Schedule Change due to the CrossFit Games (Thursday 24th -Sunday 27th July):

 

San Jose

 

Closed Half Thurs (after noon class) - Sunday

 

Santa Clara

 

Closed Half Thurs (after noon class) - Sunday

 

Mountain View

Closed Half Thurs (after noon class) - Sunday
 
Redwood City
 
Thursday full schedule, Fri noon and 4.30pm only. Closed Sat/Sun
 
 
Coming to the Games!?
 
If you are a member of ANY of our NorCal gyms and you are coming to the games, we want to be able to get hold of you while we are down there to let you know where our crew will be etc! Please email scott@norcalcrossfit.com and he will put you on his contact list!
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Posted on June 11, 2014


NorCal CrossFit June. 12th 2014

Lets get inverted!

There are so many variations of how we can get upside down in CrossFit. Headstands, wall handstands, free standing, rings, walking on our hands........the list goes on. We spend most of our time upright, so it is a nice change and pretty cool skill to be able to hold our body weight in the inverted position! Not only is it great for increasing strength through your upper body, it helps with our shoulder mobility, body awareness/balance and midline stability.

Today we have thrown in some handstand walking. For many this is a skill that is so far out of their reach that people don't bother to work progressions to get there. How do you start you ask? With the humble handstand of course. If you are feeling stagnant here, try switching it up by facing the wall, taking one foot off the wall and testing your balance or just go for it and start practising your free (of the wall) handstands. A great way to start is to have someone spot you until you feel comfortable to kick up by yourself. This stuff takes a lot of constant practise, so the only way to get better is to do some secret outside of class ninja training. If you need some advice on where to start, ask your coach!!

Once you have mastered the handstand walk, your next task is this:

WORKOUT FOR THURSDAY

2 Front Squat

10 rounds

*Rest 1min between sets

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rxd

int

scale

30ft handstand walk

5 Front Squats (185/135)

5 rounds

15 hand releases on wall

5 Front Squats (135/95)

5 rounds

5 wall climbs

5 Front Squats (<95/65)

5 rounds

 

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Schedule Change due to the CrossFit Games (Thursday 24th -Sunday 27th July):

 

San Jose

 

Closed Half Thurs (after noon class) - Sunday

 

Santa Clara

 

Closed Half Thurs (after noon class) - Sunday

 

Mountain View

Closed Half Thurs (after noon class) - Sunday
 
Redwood City
 
Thursday full schedule, Fri noon and 4.30pm only. Closed Sat/Sun
 
 
Coming to the Games!?
 
If you are a member of ANY of our NorCal gyms and you are coming to the games, we want to be able to get hold of you while we are down there to let you know where our crew will be etc! Please email scott@norcalcrossfit.com and he will put you on his contact list!
Thanks!