Down to the Core

CrossFit Victoria BC - The Zoner's helping out Rumon
All for one, one for All!

Let’s go over some old basics about CrossFit and how it addresses core strength and conditioning.  CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program in two ways.  First of all, we already know that the purpose of the CrossFit method is to create a foundation, or base line level of fitness, that has application to all athletic past times.  This could be hockey, rugby, rowing, running, squash, rock climbing, you name it!  We are a “core” strength and conditioning program in the sense that the fitness we develop is foundational to all other athletic needs.  This is the same way in which there are university courses required of a particular area of study which are called the “core curriculum”.  Everyone needs this stuff.  And the best part about the CrossFit Method?  It’s designed to condition and strengthen those all important core muscles!

Efficient and productive human movement relies on extension and flexion of the hips, as well as extension, flexion, and rotation of the trunk and torso, otherwise known as “the core muscles”.  Core strength and conditioning in this sense is validated by the simple observation that powerful hip extension alone is necessary, and nearly sufficient, for elite athletic performance.   CrossFit strengthens the core muscles through mixed modality cross training, involving functional movement at high intensities.  Running, jumping, punching and throwing all originate at the core, right?  At CrossFit we strive to develop our athletes from the inside out. Meaning, from core to extremity.

CrossFit is essentially a hybrid approach to fitness and exercise that uses different styles to challenge the body.  Sounds good to me!

Make sure to turn on 107.3 Kool Fm on Friday @ 9:30am.  Donald will be on there talking with Robin Farrell and Mira Laurence, a sports reporter from A Channel, who will be a guest DJ that morning

Today’s Workout:

Buy In – Ladder drills

WOD – “Three’s Company”

2 mins Double Unders
2 mins KB Swings (35/55lbs)
2 mins Box Jumps (24″/30″)

Zone 3:
2 mins Double Unders
2 mins KB Swings (25/45lbs)
2 mins Box Jumps (24″/30″)

Zone 2:
2 mins Single Skips
2 mins KB Swings (20/35lbs)
2 mins Box Jumps (20″/24″)

Zone 1:
2 mins Single Skips
2 mins KB Swings (15/25lbs)
2 mins Box Jumps (12″/20″)

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