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Victor, Leah, Teddy, Matija J, and Kathy G just hanging out

We’ll be doing a lot of focused hanging work for the month of October. Benefits of hanging work, via Ido Portal:

1. Shoulder/elbow/wrist health and the recovery of the lost ‘overhead reach’ range – promoting optimal range and making use of the upper body as it was designed to be used. By simply allowing gravity to ‘do its thing’ in the passive work or “fighting it” in the active work – one can send a very intense adaptation producing signal into one’s structure. I wonder if we implement hanging work throughout our lives, from young age and into old age and without taking too large of a break what would be the results over the now lost ‘overhead reach’ range and shoulder injury rates.I suspect we would have little need to ‘stretch our shoulders’ any further. Of course shoulder integrity, elbow and wrist/hand/finger health can benefit tremendously from daily hanging as well. (See added section below on the subject)

2. Lead up to pulling work, climbing and more advanced patterns. Hanging sits at the base of those patterns, just like standing does for walking. A deficiency in hanging work will become evident at a certain stage – some get stuck early unable to develop even a single chin up. (very common female problem)

3. Active hang work is especially important tool in certain advanced phases and scenarios – as a plateau breaker for advanced pullers approaching the One Arm Chin Up for example.

4. Grip Strength and Grip Endurance. If you cant grip it – you cant manipulate it/yourself. We have grown weaker all over due to the lack in physical demands in our daily lives. Grip is no different.

5. Creating ‘Terminology’ for future complexity. Hanging work creates awareness and a language of positions that can be later used to put together sophisticated pieces of movement in a variety of scenarios from gymnastics to parkour to tree climbing to rock climbing and more. It is a tool for improvisation and play.

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CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 10/3

in teams of two, for time:
100 calorie row
100 toes-to-bar

muscle-up development

Post time to whiteboard!

HellaFit WOD

Our take on bootcamp workouts, this class challenges you for the entire hour with a blend of strength and conditioning that works all the major muscle groups and focuses on functional movement. HellaFit will get you #hellasweaty while having #hellafun!

CompEx WOD

team sled work

in teams, for time:
40 rope climbs
80 sandbag situps
120 ring dips
160 pistols

Two people working at a time. Perform in any order.

special exercises

Gymnastics Strength WOD

crawling, gatherings, foam rolling, back conditioning, posterior chain stretching, handstands, bodybuilding

Andrea V and Victor M

Props to all those who showed up for yesterday’s NANCY and didn’t allow the cherry-picking side of yourself to take over! The grit in choosing to show up for training, whether you’re great at it or it’s THE limit to your capacity, makes the biggest difference in your fitness.

Nice work- really proud of y’all. Now let’s see if the legs hold up for today.

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CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 4/11

“RANDI”

27-21-15-9 reps for time:
hang squat snatch, 43/29kg
toes-to-bar

Rx = 43/29kg, Fitness/Health = 25/15kg, Performance = 52/38kg

Compare to Monday 27FEB2017. Post results to whiteboard!

HellaFit WOD

GUESS!

Also: Mark your calendars. Our GYMNASTIC STRENGTH class will be tested next Tuesday at 7am, then added to the calendar in May.

Victor M

Not all jump ropes are created equal: some range from coated-cable speed ropes with cheap handles for a couple of bucks, cheap heavier “licorice”-style ropes with simple plastic handles, fancy aluminum ball-bearing handles with cable ropes for maximum spin, adjustable weight ropes with thicker handles, to the top of the line ropes costing $50+ dollars.

“It’s not about the tools,”- it’s how you use them. Or specifically with movements like the double under, it’s where your skills are at. How’s your coordination? It’s one of the ten general physical skills we are always in pursuit of.

More novice/intermediate athletes actually like the feedback of the heavier ropes, while those with very good coordination can go with the lighter more expensive ropes to be faster and more efficient with their jump rope skills.

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CrossFit WOD for Deload Friday 1/20

JUMPY CINDY

AMRAP in 20 min:
5 pullups
10 pushups
15 squats
25 double unders

Post results to comments!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

overhead squat, snatch, clean + 2 jerks