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MOVEMENT TIP: The Kipping Toes to Bar

The Toes to Bar, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart is very often the first kipping movement you come across in CrossFit. Kipping is really just the act of generating more movement through swinging, much like you did on the playground swing when you were a kid. However, one caution when doing...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Strict Chest-to-Bar Pull-up

CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the strict chest-to-bar pull-up, which is exactly like the strict pull-up, but you need to pullyourself higher, so that your chest can touch the bar, rather than just getting your chin over the bar. It is worth including this extra bit of height when working your supported and...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Pull-up

A fundamental movement and one on the wish list of many, the pull-up, often known in CrossFit as the ‘strict’ pullup to distinguish it from the kipping pullup. The strict pull-up, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart, is not an easy movement to master and it requires a consistent effort to build...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Ring Row

We are back to gymnastics for our next series of Movement Tips and over the next few weeks we will be looking at pull-ups and variations on the pull-up. The Ring Row, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart, is a fantastic movement to help counter the daily hunching over your computer, phone...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Pistol

The Pistol Squat, as demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart, is a one legged squat that, like the Overhead Squat, requires a high degree of mobility, that is, both flexibility and strength in those end of range positions. The Pistol is an advanced movement and it is important to develop the requisite...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Turkish Get-Up

CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Turkish get-up. The Turkish Get-up is a fantastic exercise, that you could do with practically any heavy object, although kettlebells and dumbells are mostly used. This exercise provides excellent torso stabilisation and general strength and mobility and is particularly great at addressing any left vs right muscle...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Overhead Lunge

CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Overhead Lunge here, which is a more challenging version of the back and front rack lunges we looked at previously. The instability of moving forward, while also shifting up and down while you lunge, makes it very difficult to hold the barbell overhead. Keeping your feet hip...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Back Rack Lunge

CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the back rack lunge here, which is pretty much, as you’ve no doubt guessed by now, just another lunge, but this time the barbell is placed across the upper back, as it would be for a Back Squat. Remember to ensure the barbell sits across the top of...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Front Rack Lunge

Building on from the Walking Lunge last week, this week all we are doing is adding some weight with a barbell in the Front Rack position. Just as we considered with the Front Squat, not everybody has the mobility to hold the elbows up in a good front rack position, so don’t be afraid to...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Walking Lunge

Over the next four weeks we are going to look at different variations on single leg movements starting with variations on the lunge. Single leg movements can be particularly unforgiving at strength imbalances between the left and right. And the flip side of that is they can be great at addressing left-right imbalances, which is...
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