Movement Tips

MOVEMENT TIP: The Back Squat

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/ultWZbUMPL8?list=PLBrgqsGCyn2xQVBgDaemdoK8TJlgSpX0G” video_title=”” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22border-top-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-right-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-bottom-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-left-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-color%22%3A%22%23dddddd%22%2C%22border-style%22%3A%22solid%22%7D%7D”][us_separator show_line=”1″ line_width=”default”][vc_column_text]Last week we looked at the Front Squat, this week CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart shows us the Back Squat. This differs from the Front Squat in that the Barbell is placed behind the head. To protect the spine, it’s important to avoid placing the barbell directly on the …

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MOVEMENT TIP: The Front Squat

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/m4ytaCJZpl0″ video_title=”” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22border-top-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-right-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-bottom-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-left-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-color%22%3A%22%23dddddd%22%2C%22border-style%22%3A%22solid%22%7D%7D”][us_separator show_line=”1″ line_width=”default”][vc_column_text]Once we’ve nailed the perfect Air Squat, we can start to add some weight. This can be done with a kettlebell in the form of a Goblet Squat, or a barbell in the form of a Front Squat, which CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates for us here, or …

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MOVEMENT TIP: The Air Squat

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_VtOYc6j5c” video_title=”” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22border-top-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-right-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-bottom-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-left-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-color%22%3A%22%23dddddd%22%2C%22border-style%22%3A%22solid%22%7D%7D”][us_separator show_line=”1″ line_width=”default”][vc_column_text]We start our movement series with that most fundamental and ubiquitous of CrossFit movements, the humble air squat, demonstrated here by CrossFit HQ seminar staff member, James Hobart. This is often the very first movement you learn when starting CrossFit, because it forms the base of so many other movements. …

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MOVEMENT TIP: The Good Morning

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/YA-h3n9L4YU” video_title=”” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22border-style%22%3A%22solid%22%2C%22border-color%22%3A%22%23dddddd%22%2C%22border-top-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-right-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-bottom-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-left-width%22%3A%221px%22%7D%7D”][us_separator show_line=”1″ line_width=”default”][vc_column_text]CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates another hinge movement, the Good Morning. The Good Morning is an excellent exercise to strengthen the back, the glutes and the hamstrings. With the knees are only slightly bent in this exercise, it is also a great one to use when warming up …

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MOVEMENT TIP: The Sumo Deadlift

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/wQHSYDSgDn8″ video_title=”” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22border-style%22%3A%22solid%22%2C%22border-color%22%3A%22%23dddddd%22%2C%22border-top-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-right-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-bottom-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-left-width%22%3A%221px%22%7D%7D”][us_separator show_line=”1″ line_width=”default”][vc_column_text]The Deadlift is another big fundamental movement and differs from the squat in that is it a hinge movement. This means that instead of moving the hips mostly downwards, we shift them back, causing the spine to hinge forward at the hips. CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the …

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MOVEMENT TIP: The Deadlift

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op9kVnSso6Q” video_title=”” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22border-style%22%3A%22solid%22%2C%22border-color%22%3A%22%23dddddd%22%2C%22border-top-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-right-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-bottom-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-left-width%22%3A%221px%22%7D%7D”][us_separator show_line=”1″ line_width=”default”][vc_column_text]The Deadlift is another big fundamental movement and differs from the squat in that is it a hinge movement. This means that instead of moving the hips mostly downwards, we shift them back, causing the spine to hinge forward at the hips. CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the …

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MOVEMENT TIP: The Thruster

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aea5BGj9a8Y” video_title=”” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22border-style%22%3A%22solid%22%2C%22border-color%22%3A%22%23dddddd%22%2C%22border-top-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-right-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-bottom-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-left-width%22%3A%221px%22%7D%7D”][us_separator show_line=”1″ line_width=”default”][vc_column_text]The Thruster is sort of a barbell version of the Wall Ball that we looked at last week (but please don’t let go of your Barbell to send it flying overhead – the results could be catastrophic)! In this video, CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates the Thruster – …

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MOVEMENT TIP: The Wall Ball

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpUD0mcFp_0″ video_title=”” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22border-style%22%3A%22solid%22%2C%22border-color%22%3A%22%23dddddd%22%2C%22border-top-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-right-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-bottom-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-left-width%22%3A%221px%22%7D%7D”][us_separator show_line=”1″ line_width=”default”][vc_column_text]The Wall Ball is a great little movement that you will encounter fairly early in your Crossit journey. It looks simple enough, a bit of a cross between the Squat and the Push Press, as demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart. Start the movement with that perfect …

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MOVEMENT TIP: The Push Press

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6-DMh-t4nQ” video_title=”” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22border-style%22%3A%22solid%22%2C%22border-color%22%3A%22%23dddddd%22%2C%22border-top-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-right-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-bottom-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-left-width%22%3A%221px%22%7D%7D”][us_separator show_line=”1″ line_width=”default”][vc_column_text]The Push Press, which CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates for us in this video, is very similar to the Shoulder Press, except now we use the hips to help us so that we can shift a heavier load overhead. We start the movement with a small downwards dip, …

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MOVEMENT TIP: The Shoulder Press

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe19t2_6yis” video_title=”” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22border-style%22%3A%22solid%22%2C%22border-color%22%3A%22%23dddddd%22%2C%22border-top-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-right-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-bottom-width%22%3A%221px%22%2C%22border-left-width%22%3A%221px%22%7D%7D”][us_separator show_line=”1″ line_width=”default”][vc_column_text]Also known as the Strict Press or Overhead Press, and demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher, the Shoulder Press is the starting point of all our overhead work. It is a straightforward movement, that relies primarly on shoulder and tricep strength, rather than skills or timing, but …

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