Workout of the Day
September 24, 2014 at 8:30 pm
2 rounds, :30 on/:30 off:
Good Morning Hold (45#/35#)
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Never not smiling … Kim L.
How Good Is Your Hollow?
(This post on the Hollow Body Position is from CrossFit New England, which is appropriate, because today’s workout is also from CFNE.)
In the gymnastics realm the Hollow Body Position (hollow) is vital. It is the basis for solid gymnastics movement. The hollow is a strong core contraction with active tissue from the big toe all the way to the finger tips. As the midline is shortened there is a posterior pelvic tilt and the spine is pulled into lumbar flexion. Degrees of the lumbar flexion will vary depending on how it is being applied. When used on the ground the position is “more aggressive” or exaggerated in order to develop strength.
We have found that athletes who demonstrate proficiency in the hollow tend to find all other core and stabilizing activities to be exceedingly simple and of fairly low demand. Find someone who can complete a Tabata hollow hold or rock without loss of form and assuredly you have found someone with superior core strength.
You can read more on the Hollow Body Position by clicking here to read the entire article: Hollow Body Position
September 23, 2014 at 8:52 pm
Work up to a 2 Rep Max pause front squat
Compare to 04/24/14 and post time and loads to comments.
No shoes, no problem, right Brad?
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September 22, 2014 at 6:40 pm
10 min AMRAP
50 Burpees over the bar
30 Power snatches (135#/95#)
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Exercise and Diet as Cancer Prevention
We know that a healthy diet and exercise are an important part of staying fit. They are also a huge part of staving off disease. This report has suggested that nearly half of all cancer deaths are preventable with lifestyle changes. Studies show a combination of poor diet, obesity and lack of exercise account for nearly one-third of preventable cancer deaths. Also responsible for one-third of cancer deaths is smoking. While lung cancer is on the decline, obesity-related cancers are on the rise.
Obesity is also associated with inflammation, and cancer is a disease of inflammation,
Cancer specialists urge for more public education regarding the link between obesity and cancer. Read more and see the breakdown of the top preventable cancers in this article posted on The Atlantic.
September 21, 2014 at 8:30 pm
5 rounds for time
60m Sled push (90#/45#)
Rest 1:30 between rounds. Post loads and time to comments.
Train Through Your Injury
One of the most frustrating things to me is when someone is told, usually by a medical professional, that they are going to have to “stop doing CrossFit for a while” when they are injured. This, to me, demonstrates a complete lack of understanding of what CrossFit is all about. One of our charters is that CrossFit is “Universally Scalable”. That means that ANYBODY can do it.
I firmly believe that when you are injured, the best thing you can do is to remain as active as possible. Quitting CrossFit, or whatever your chosen activity is, is a mistake. We have always known that fitter patients make better patients. We have had several examples of this here at Kitsap CrossFit. We have had 2 people CrossFit right through their ACL repair rehab. We have also had people continue to train while mending from dinged ankles, shoulder, backs and whatever. With proper scaling and a level head, any injury can be trained through.
Bill Starr, coach of the 1968 weightlifting at the Mexico City Olympics, just wrote an article about this very subject for the CrossFit Journal.
Training while injured is beneficial in several ways. It gives the athlete the opportunity to focus on other body parts that are lagging behind. When an athlete exercises, even without resistance, he is flushing blood and healing nutrients throughout his body, and that includes the dinged area. Whenever an athlete stops training completely when he’s hurt, he typically also stops paying attention to his diet and taking nutritional supplements. And because he isn’t exercising as he did previously, he doesn’t bother with getting any extra rest.
You can read the rest of the article here: Injury and Opportunity
If you find yourself in a state of injury or recovery, don’t hang up your Nanos. Talk to us, we can help you figure out a good way to work around it. It will be good for your physical health and maybe even more importantly, it will be good for your mental health.
September 20, 2014 at 9:21 pm