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If you’ve EVER thought about being more agile, nimble, balanced, or coordinated in the sport you play or in your life; or wanted to have more “air sense” in your skiing, snowboarding, surfing or skateboarding, then you should take up gymnastics. We incorporate gymnastics in CrossFit regularly, but nothing beats heading to a real gymnastics facility when you can work on a spring floor and on all the different apparatus’.

This past weekend, I had the honor of working with a great gymnastics coach, Roger Harrell, at the CrossFit gymnastics certification, during which we worked on very basic and fundamental movements and progressions in tumbling (on the floor, ground, mats – rolling, etc), inversions (head and handstands), rings, parallettes, parallel bars, low bar and high bar, balance beam, and pommel horse. He progressed things very appropriately for everyone in the group – scaling up or down when appropriate for the individual. Thanks, Roger, for a fantastic weekend!

Swinging down from a handstand on the parallel bars.

Today’s Workout
4 rounds for time of:
5 Snatch Balance
10 Pull Ups
15 Dumbbell Front Squats
20 Box Jumps



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