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Guide to Foundational CrossFit Moves: Part 3

For the third part of this series, we will look at the deadlift, sumo deadlift high pull, and the medicine ball clean. All three of these exercises utilize proper hip hinge and help to strengthen the core, glutes, and hamstrings. (Videos are from the official CrossFit exercise library.) The Deadlift The deadlift is a compound…

Guide to Foundational CrossFit Moves: Part 2

In the first part of this series, we looked at three foundational squat variations for CrossFit. Today, we move on some shoulder-focused pushing exercises – the shoulder press, push press, and push jerk. It is vital to perfect form on these before increasing load because there is potential for shoulder and back injury. These are…

Guide to Foundational CrossFit Moves: Part 1

CrossFit WODs (Workout of the Day) have limitless configurations with a hoard of possible exercises, but there are nine foundational moves you should master as a cross-training beginner. Perfecting your form on the (1) air squat, (2) front squat, (3) overhead squat, (4) shoulder press, (5) push press, (6) push jerk, (7) deadlift, (8) sumo…

You’ve Heard of WODs, But WTF Are YODs?!

As CrossFit’s WODs (Workout of the Day) become more and more popular even among those outside of a box (lingo for a CrossFit meeting place), the idea of pushing the body to great limits in a short period of time is expanding into a new and somewhat unexpected arena. The YOD – a power yoga…

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