CrossFit - Greg Glassman

Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports. - Greg Glassman

CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Calisthenics

While on a family vacation, I had the opportunity to discuss calisthenics and gymnastics with some extended family who happens to be a physical therapist.  We were discussing the purity of movement as stepping stones for gymnastics progression.

I am comfortable doing pull-ups, but do not keep a stable core, thereby emphasizing shoulder strength versus lat strength.

Similarly with hand stand holds, I have an arched back.  His suspicion was core strength, but I would argue it is more a function of shoulder mobility.

Either way he recommended some books and I may consider starting over with progressions.  Regardless of those steps, losing abdominal fat and improving overall mobility will lead to great strides in overall well being.

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