Friday, June 3, 2016

Gymnastics

10:00 of handstand and muscle up practice

WOD
10:00 Amrap
100 m run
8 box jump overs (24/20)
6 handstand push ups

Tip of the Day
The essence of all human movement comes with strength requirements and motor recruitment patterns.  In order to run, jump, sit, stand, pick things up, and put things down without acquiring an overuse injury, one must have a baseline strength and the proper muscles have to fire at the right time.  Now, add speed and additional weight to those movements (intensity), and the importance of proper movement become even more important.  While kipping motions are so smooth looking, and olympic lifts are so powerful yet graceful,  they require a lot of practice on the technique but also a baseline strength.  Do not skip the basics of movement and jump into the more advanced work.  Follow the movement progressions that your coach recommends and you will achieve your end goal quickly and safely.