CrossFit Games 2011

CrossFit Games Breakdown - Regionals Workouts - Pt.1

With the 2011 CrossFit Games Regionals Workouts announced ahead of the competition this year, we are fortunate enough to get a chance to break down some of the key gymnastics movements for you with some final coaching tips and cues. In this video, Carl talks about the Handstand Push Up, and how to take it from chest against the wall as you've trained with the GWOD and skill transfer doing it with your to back against the wall.

All the practice you've had with chest against the wall to emphasize initiating movement through sending your shoulders forward into the tripod position is KEY even with your back against the wall, not only to maximize power but also to preserve your form and not over extend under load or fatigue.  That said, setup proper and find your ideal shoulder position so you can move fluidly between a lockout and tripod position. Trust your training to make every rep count. 

POSITION-MOVEMENT-PURPOSE.

CrossFit Games Breakdown - Regionals Workouts - Pt.2

With the 2011 CrossFit Games Regionals Workouts announced ahead of the competition this year, we are fortunate enough to get a chance to break down some of the key gymnastics movements for you with some final coaching tips and cues. In this video, Carl talks about the Handstand Push Up, and how to take it from chest against the wall as you've trained with the GWOD and skill transfer doing it with your to back against the wall.

Another KEY cue is to maintain proper head position - don't look at the ground as it will certainly compromise your position.  Look off into the distance, and even look away from the ground towards your toes to guarentee that you send your heels towards the wall even if you go with a kip.  As we've taught you on GWOD, kipping is one of those tools you can and should use for the right PURPOSE - and in this case a short kip can give you more pop while a big kip can help you reset your position if you are fatigued.  Strategize with your tools from your training, it could save you precious time and energy from having to coming down and then kick up to restart again.

CrossFit Games Breakdown - Regionals Workouts - Pt.3

With the 2011 CrossFit Games Regionals Workouts announced ahead of the competition this year, we are fortunate enough to get a chance to break down some of the key gymnastics movements for you with some final coaching tips and cues. In this video, Carl talks about the Muscle Up, and how to connect them efficiently and under control.

False grip or no-false grip, the key to connect your Muscle Ups for volume is to get your swing under control. Just like Kipping Pull-Ups, you will want to push away to straighten your arms on the descend to get momentum and rhythm in your swing. Note that with a false grip, you should kip smaller and swing less to facilitate your transition with your false grip position.

CrossFit Games Breakdown - Regionals Workouts - Pt.4

With the 2011 CrossFit Games Regionals Workouts announced ahead of the competition this year, we are fortunate enough to get a chance to break down some of the key gymnastics movements for you with some final coaching tips and cues. In this video, Carl talks about the Box Jump, and how to save your body given this extra height on the box.

With special thanks to KStar, Carl explains one option to get down from the box without blowing out your back and legs trying to jump down or step down. No one ever appreciates doing burpees, but they could be the better option to save your body for more workouts down the line.

CrossFit Games Breakdown - Regionals Workouts - Pt.5

With the 2011 CrossFit Games Regionals Workouts announced ahead of the competition this year, we are fortunate enough to get a chance to break down some of the key gymnastics movements for you with some final coaching tips and cues. In this video, Carl talks about the Pull Ups, and strategies to preserve your hands to minimize suffering down the line.

There will be Pull Ups, and there will be a lot of them. And if you are not prepared, most likely your hands will tear from the volume and you'll put the subsequent workouts at risk. Recall the GWOD training you've done with practicing your false grips, and try to apply a bit of that grip to the bar to minimize rubbing and friction on your calluses - use your wrists instead to pivot, and it'll work whether you kip, butterfly, or do it strict like a beast.

CrossFit Games Breakdown - Week 1 Workout - Pt.1

Welcome to Games season, so let's talk about this week's CrossFit Games Workout from a gymnastics perspective!  In this video, Carl shares some workout strategies and drops a few insights and tips on how to keep those Double Unders coming.

CrossFit Games Breakdown - Week 1 Workout - Pt.2

Welcome to Games season, so let's talk about this week's CrossFit Games Workout from a gymnastics perspective!  In this video, Carl talks about applying gymnastics to make your snatch awesome - from maintaining a solid Hollow Body position to using skills transfer with the Handstand and Back Extension Rolls to get max efficiency.

CrossFit Games Breakdown - Week 1 Workout - Pt.3

Welcome to Games season, so let's talk about this week's CrossFit Games Workout from a gymnastics perspective!  So the (bent arm) Back Extension Roll was neat and all, but to really see gymnastics skill transfer to a snatch Carl's going to have to talk about and show you the Straight Arm Back Extension Roll. It may be a difficult skill to coordinate with the roll, so there's always the scaled version of the Straight Arm Back Extension Roll to Push Up Position.

CrossFit Games Breakdown - Week 1 Workout - Pt.4

Welcome to Games season, so let's talk about this week's CrossFit Games Workout from a gymnastics perspective!  In this video Carl goes over some quick warm-up suggestions for this Week 1 Workout.

CrossFit Games Breakdown - Week 2 Workout - Follow Up

Just because the CrossFit Games Workout 2 is behind us, we're not done talking about it yet! In this video, Carl discusses some very exciting skill transfers observed from some athletes, and how understanding positions, movements, and these freestyle connections changes the game. The GWOD is impressed, bravo!

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