate Tip, Home Gym Tip

CrossFit Kids action

Issue #15 - February 2007

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 2 Issue #15

A Workout from Sage Burgener Sage Burgener of Mike's Gym World Class Olympic Style Weightlifter
16 yr old Sage, shares a workout she uses with CrossFit Kids.

Five Great Workouts Coach Jeff of CrossFit Brand X

Footie Workout Karl Steadman and Mark Beck of CrossFit Manchester "FC Helen" and "Bobby Moore"

Success Stories Cyndi Rodi Of CrossFit Brand X How CrossFit is changing the lives of Kids, their stories.

Straight Talk about Kids & Guns Patrick O'Hannigan Home Gym CrossFitter A thoughtful discussion about
the subject of kids, guns and responsible education and training.

Video Links 2 new video links !

Also featuring Connor's Corner/ What I have learned from Wrestling, Kids Health & Fitness in the News, CFK Featured Affiliate CrossFit Homeschool Kids, CrossFit Kid of the Month, Game of the Month "Caterpillar Races"

CrossFit Kids action

Issue #14 - January 2007

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 2 Issue #14

Five Great Workouts for 2007 Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X

Footie Workout Karl Steadman and Mark Beck of CrossFit Manchester

Make Excellence A Habit Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X

More on the Straight Punch Self Defense Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X

Video links four new video links

Also featuring Connor's Corner/Wrestling and two Workouts, Affiliate and Home Gym Tip, Kids CrossFitter of the Month, CFK Featured Affiliate Program CrossFit Ann Arbor HyperFitUSA, Food & Diet, Game of the Month "Capture The Flag" - CrossFit Style, Team Training two workouts from Coach Mike Rutherford of CrossFit KansasCity, Scrappy's Soccer/ How CrossFit improved my game and one Soccer workout

CrossFit Kids action

Issue #13 - December 2006

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 2 Issue #13

Five Great Holiday Workouts Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X

Lead From the Front Steve Toth of CrossFit Brand X

Squat Wars Dave Hataj Home Gym CrossFitter

Sickness in a Bottle Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X Soft drinks being considered for Warning labels ? Read about why.

The Straight Punch Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Getting the basics right, the Straight Punch, the Hammerfist and the Front Kick. Drills, step by step coaching points and video link.

Video Links 3 new video links


Also featuring Affiliate & Home Gym Tip/ Building a CrossFit Sled, Game of the Month "CrossFit Football", Brand X Kids CrossFitter of the Month,
Team Training/Rowing & Thruster Partner Workout

CrossFit Kids action

Issue #12 - November 2006

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 1 Issue #12


Agressive Mind Set - Self Defense Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X

Connor's Corner Connor Martin of CrossFit Brand X on Friendly Competition

Five Cool Workouts Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X

I Hate Peas Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X Changing Eating Behaviors in Children

Kids, Focus and Intensity Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Brand X Getting Kids to Focus and apply intensity to the workouts,
methods and coaching tips.

Video Links 2 new video links

What Happened to Gymnastics ? Coach Jeff Martin Frog Stands as a gateway exercise.


Also Featuring Affiliate Tip and Home Gym Tip, Featured CFK Affiliate of the Month CrossFit Edna Valley, CrossFitter of The Month CrossFit Rockford, Brand X CFK of the Month, Team Training/Conga Line Lynne, Game of the Month "CrossFit Limbo"

CrossFit Kids Magazine

Issue #11 - October 2006

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 1 Issue #11

Five CrossFit Kids Workouts Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X

Inside Defenses- Self Defense Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Punch defenses and Drills.

Martial Arts and Self Confidence Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X

Race you to the Car ? Patrick O'Hannigan of CrossFit Brand X Competition and kids.

Also featuring Affiliate Tip, Home Gym Tip, Game of The Month "Musical Medicine Ball Squats", Team Training/The Broomstick Mile,
Kids CrossFitter of the Month CrossFit Rockford Whiteboard Kids Scores for FGB Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer, Dedication to Scott Meyer

Issue #10 - September 2006

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 1 Issue #10

More Crazy Monkey- Self Defense- Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Defense against punches. Drills and coaching tips.
A testimonial : Crazy Monkey on the Playground

Ten new CrossFit Kids Workouts Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X

Video links- two new video links

Why Water ? Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X An informative and detailed description of why water is so important, hydration and dehydration as they apply to children.

Also featuring Affiliate Tip, Home Gym Tip, Connor's Corner on The Muscle Up, Kids CrossFitter of the Month, Game of the Month "CrossFit Leapfrog", Team Training/Firehouse Team Push ups

Issue #9 - August 2006

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 1 Issue #9

Crazy Monkey- Self Defense Coach Jeff Martin A strategy to "Weather the Storm"

CrossFit Teens an Interview with Debbie Rakos of CrossFit Brand X- Teen Girls classes, a special niche

Focus Workouts Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X

Kids & Kettlebells Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Teaching Kids to Swing, The Elephant Swing, The American Swing, The Santa Cruz, and the One armed Swing.

