Broke out the "super suit" for the clean and jerk yesterday. Super happy with the lift when weighing in at a whopping 147# these days. I know... Im huge.
Some insight on 15.1 for some of you. It's a "grippy" workout and t2b are the first thing to go.
If you need to, go to singles find a bar that is low enough to have a small jump. Hit one rep, turn and grab the bar. Consistent movement is key.
If your grip starts to go try holding onto the bar with an alternating grip. Bit funky on the shoulders so try it out but it can make a difference when your grip is taxed.
Have fun and get after it!!
One hour left to sign up and jump in on the fun. If you're on the fence I encourage you to give it a try.
If you're new to the open, welcome to the fun and craziness.
If you've been here before, I hope you improve. Let's be there for those that need the extra little support on what feels like a huge step, but is one that we personally know is a great one.
See you on the leaderboard and have some fun. After all, you've worked all year to do something like this.
Got these sweet kicks just in time for the open. #betterthanyesterday.
Working on some stiff leg deadlifts today. Spicy!!! #meathead
Creating a base of support for your handstand is important and should apply to any variation. From freestanding variations to having your back against the wall, your head and hands should create a triangle at the bottom of the hspu.
We often see people neglecting this in the traditional kipping hspu against the wall (by having the head and hands all in a row) and it creates instability which could lead to inefficiency. #CrossFit
@roguefitness @progenex @reebok @getworkt @skullcandy @perfectbar
I received this email yesterday. I assume it is regarding the pull up video from 2009. I'm not quite sure how to respond if at all.
Post is just more than anything just giving you a glimpse into what some of us see.
Muscle up biathlon. The @roguefitness rig was epic. Imagine having that beast in your gym! Thanks for capturing the moment and for the awesome bars @perfectbar
A pleasure to have these people out for the TeamSpeal Experience yesterday. Great to hear their backgrounds and how CrossFit has influenced and changed their lives. Looking forward to the next one. @crossfitprkcty @progenex
Tonight is the release of some great behind the scenes moments @sevanmatossian put together from the 2014 @crossfitgames There will be some gems for sure!! crossfit.com
Had to run into the gym to teach a class last min with the kids. Mid way through the teaching I look over and see #spealbot joining the group. He is just one of the others. Love our community. #CrossFit
Pulling power can be developed in a number of ways. If you have muscle ups and are working the transitions as well as some stamina, this is a cool little drill.
Also, keep an eye on the torso position in the pull. It has the same "lean back" you would see in a kipping muscle up, just no use of the hips to get on top of the rings.
I'll be in Ames, Iowa next month teaching some of these things with @matt1chan and @ericcrossfit at the CrossFit Competitors Course.
Got some killer kicks on my doorstep today from @reebok
Yep, one of those awkward parent moments when your 5 year old and 3 year old come running in the house saying they found a "treasure" in the open space behind the house. Hmmmm. (Just to be clear, this is not mine.)
One of the benefits of living in Park City. I can go to swanky hotels and get the free... Yes free smores for an afternoon cheat. I have never seen flavored marshmallows until yesterday. This is way out of my league.
Looking for an assessment for a new athlete that will expose mobility, awareness, and basic strength? Hand them a pvc and show them how to overhead squat. You will learn nearly all you need to know. #CrossFit
Big week for us at @crossfitprkcty. Remodeled the gym and here is the new entry. All my gear from the years I competed at the @crossfitgames. I even have my shorts, shoes, and tee from 07' and 08' hanging (not in this pic). Big thanks to all the helped.
A discount to say thanks and hopefully get a pair in your hands. Check it out at getworkt.com where there are some other colors and styles.
The bike I rode in the 2012 CrossFit Games. I unboxed it for the first time the other night and put it back together.
I was a ski bum and wrenched on bikes for 4 years before finding CrossFit. Got married and thought I needed to make money for my family. I headed in the direction of selling insurance. My wife @foxyroxy129 told me she wanted me to do something that would make me happy and didn't care about the finances. With her love and support, a slap in the head from some friends, and His grace I am where I am today.
Valentine's Day breakfast date with @foxyroxy129. Scrubbed the dinner since we are procrastinators and didn't make reservations. New tradition? I think so with these hot chocolates!