Coach Carl Paoli breaks down the Reebok CrossFit Games Workout 15.1 by discussing how to save your grip during the 9 minute grip massacre and how to increase your efficiency during toes to bar, dead-lifts and snatching.
Move like you care, make it look good and good luck. -Coach Carl Paoli
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Today is a very big day as FREESTYLE, Carl Paoli’s book has finally shipped and landed in stores and at the doorstep of thousands of athletes and fitness enthusiasts around the world.
You can find the book here:
Barnes & Noble stores across the US
Costco (limited locations. View list below)
The opportunity to WIN a trip to San Francisco to train with Coach Carl is still up for grabs until July 21st. Visit www.freestylethebook.com for information on how to enter.
If you are one of the fortunate ones to have received and read the book, please visit Amazon and leave a review and rating.
Thanks for all the continuing support.Let’s move,
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During Carl's visit to Berlin he had a chance to film a rope climb progression with BOXROX. In this progression Carl breaks down the Spanish wrap, which is an ideal place for begginners to start learning how to climb the rope and develops the most transferable techniques to all other movements used to clear obstacles.
The view the progression video and read the full article visit
REMINDER: A few spots left for Carl's seminar this weekend July 13th in Vancouver at CrossFit 604. SIGN UP NOW:
With the launch of Carl’s new book the schedule has been more hectic than ever. We are all working hard to keep up with what we care about the most, which is providing you with content and opportunities to learn more about how to improve your training and coaching.
The next stops for the Freestyle Connection Seminar Tour are:
July 12th - Calgary, AB – SOLD OUT!
July 13th - Vancouver, BC – FEW SPOTS LEFT
September 6th - Minnesota, MN – OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
September 7th - Denver, CO – OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Happy 4th of July,
Ever find yourself saying, “What I NEED is a personal coach?” Haven’t we all! Well you ask, we deliver! In honor of the new freestyle book set to launch this coming July– we wanted to give one lucky winner a chance to learn the principles of freestyle straight from the master. We are giving away a trip to beautiful San Francisco to spend a day (Saturday, August 23, 2014) with Coach Carl Paoli.
In your session, Coach Carl will teach you his art of movement and give you a personalized program that shows you how to connect four basic movement styles to fit your specific purpose, while also giving you a simple framework for mastering the basics of any human movement. These invaluable lessons from Coach Carl are essential to EVERYONE , whether you’re an endurance athlete, deskbound workaholic, new mom or unique in your own way- these principles will change your life forever.
More! When you are finished with your session, you will dine with the authors of freestyle at their favorite Bay Area hot spot. You will spend your evening getting to know Coach Carl and co-author Anthony Sherbondy with an absolute guarantee - you will have the time of your life ….they will see to it!
EVEN more? Yes, there is! Our publisher has generously offered to supplement your at-home library with a collection of new books! You will have a choice of 5 complimentary titles from Victory Belt Publishing – you may choose anything you want from their amazing list!
Grand Prize includes:
- Roundtrip Airfare for 1 to San Francisco.
- Hotel Accommodations for 2 nights.
- Ground Transport in San Francisco.
- A Training Session with Coach Carl Paoli.
- Dinner with Coach Carl and Tony.
- Airport Transfer to and from San Francisco Airport.
How do I enter?
There are three ways to enter the contest. No purchase is necessary, and the winner will be chosen at random.
- Take action
- Preorder a copy of Freestyle on
- simply let us know at: email@example.com.
- Get social
- Facebook – Post a link on Facebook and encourage others to share, too! Let us know that you’ve posted the link with a comment on our Facebook page.
- Twitter – Share a tweet or two about freestyle and remember to send them @freestylethebook and @carlpaoli.
- Instagram! - Tag freestyle with a picture from your expression @freestylethebook and @carlpaoli.
