Monthly Archives: June 2014

The fancy stuff, do we need it?

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When I was a teenager, I practiced Kung Fu for many years.

And I thought I was really good!

We practiced tons of different strikes, including many jumping, spinning, turning, twisting, superhigh kicks.

Unfortunately, all those flashy movements meant I was rubbish at actually fighting........  I didn't have the basics down pat, as I spent too much time trying to master the stuff that looked the coolest.

Likewise in the CrossFit game, fancy stuff like muscle ups, snatches and handstand pushups are not absolutely necessary for fitness, if you just want to live a healthier, more vigorous life.

Burpees, KB Swings, Wallballs, slamballs, sled drags and back squats are the groundwork to achieve solid, long lasting, injury free training and a strong, functional body.

Sure, if you want to compete in CrossFit, or you have been training a while, exposure to the more complicated exercises will become a necessity soon enough. Just don't rush the process, and keep in mind that the smart black belts are always practicing their white belt moves, constantly striving for mastery of the basics.

Remember, the fight is won with good ground work.

All the rest is just flashy high kicks.

FITNESS

A.

ing Pushup/Pushup

3 x 10-12

Single Arm DB Row

3 x 10-12

B.

10 DB Snatch

10 Burpee Lateral Jumps

Rest 1min

5rounds

Finisher

100m Farmers Walk

2-3 rounds

PERFORMANCE

A.

Ring Pushups

3 x 10-12

Single Arm DB Row

3 x 10-12

B.

7 Push Presses, 60/40kg

7 Chest to Bar

Rest 1min

5 rounds

 

Finisher

100m Farmers Walk

2-3 rounds, NFT

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