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MOVEMENT TIP: The Rope Climb (Basket)

In today’s video, CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the basket rope climb. This is similar to the wrapping technique we looked at last week, in that the feet lock the rope tight so that you can ‘stand up’ without relying on the arms to pull you up the rope. This method of locking...

MOVEMENT TIP: The L-Sit

CrossFit Seminar Staff members Julie Foucher and James Hobart demonstrate the L-sit, which is a challenging core and hip flexor exercise. It can be performed on bars or rings – first you will need to develop strength in a front support position, then you can bring your legs into the chest and eventually you should...

MOVEMENT TIP: The V Up

CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates the V-up, a great abdominal strengthener, primarily targetting the rectus abdominis or the ‘six pack’ muscle. It’s not an exercise for beginners, or anybody with back, neck or abdominal separation after pregnancy. Build up core strength and stability through crunches and other deep core exercises from your coach...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Hollow Rock

The Hollow position and Hollow Rock are staples for all gymnastics work and gymnasts spend literally hours drilling variations on this movement. To maximise the benefits to your core strength, ensure you build up to a great hollow position before you practise the rocking option. If you struggle to keep your lower back strongly pressed...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Abmat Situp

The ABMAT situp, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher is a great little core exercise. As with most core exercises, where the back muscles typically have to compensate for lack of core activation, it is important to protect your spine and the mat provides a cushion in the neutral curve of your...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Bench Press

A staple powerlifting movement, the Bench Press, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart, is a great at developing chest strength. However CrossFit tends to favour overhead rather than bench pressing, most likely due to the carry over of overhead work into Olympic Lifting, but possibly also due to the potential for developing...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Ring Dip

Following on from last week’s dips on the bar, this week we look at the Ring Dip, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart. The Ring Dip is more commonly used in CrossFit. The rings add instabiility to the movement, which builds up strength in the smaller stablising shoulder and chest muscles. However,...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Bar Dip

Following on from our bodyweight pushing movement theme, CrossFit Seminar staff member, James Hobart, demonstrates the Bar Dip. The bar dip is a great way to strengthen shoulders, chest and triceps and is often considered superior to the pushup as it involves moving your entire body weight. It is also a great precursor to dips...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Ring Push-Up

CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the ring push-up. Like a normal puishup, the ring push up works to strengthen the chest, shoulder and tricep muscles, but the instability of the rings brings more of the smaller stabiliser muscles into play as well as develops more core strength. Ring push-ups are a great way...

MOVEMENT TIP: The Pushup

You’ve most likely done a Push-up at some point in your life before starting CrossFit, but you might not have done the full range of motion Pushup we use in CrossFit. At the top, your arms should be completely straight and at the bottom your chest should make contact with the ground. CrossFit Seminar Staff...
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