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Posted on January 29, 2014
For some people this movement is no big deal. Oh what, you want me to be in a handstand for 3min, no problem! For others (myself included), asking me to hold a handstand for longer than 30sec is like asking me to perform 2 rounds of bottom to bottom tabata air squats! Some how I have gone through 6 years of CrossFit avoiding this movement in high doses! But, the time has come to face this weakness and the video below of Camille describing the mechanics and positions of the handstand hit home to my simple brain and now I am more motivated to be better at it!
There are two important things we need to be able to perform a great handstand. Good body positioning, which also means good body awareness and strength through our midline and shoulders. I am aware that I have poor positioning BUT I get away with it because I have some strength there. This is not ideal. This is a common issue for many of us and the progressions in the video will help those out there with tighter shoulders and weaker positions. We will try them out in class today, or if you aren't going to class, try them out at home!
WORKOUT FOR THURSDAY
then rest the remaining time of 12min
first 30sec 5 DB thrusters
second 30sec hold a handstand