Eva Twardokens' L Sit on homemade parallettes featured in this month's CrossFit Journal.
Many of our athletes, if not most, are fully involved and committed to a sport. For these athletes the WOD (Workout of the Day) and their sport training and practice consume every bit of energy they may have available for physical activity. These athletes' plates are full.
Other CrossFitters are not committed to any particular sport and have the exciting option of more casual exploration of multiple sports and additional practice of drills and skills designed and selected to improve neurological fitness (balance, agility, accuracy, and balance). Many of these athletes are soldiers, cops, and firefighters and for them fitness is their sport. These individuals include our best athletes.
With precisely these athletes in mind we will be increasingly posting alongside the WOD (Workout of the Day) skill development tips, drills, and skills for the parallettes and rings. Don't be left behind; make some parallettes (and buy some rings!).
Posted by lauren at September 1, 2003 12:54 PM
I was going to sandbag carry my bwt for a mile today for active rest, but I'm really sore from the last two WODs. I decided to play with flipping and catching my kb instead. Jeff Martone makes it look like child's play. For someone who is coordination-impaired (me), this is a real challenge. After leaving several dozen divits in the yard, I finally managed the two hand tap and the flip/catch. It's a cool combination of strength and finesse. All my single hand attempts landed on the ground.
Out of curiousity, I later tried full range HSPUs from parallettes blocked 12" off the ground by books. I kicked up and nailed 3 non consecutive hands to shoulders reps! That was an unexpected surprise. The last time I tried them, I couldn't push back up to lockout. I attempted consecutive reps, but I'm not strong enough to do those. I don't think my delts have ever had such an intense stretch.
Wish those front levers would see that much improvement. I finally tied a theraband strip to my basement ring setup so I could work on slowly dropping down, holding and pulling out of the lever position. Hopefully this will aid me in learning this move...I WILL do a front lever someday!