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MOVEMENT TIP: The Shoulder Press

Also known as the Strict Press or Overhead Press, and demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher, the Shoulder Press is the starting point of all our overhead work. It is a straightforward movement, that relies primarly on shoulder and tricep strength, rather than skills or timing, but making sure to nail down...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Double-Under

Once you’ve perfected all the performance points of the single under, you’re ready to try your hand at the infamous Double-Under, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher. A double under is a skip where the rope rotates around the body twice for each single jump. A few people somehow manage to get...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Single-Under

The Single-Under is really just a single skip. If it has been some time since you picked up a skipping rope, then working on getting a good relaxed rythm going with single skips will give you a good base when it comes to tackling the much trickier double under, which we will look at next...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Burpee

The infamous Burpee, as demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart, is often the movement we all love to hate the most. And that is no surprise considering how quickly you can get puffed doing this movement. But it’s a skill we want to retain for as long as possible throughout our lives,...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Overhead Squat

The Overhead Squat, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart, is the most unforgiving of all the squat movements, so it not for everybody when they first start out. The overhead squat requires a high degree of mobility (when we talk about mobiility, we mean not just flexibility i.e. good range of motion,...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Back Squat

Last week we looked at the Front Squat, this week CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart shows us the Back Squat. This differs from the Front Squat in that the Barbell is placed behind the head. To protect the spine, it’s important to avoid placing the barbell directly on the vertebrae, but to activate the...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Front Squat

Once we’ve nailed the perfect Air Squat, we can start to add some weight. This can be done with a kettlebell in the form of a Goblet Squat, or a barbell in the form of a Front Squat, which CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates for us here, or a Back Squat, which we...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Air Squat

We start our movement series with that most fundamental and ubiquitous of CrossFit movements, the humble air squat, demonstrated here by CrossFit HQ seminar staff member, James Hobart. This is often the very first movement you learn when starting CrossFit, because it forms the base of so many other movements. And while the squat may...

CROSSFIT FUNDAMENTALS #9: The Medicine Ball Clean

Take a look at the final Fundamental CrossFit move. The Medicine Ball Clean is the ninth and final Fundamental CrossFit move. When done correctly, this move works your hamstrings, glutes, thighs and core. It also helps develop your arm, shoulder and back strength. That’s a full body workout! Here’s a demonstration of a Medicine Ball...
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