Sit-ups are a movement we take for granted in CrossFit. As a majority of the functional movements we use demand core-to-extremity strength, sometimes we sleep on the sit-up, the core exercise. They can be thrown into just about any work out to add an extra element of suck. They can only be done so fast, and there’s really never any reason to stop doing them. Because so much of what we do demands core strength, and maintenance of a solid midline, the addition of sit-ups can make everything more challenging. The inverse is true as well. The seemingly benign sit-up can be extra terrible in combination with other functional movements. Thursday we’ve got them matched up with heavy kettlebell swings and ring dips. Let’s see how those sit-ups feel.
May 19, 2011
Strength: Jerk 2-2-2-2-2-2
10 Kettlebell Swings (32kg/24kg)
10 Ring Dips
3rd Annual Navy SEAL Memorial Challenge – AKA “Murph Day 2011“
In honor of Medal of Honor recipient Lieutenant Michael Murphy and all fallen veterans, CrossFit Fenway joins Windy City CrossFit, SEALFit and other gyms nationwide to host “Murph Day 2011″ at 9 AM on Saturday, June 4th. Proceeds will go to the Navy SEAL Foundation. Any size donation is required to participate, and this event will be open to donations from supporters and spectators as well. All donations are tax-deductible, please donate online, direct your donation toward the “Navy SEAL Memorial Challenge” and specify CrossFit Fenway in the comment section. E-mail Eric if you’d like to participate in the workout and be sure to bring your receipt as it will serve as your ticket to compete. This is a fantastic event for a great cause, so please do everything you can to get friends, family, and the greater community involved!