Gymnastics…the missing element?
Well, CrossFit programming is broken down into G, W, M: gymnatics, weightlifting, and metabolic conditioning. We obviously spend way more time on the later two, but that needs to change. Not that we will be doing complex routines or iron crosses, but the focus on body awareness, precicion and control are incredibly beneficial. This was all brought to my mind by participatingin the Gymnastics Certification this last weekend taught by Jeff tucker of GSX Athletics.
Sunday Elements class focused on the squat, overhead squat, deadlift and pushups
10 AM was a killer, with a crew of stong and willing athletes. After skill work, workout was:
20 minutes AMRAP
8 power cleans
6 push press
4 front squats
20 ab mat situps
The women stold the show on this workout, with Ewunike, Brenna and Dre all completing 7 rounds with 65 lb barbells.