September 26, 2008
October 1, 2008

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
10 deadlifts
8 power cleans
6 push press
4 front squats
2 thrusters
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.



  1. CFDC Maiko says:

    Heh, that’s funny b/c I remember one of the first things you had me do during our PT sessions was handstands. Squats and handstands! Actually squats, lunges, KB swings, and handstands! Anyway, I think back then we had more elements that could be considered “gymnastics” in class, like working on handstands and L-sits. It definitely wasn’t a lot but it was more than what we do these days.

    Will be interesting to see what you bring to class after having attended Jeff Tucker’s cert!

  2. Tom Brose says:

    There is never enough time to cover all the bases. One of the helpful things was learning some progressions to teach safely to a varied group.

  3. Chris says:

    We don’t have to start wearing unitards to class, do we?

  4. Monica says:

    sounds like a fun class, sad i missed it…I am happy that we are going to be working on skills that require coordination…i need some help in that area 🙂

    I would love to see the men in unitards.

    …On second thought, maybe not!

  5. tuck says:

    Cannot wait to see pics of all your classes wearing tards!

    Nice… It should show all the basic forms needed since they fit so very tight!

    Tom, awesome having you there as part of the class…