Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Coordination 7/10

     Well, howdy blogger enthusiasts! You've came to the right place, because the Frosh Blog is still trucking. Today is our 7th day of our CrossFit Christmas. And if you aren't excited for that... then there is no pleasing you.

     Yep, if you haven't guessed from the title and picture above (what an idiot), today's topic is that of Coordination. Let's see what CrossFit has to say about it: "The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement."

     So what does that mean? Well it can be as something as simple as walking/running (one foot in front of the other) or as complex as a Snatch. Think about it, when you perform a snatch you have to keep weight in heels, back tight, pull above knees, open our hips, shrug the weight, pull yourself under the bar and stand up with the weight. *whew* that's a lot of work to think about, when in fact the Snatch is taking weight from ground to overhead in one movement (that sounds simpler).

     Coordination saves us on a lot of other things in CF. Without proper amount of coordination, using your hips for the kipping pullups may get a little difficult (at least less efficient), or time on the rower will be a bigger challenge as well. So practice that technique; in fact, that's how we increase our coordination... good ol' fashion practice. So keep at it guys and gals. It will all pay off in the end.

Brendan 95kg snatch from Crossfit Territory on Vimeo.

3,2,1 GO!


Yesterday's WOD:

5 rounds for time
 1 Power Clean @ body-weight (165 lbs)
 3 Box Jumps 36"
 5 chest-slap pushups
 7 Chest-to-bar pullups
Time - 4:40

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