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CrossFit Hits the Giant Slalom

27
Oct

CrossFit Hits the Giant Slalom

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20 wallball
20 calories row
20 single arm DB snatch (70/45)

Coach Glassman, the founder and CEO of CrossFit, would always cite the benefits to sport-specific athletes of training CrossFit.  Eva Twardokens was a 2-time Olympic skier who did CrossFit.  Her results with CrossFit sparked the saying, "When we get skiers to be able to do dead hang pull-ups, they become better skiers."

Coach Glassman, the founder and CEO of CrossFit, would always cite the benefits to sport-specific athletes of training CrossFit. Eva Twardokens was a 2-time Olympic skier who did CrossFit. Her results with CrossFit sparked the saying, “When we get skiers to be able to do dead hang pull-ups, they become better skiers.”

CrossFit Hits the Giant Slalom

We have lots of anecdotal evidence of CrossFit helping sport specialists improve in their sport.

Here’s a great article about how CrossFit helped Austrian giant slalom skier Marcel Hirscher with a decisive win at the opening World Cup this season.

See the article here.

Has CrossFit helped you to do a sport better than when you did that sport alone?  Post to comments.  

1 Response

  1. Chris Munro

    Thanks for sharing Nicole – great article and video. Maddie starts ski team training up at Loveland next weekend and was really psyched to see this story. Now that soccer is winding down we can get her back to Roots to help for skiing!