Why So Many Squats?

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Today’s Workout

For time:
400m Run
5 Clean and Jerk (185/115)
500m Row
5 Clean and Jerk (185/115)
120 Double Unders
5 Clean and Jerk (185/115)Sometimes I joke with students, that when it comes to CrossFit, “every day is leg day.” But, really, what IS with all the squats? Well, as you have probably heard by now, it is the foundation for many of the movements that we do here and it is also a good basic indicator of your ability to move. If you can squat down full depth, you have decent flexibility in your hips. If you can keep your chest up without collapsing you have a strong, flexible back and shoulders. And if you can do many squats very quickly, well you probably have a little strength and cardio.

Now, the question I have for you is this — we practice squats a lot, but do you remember all those little teeny elements when we get into the workouts? Do you remember your good squat form at the bottom of a wall ball or when you land on a box? What about when you receive the bar in a clean? Sometimes when we get to the “fun” stuff we forget the basics — remember, we don’t practice squats for no reason. Put your practice to work and see what happens!

Randal squats in mid-air.



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