Issue #31 June 2008

CrossFit Kids Magazine Volume 3 Issue #31

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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