Today’s WODdocket: 5 sets of 3-5 OHS: Remember we are only focusing on the bottom 1/3 of the movement today. Thats where athletes tend to loose it. Resist that urge to have you butt raise. Keep your chest up and the PVC against the squat rack.
Common assumption is we need to get stronger to lift more weight. I disagree… sure absolute strength plays an intricate roll and will be the ultimate limiting factor of all lifting capability but strength means nothing without the ability to control it.. . The more simplistic the movement the more it is governed by brute […]
Sta·bil·i·ty stəˈbilədē/ noun the state of being stable. In the athletic world stability can be define as the ability to resist motion. When OHSing we constantly required to resist twisting and turning as we stabilize a weight overhead. Check out today’s video to improve your overhead stability.
How many of you out there have seen or heard of the term “soft elbows.” It’s when at the point of lockout overhead the athlete allows their elbows to flex a bit before recoiling them back straight. The arms give a bit like shocks or springs on a car. This normally comes as a result […]
Here is a question… who out there is growing a beard for “No shave November?” If your counting it’s day 10 and I’m just at that itchy point. Thats ok though… showed the women their support last month… now it’s the gentlemen’s turn. Today’s is an expansion on something I do regularly with my athletes. […]
A lot of people bypass the ankle. Now, when I say the ankle, I’m referring to the mortise joint or, the joint that is formed by the two lower bones of the lower leg (tibia,fibula) and a dome-shaped foot bone (talus). By bypass it, I mean, we spend so much time on the calf we […]
Today we’re working in the hip. We talked two days ago about the athletes that kind of place their ass’s on these invisible chairs instead of sitting fully into the squat. When they do this, we said whats happening is, they are never completely closing their hip….hmmm could it be that they might have a […]
Some days are just better simple. Today is a simple day. What we have is a little global extension drill using some of the same techniques seen in previous episodes. The only difference here is that the bands used are move down to the apex of the thoracic spine. This is a great drill because […]
It is easy to be fooled sometimes. Today we are talking about the athletes that descend normally down into the squat until they hit this magical level where their butts seem to be sitting on an invisible chair. They know they have not gone low enough so they continue down by flexing at the torso […]
Today we are covering the second most common fault I see in the OHS. Crossfitters can look amazing with a PVC pipe in there hands. Replace that with a barbell and some weight.. it somehow becomes a disaster. This tip is for the sinkers out there. These are the athletes that keep their torsos vertical […]