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To complete a proper, full-depth overhead squat you’ll need to be able to accomplish a number of goals:

a.) have adequate flexibility in the ankles, hips, thoracic spine, and shoulders
b.) be strong and stable in the ankles, hips, thoracic spine, and shoulders

There are tons of ways to develop all these points- practice and stretching being the best.

Ankles can be developed with things like the first position of the Snatch Positional Stretches, the hips with deep squats, the T-spine with foam rolling and keg stretching; the shoulders with dislocates/pass through and more overhead practice.

Because you gain better access to those positions you can then practice your lifts and accessory movements to fill that range of motion in with strength.

Shall we bring back our Barbell Classes in the new year? These classes provided athletes two tracks: 1.) an ongoing powerlifting program to develop back squats, presses, and deadlifts. General overall strength; and 2.) an olympic weightlifting program for those wanting improvement in their snatches and clean & jerks. These follow a specific strategy to supplement what goes on in our ongoing Strength & Conditioning classes.

WORKOUT for Monday 12/6/2021

5 rounds for time:
10 overhead squats, 40/61kg
15 toes-to-bars
200m run (rain or shine- be prepared!)

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SKILLS for Thursday 11/11/2021: SNATCH

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Kelsi A

Thrusters are coming. Every last workout of The CrossFit Games Open has ALWAYS included thrusters.

The question is what will it paired with? A lot of people are guessing double unders. I think it’ll be a couplet of doable work- the difference will be who wants it more. Who gets into the pain cave and thrives in there.

Any thoughts?

Find out at http://games.crossfit.com/ at 5pm

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CrossFit WOD for Thursday 3/23

push press 5x4x85%, then

2 rounds for time:
100 double unders
75 situps
50 pushups
25 overhead bumper lunges (R)
25 overhead bumper lunges (L)

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HellaFit WOD

Come and see!