“The ability of the abdominal muscles to maintain midline stability becomes critical when driving loads overhead. The role of the hip is increased in each exercise to assist the arms and shoulders in lifting the load overhead.”
—Adapted from “The Overhead Lifts,” CrossFit Journal, 2003.
CrossFit Flowmaster Matt Lodin (CF-L4) instructs an athlete to maintain midline stabilization in the push jerk.
Filmed at a CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course at Autumo CrossFit on Nov. 23, 2019.
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