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Location: London 2013

Jordan is at CrossFit Evolving teaching a
private seminar the biomechanics of
the deadlift and powerclean.


Location: Seattle 2013

Jordan is at Eastside Strength and Conditioning
discussing the anatomical nuances pertaining
to barbell training at a Starting Strength Level II seminar.


Location: Amsterdam 2013

Jordan is at Reebok Crossfit 020 leading a group of seminar
attendees through the low bar back squat. Ivelina, pictured
here, came all the way from Bulgaria and has a text book squat.

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