Sports Conditioning Karl Geissler of Gill Athletics Contributes a workout for Speed Training with young Athletes

The Truth about Backpacks Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X

Video Links- 3 new video Links

Also featuring Affiliate Tip, Kids CrossFitter of the Month, Home Gym Tip, Game of The Month "CrossFit Dodgeball Variants" courtesy Ryan Atkins of CrossFit Racine

Issue #8 - July 2006

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 1 Issue #8

CrossFit on a String Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X..or maybe a rope and a tire.

"Dodgeball Dead" Article reprinted from the SD Union Tribune

Focus Workouts Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X

Front Kick to a Horizontal Target- Self Defense- Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X

Get off the Couch, Motivating Kids Patrick O"Hannigan of CrossFit Brand X

Summer Vacation Workouts Cyndi Rodi and Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Brand X

Video Links 3 new video links

Also featuring Kids CrossFitter of The Month, Game of the Month "Russian Hops Races", Team Training/Alternating OHS

Issue #7 - June 2006

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 1 Issue #7


Heat- Effects on Kids Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X Children heat up faster than do adults..heat sources...affect them more rapidly.

Lifting Technique Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Proper Lifting Coaching tips, single uniform load.

Speed Training Karl Geissler of Gill Athletics contributes two speed training workouts

Wrist Grabs & Releases- Self Defense- Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Teaching Kids to get away from this common attack.

Also featuring Game of The Month "Kick the Can", Connor's Corner/ on Good Form, Kids CrossFitter of the Month

Issue #6 - May 2006

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 1 Issue #6

Connor's Corner Connor Martin of CrossFit Brand X My progress with "Fran"

Focus on Fran Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X

Focus Workouts- Fran Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Variations on Fran, scaled for kids with video link.
Discussion and Coaching Tips.

Video Link 2 new video links

Whiteboard Challenge workout- post your times to CrossFitKids.com

Why Workout ? Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X Exercise and Brain Function

Also featuring Game of the Month "Swat the Fly", Team Training/No rest for the Wicked, Kids CrossFitter of the Month

Issue #5 - April 2006

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 1 Issue #5

BearHugs- Self Defense Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Defenses against BearHug/ Tackle

Connor's Corner Connor Martin of CrossFit Brand X on Running

Focus on Pull ups Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Types of pull ups, Common faults, Coaching and Progressions

Focus Workouts Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Three workouts focusing on developing the pull up.

Video Links 2 new video links

Whiteboard Challenge Workout- Post your times to CrossFitKids.com !


Also featuring Team Training/Fire Hose Relays and three other Team Training WOD's, Game of The Month /"Towel Tug of War"

Issue #4 - March 2006

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 1 Issue #4

Connor's Corner Connor Martin of CrossFit Brand X A fourteen year old's perspective on the first two years of CrossFit

Focus Workouts Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Three Weightlifting workouts

Kids & Weightlifting Part II Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Debunking common myths about kids and weight training.

Takedown Defense- Self Defense Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Sprawl against a wrestlers double leg and sprawl against a tackle, includes three drills for developing the sprawl defense.

Video Links 1 new video link

Whiteboard Challenge Find your CrossFit Baseball Score and post to CrossFitKids.com

Also featuring Game of The Month "CrossFit Baseball", Team Training/ Sprint & Sprawl

Issue #3 - February 2006

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 1 Issue #3


Fun Workouts Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Three Workouts kids love, Includes a modified Fight Gone Bad

Kids and Weightlifting Part I- Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Debunking common myths about Kids and weight training.

Self Defense & Young Children Mikki Lee Martin and Cyndi Rodi of CrossFit Brand X Training at age appropriate times, normal social development and use of instinct.

Self Defense Drill Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Punch-Run-Sprawl

Video Link 1 new video Link

Whiteboard Challenge Pull ups ! Post to CrossFitKids.com

Also featuring Team Training/ 3 Soccer team WOD's, Game of the Month "British Bulldog"



Issue #2 - January 2006

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 1 Issue #2

Focus on The Squat Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X

Focus Workouts Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Workouts to help develop the squat

The Hammerfist- Self Defense Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Teaching variations of the hammerfist and associated drills.

Whiteboard Challenge for time L Sit or Tuck Sit, consecutive pullups, post to CrossFitKids.com

Video Link 2 new videos

Also featuring Game of the Month "Jump the Rope", Team Training /The Gauntlet

Issue #1 - December 2005

CrossFit Kids action The first Issue of CrossFit Kids Magazine is complimentary.
Download it here.

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 1 Issue #1

Focus on Push ups Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Proper push ups and teaching progressions for kids

Focus Skill Workouts Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X Three workouts emphasizing the push up

Hall of Fame Kids CrossFit Benchmark Exercise numbers, post yours to CrossFitKids.com

Tell your kids "it is okay to fight" Coach Jeff Martin of CrossFit Brand X reprinted from the Ramona Sentinel

Use of Props Mikki Lee Martin of CrossFit Brand X Keeping it fun with the use of a few good props

Also featuring Game of the Month "CrossFit Dodgeball", Team Training two WOD's for conditioning