- Get old school
- Send us a note as to why you think freestyle will change your life! Short and sweet is how we like it, no more than 250 words, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTEST RULES aka THE FINE PRINT
BINDING AGREEMENT: In order to enter the Contest, you must agree to the Rules. Therefore, please read these Rules prior to entry to ensure you understand and agree. You agree that submission of an entry in the Contest constitutes agreement to these Rules. You may not submit an entry to the Contest and are not eligible to receive the prizes described in these Rules unless you agree to these Rules. These Rules form a binding legal agreement Eligibility: Contest is open to legal residents of the Continental United States who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Comments will not show up until they have been moderated, so please do not re-submit if you don’t see your comment. Please leave only one comment. Prize date: August 23, 2014 Grand prize contest begins May 30, 2014, and closes July 21, 2014. Winner will be selected at random and announced: July 25, 2014.
After 3 years in the making, "FREESTYLE: Maximize Sport and life Performance with Four Basic Movements" by Carl Paoli and his co-author Tony Sherbondy- is finally here!!!
This book is a product of Carl Paoli's lifetime experience as an athlete and over a decade of coaching all-level athletes around the world. Freestyle will teach you how to:
* Turn on and trust your intuition about movement
* Use tools that help optimize imperfect movement
* Tap into the universal movement patterns and progressions underlying all disciplines
* Use Carl Paoli's movement framework to create roadmaps for your physical success
* Learn what being strong really means
Freestyle is now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barne & Noble and will ship on July 15th. Get your copy NOW!!!
Thanks for all your support over the years,
The GWOD Team.
Well the lights are up, the tree is decorated, and sounds of holiday cheer fill the air!
If you are looking to treat your special someone with GWOD gear, DVDs, or a new free+style t-shirt, please make sure you get your orders in before December 17 so it gets delivered in time for Christmas morning! We also ship to Military Mail addresses too to support our service men and women abroad.
This week we wrap up our Back Kip progression:
The New Year is just around the corner and we've been busy planning our seminar schedule for 2014! Freshly added to our calendar are seminars in the midwest - Chicago and Kansas, and finally one here in the SF Bay area. Check the dates below and sign up ASAP because they will sell out! We are confirming additional dates and will announce them soon.
- Feb.8 at NorCal CrossFit in San Jose, CA
- Feb.15 at CrossFit Chicago in Chicago ,IL
- Feb.16 at K-State CrossFit in Manhattan, KS
We also want to let you know that we've created another discount to our seminar for educators, in addition to the current 15% discounts offered to CrossFit L1 trainers (code: cfcertified), Military, Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel (code: mpfr), USA Gymnastics members (code: usag). We've had an increasing number of teachers attend our Freestyle Connection Movement Seminars in the past few years, and we think that's an important and valuable effort we'd like to continue to invest in our future with our kids. If you are a teacher, instructor, or professor of any kind that works with students in an educational setting, please use the code "physed" when registering for a seminar to receive 15% off!
Don't forget this is our final day for our FREE SHIPPING offer for US orders over $40, and 50% off shipping for international orders over $75. Get your t-shirts, tanks, and DVDs in time for the holidays!
This week we continue with our Back Kip progression, putting that Deficit Push Up in action:
Just a quick announcement to kick off your Thanksgiving holiday week - we're offering FREE SHIPPING on all U.S. orders over $40 placed here on GymnasticsWOD; for international orders over $75 shipping is 50% off. This offer is applied automatically and will be available until December 1. Go get a head start on your holiday shopping with your GWOD and free+style t-shirts, and a copy of the new Progression DVD bundles!
This week we introduce another means of getting up into the support position on the rings, using the Back Kip:
Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
While a Push Up is a basic movement, it's one that we would consider complex in terms of shape because the arms move at the shoulder level and also hinge at the elbows. When we take the Push Up into the fullest range of motion possible, we get a Deficit Push Up. If we look at little closer at that extreme end-range of the deficit push up, we can take it further by letting elbows start to straighten out again. The Deficit Push Up then essentially gives us an opportunity to train simple, but more challenging strict movements and holds like Levers, Skin the Cat, and the Iron Cross by utilizing this concept of Simple->Complex->Simple: start with the simple starting position; go into a complex transition by bending the elbows with a dip; then return to a simple position by straightening the arm into a Lever hold while it is in extension.
Check out this week's video in the Deficit Push Up for more: