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MOVEMENT TIP: The Box Jump

The Box Jump is a great movement for developing explosive power and jumping ability. It literally does what is says on the.. well… box. From a standing position on the ground, you just take a big leap onto a box, stand up straight and then step back down again. The great thing about Box Jumps...

MOVEMENT TIP: Rowing

As much as rowing looks like an arm exercise, most of your power for each stroke actually comes from the leg drive. It is also important to remember that it is not about how many strokes per minute you can do, but the quality of each stroke and how much distance you can generate with...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Sumo Deadlift High Pull

Like the Kettlebell Swing, the Sumo Deadlift High Pull is a more explosive hinge movement, creating more momentum in the barbell and making it easier to pull the barbell to chest height. Make sure you wait until the hips and knees are fully extended before shrugging the barbell higher, or you will lose out on...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Kettlebell Swing

The Kettlebell Swing is a firm favourite with many people, not just because it’s fun and it feels good, but because of it’s all over strength building qualiities, particularly for the posterior chain and it’s ability to build a powerful hip extension, which translates very well to Olympic Lifting. CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Good Morning

CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates another hinge movement, the Good Morning. The Good Morning is an excellent exercise to strengthen the back, the glutes and the hamstrings. With the knees are only slightly bent in this exercise, it is also a great one to use when warming up and gently stretching the hamstrings....

MOVEMENT TIP: The Sumo Deadlift

The Deadlift is another big fundamental movement and differs from the squat in that is it a hinge movement. This means that instead of moving the hips mostly downwards, we shift them back, causing the spine to hinge forward at the hips. CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the deadlift in the accompanying video....

MOVEMENT TIP: The Deadlift

The Deadlift is another big fundamental movement and differs from the squat in that is it a hinge movement. This means that instead of moving the hips mostly downwards, we shift them back, causing the spine to hinge forward at the hips. CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the deadlift in the accompanying video....

MOVEMENT TIP: The Thruster

The Thruster is sort of a barbell version of the Wall Ball that we looked at last week (but please don’t let go of your Barbell to send it flying overhead – the results could be catastrophic)! In this video, CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates the Thruster – notice how she starts with...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Wall Ball

The Wall Ball is a great little movement that you will encounter fairly early in your Crossit journey. It looks simple enough, a bit of a cross between the Squat and the Push Press, as demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart. Start the movement with that perfect squat you learnt in our...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Push Press

The Push Press, which CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates for us in this video, is very similar to the Shoulder Press, except now we use the hips to help us so that we can shift a heavier load overhead. We start the movement with a small downwards dip, then drive out of our...
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