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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...

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...
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