Saturday, March 5, 2011


     Morning everyone! I hope you're ready for a real ramble... you kinda got hosed on yesterday's blog, so I'm going to have to make it up to you. So don't hold it against me... at least I got the blog out.

     Well folks, I just wanted to talk about some gymnastic move that often gets missed. I speak of course of the Knee-to-Elbow. Take a look at the picture below...

Top: incorrect   Bottom: correct
     You'll notice that the top is a more "Knee-to-Tricep" move... but that's not what this is called. The bottom, the true KTE, is what we're looking for. Notice that the hips are a lot higher and the entire body is more horizontal. It's going to take a very tight core and drive from the hips to reach this proper height. But, it's what we want to see.

     So, maybe the next time we have KTE in a WOD and you're not reaching the "sweet spot" give yourself a NO REP. This is if we're not subbing or just not there yet. It is something to think about. Basically I want you just to remember what performing them actually means we need to do. So drive with those hips, be explosive... and do burpees.

2010 Colorado Open WOD 1 from Matt Chan on Vimeo.

3,2,1 GO!

Yesterday's WOD:

Gymnastics skills
Just messing around with some muscle-ups, handstand walks and what not.

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