Earlier this week you showed us that you’re “getting it” when it comes to the clean. I saw a lot of improved technique and explosive hip extension as you executed the movement. For some of you the limiting factor in cleaning more weight was your ability to front squat. We’re always talking about transference of one exercise to another, and Wednesday we’re working on the front squat which is the catch position for a clean. Practice getting those elbows up high, maintaining a rock solid torso, and getting comfortable at the bottom. With greater confidence in the front squat, and a better overall feel for the movement, you’ll be able to dive under that bar in the clean, and stand up with a new PR.
Strength: Front Squat 5-5-5-5-5
20 Dumbbell Thrusters
(20%-30% bodyweight each hand)
20 Knees to Elbows
Many members of CrossFit Fenway are running in the BAA Half Marathon on Sunday, October 10th. We’ll be hosting a prerace potluck at CrossFit Fenway on Saturday, October 9th at 6 PM. Please RSVP here and let us know what you’re bringing by Thursday, October 7th.
Compete in the most physically demanding obstacle course available on Saturday, November 13th in Marshfield at Ruckus Boston 2010. Stephanie Schneider is helping to organize the CrossFit Fenway team. Please contact her if you’d like to participate, as discounts are available for teams.