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Join me @crossfitparkcity November 4,5, and 6 for the next @iconathlete training camp.
Meet and greet, training sessions, lectures on improving your performance, and Q and A.
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Fitness: how do you apply it? Do you pursue fitness because it is your sport, or have you lost the vision of your original pursuit... to be better at everything else outside the gym?
There isn't a right or wrong answer. It may just be a question worth asking yourself.
This week I talk with retired Navy Seal, previous L1 Staff member, and current base jumper Andy Stumpf. Hear the story of how his experience in the military helped shape him into who he is today, what drives him to pursue BASE jumping, and the role fitness plays in it all.
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For a full video breakdown go to iconathlete.com and click on “the vault”. The Sumo Deadlift High Pull can have great carry over when it comes to teaching/seeing Olympic lifts. It can be a bit less intimidating for some athletes and require less thinking. In this video you can see that the faults we may see in the SDLHP are similar to that of the snatch.
In the first two reps I am pulling early with my arms which is a common fault for many beginning lifters. Reps 3 and 4 show me descending in the improper order. My hips go back before the arms release.
Reps 5 and 6 show the SDLHP done correctly on both the pull and the return. See if you can identify the similarities when the movement turns into a snatch. Although not entirely the same, if you can move a bar well on the SDLHP it may be a good indication or teaching tool for some to move the bar more effectively in the Olympic lifts.
Workout with the fam in Hanalei!
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I love where I live and I am blessed, but every time I have visited Kauai it's harder to leave.
Good friends there and His artwork everywhere.
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Hit up a #iconathlete workout from last week.
AMRAP 9 min
30 Box Jump Over (30/24)
60 Shoulder to Overhead (135/95)
90 Medball Cleans (20/14)
Score: 1 round + 5 box jumps
Those medball cleans!!
I think the mud won against the both of us.
To see a full video breakdown go to iconathlete.com and click on “the vault”. It’s all too often that we hear coaches and athletes say they “can’t”. Getting creative with scaling options provides two things.
A progression that we can use to teach our athletes the correct mechanics of a movement.
Often at least a piece of that progression can be used as a scaling option.
If you are working on your muscle up strict pulling and pressing power should be developed. There are a variety of ways to do this. All the while you or your athletes can work on developing the same mechanics and positions that will be required on the high rings, down on a set of low rings.
Here are a few things you should be thinking of as an athlete and coach while working on a scaled muscle up. Develop mechanics while all the while building capacity in your strength and when it comes time to try a muscle up you just may surprise yourself.
#UTHR + Mud Pit = this!
@dan_bailey9 with the snap down! I'm blaming the loose footing.
Evening sled drags
#UTHR with @dan_bailey9
Never seem to find enough time to hang with some of the great friends I have made along the way. Pleasure to run, hike, and battle with @dan_bailey9 ... Yes, battle in the mud pit at the end. Epic bout of wresting. 📷: @kaemg
Awesome day with @matt1chan and a bunch of others from the @progenex crew.
Dylan and Kai schooled us this am in the ocean, off to some burgers, then afternoon workouts. Chan started our pasty white and at the end of the day looked like a lobster.
4:30 pm class with a bunch of studs @crossfitpoipu
Off to a boat ride this am and a workout with some local kids tomorrow.
This week we talk to Jason Khalipa about the evolution of CrossFit in the fitness industry. Join us as we talk about some helpful topics for affiliate owners, what Jason is doing to raise awareness for blood drives, and some of our best memories from competing with one another.
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To see a full video breakdown go to iconathlete.com and click on “the vault”
No doubt, hip extension is extremely important when it comes to getting the most out of your Olympic lifts. Bar path and how we do this is also incredibly important. One of the more common faults I see with some newer athletes is not making contact with the bar.
There are a few schools of thought and different teaching methods when it comes to this that we won’t dive into today. They are all effective depending on the athlete, but one thing is always in common, there is some form of contact with the bar.
When the bar stays away from our body as we pull and “jump” the bar up it is less efficient and we often lose leg drive resulting in less upward momentum on the barbell.
Here are a few ways to see the difference between bar contact and not, as well as a few cues to tell yourselves or give your athletes as you work on improving the movements. Don’t avoid them because they may feel complex or difficult, all the more reason to practice them and do them at appropriate loading.
Did my fare share of breathing heavy the past few days.
Back squat and bench press with accessory work like single leg deadlifts is a good reward.
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So crazy to think that my kids live in a generation that has been shaped by a life/world changing event in my lifetime before they ever arrived.
Thankful for our countries great resolve and resiliency.