Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Body Awareness

     Hey everyone, glad you decided to take moments out of your day to read what some crazy CrossFitter has to say. It's not all bad... it has funny pictures.

     So, yesterday's class at CrossFit St. Louis spent a good 20-30 minutes on some skill progression. 2 weeks ago it was Skin-The-Cat, and last night it was the Back Lever. I have to say, I'm really excited about people getting on the rings and moving around in ways we don't normally do.

     The thing about many of the gymnastic moves, is it really gets your head wrapped around the idea of body awareness. When you do the Back Lever, you move from and inverted hang to, basically, completely horizontal. What many people may not realize, it what it feels to be completely horizontal. So even though you may think they're stiff as a board at a a complete 90 degree... but you may be at and angle, and kind of in a piked position.

     That's why moves like this are so important. It will carry over to overall body awareness, and how you move. Even though it's a gymnastic movement, this will make you more aware of positioning for your Olympic movements, like the Clean and Jerk.

     I know we want to go "balls-to-the-wall" and be out of breath for our WODs, but if you take time and practice skills... trust me, it will pay off. So lift heavy, get inverted... and do burpees.

Crossfit Games - Canada East Qualifiers - Fredericton Athletes from Brad Biggar on Vimeo.

3,2,1 GO!

Yesterday's WOD:

2 rounds
500 m row
5 muscle ups
15 Clean & Jerks 135 lbs
Time - 14:39
Went down to CrossFit 26 to hit up a WOD... this was a horrible WOD, what's worse, is I programmed it. It felt like Grace with other stuff in it.

Paleo Challenge Day 16/30
Found my new fav Post-WOD meal: Yellow Fin Tuna in Olive Oil, with Guacamole and a Mandarin Orange... yummy

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