The press can be the slowest of the slow lifts.  Although it may not be the most efficient way to lift something overhead, increasing your strength in the press will definitely help improve your other overhead movements.  This is a great test of pure upper body strength, and it can be surprisingly taxing.  Increment the weight slowly, especially in the later sets, and be sure to take plenty of rest time between each set.  You may need to fight for every millimeter, but there are few feelings better than lifting something heavy over your head.SCS_CFF_042110-3961

May 18th, 2010

Double unders
Overhead squats
Weighted pull-ups
Toes to bar
Ring push-ups

Strength: Press 5-5-3-3-1-1-1

Row 4 x 250m

Rest 1 minute between attempts

New Services! – CrossFit Fenway is finalizing arrangements for having a few wonderful massage therapists on staff to help you all feel better after a good workout (or anytime). To help us better serve you, please send us an email or post to the comments below about when YOU would most like to have a massage at CFF? Before or after class, and which classes/times? Weekends?

We’ve got parking all day Tuesday, with the Sox still out of town.

Programming Note: There will be no evening classes this Friday, May 21st, and no invasion Saturday, May 22nd, as we’ll be headed to Albany to cheer on Stacey, Erica, and other friends of CFF as they compete in the Northeast Regionals for the CrossFit Games.

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