Friday, December 17, 2010

Balance 9/10

     Howdy-Ho there fitness fanatics, its great to see you once again... not that I can really see you. I'm just glad you stopped by. Getting close to finishing out 10 Days of CrossFit X-mas. Then we can all just look forward to the real X-mas (I think mine's better). And if nothing else, happy Friday!

     Pretty obvious (least I think so) that balance is going to be an asset to us in the WOD. Hell... they don't call it the "Snatch Balance" for nothing! CrossFit literature states balance is: "The ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base." So, what does that mean, and how does it matter to us?

     Well, us being the fitness whores that we are, we're always looking to move more weight. The Overhead Squat is an uber functional move when testing core stability and balance. Being able to hold a heavy weight overhead becomes more and more difficult as the weight goes up; and, balancing the weight over our center of gravity become paramount. Again, balance is something we have to practice, whether its under a heavy weight or repping out box jumps. Focus on keeping the weight in your center of gravity, as close to your core as possible.

     So keep that weight centered, become a stable platform, be CrossFit!

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3,2,1 GO!


Yesterday's WOD

Rest Day

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