Playing in the Sand

We spend a lot of time working on cultivating great positioning as we attempt to move large loads, long distances, quickly.  The external weight in question is often a barbell, dumbbell, or kettlebell.  In other words, an object that is meant to be picked up, put over head, racked, or generally moved.  These pieces of equipment allow us to get in a best fit position to most efficiently and effectively move them.

Working with odd objects completely changes the stimulus.  They don’t want to be picked up and moved.  They force us into less than desirable positions, taxing our systems in a way standard gym equipment can’t, and testing our functional tolerance.  For conditioning this Thursday we’re working exclusively with sandbags.  The weight will be unevenly distributed, continuously shifting throughout the workout, potentially leading to new and interesting varieties of soreness Friday morning.  There’s no prescription for this workout  (small, medium, and large sizes are available), just grab a bag.  It’s on.

December 9, 2010

Strength: Snatch

WOD: 5 Rounds:
10 Sandbag Ground to Overhead
30 Walking Lunges w/Sandbag Racked on Back

Join us this Saturday, December 11th from 6 PM to 9 PM at CrossFit Fenway to raise a glass and celebrate our first anniversary as well as the holiday season.

18 thoughts on “Playing in the Sand”

        1. Talk about the weight shifting. Provided we didn’t slip him some sleeping pills he’d be kicking and bouncing around in there. It would be a great “funtional” work out.

        2. Anyone who tries to put me in a bag is going to get a workout all right, although it may not be exactly what they were expecting.

          That aside, I’m all for buddy carries being programmed in a workout.

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