Shoot from the Hip

Tuesday we snatched, and had kettlebell swings as part of our conditioning.  Wednesday we’ll be working on the clean.  All of these are hip driven dynamic movements, in which the arms should only act as straps, holding onto the object upon which force is being applied.  Powerful hip extension is key to elite athleticism, and the primary driver of the clean.  The more upward momentum you can give the barbell through hip extension the easier it will be to get under the weight and successfully execute the clean.  Keep this in mind as you’re trying to put up a PR tomorrow.041410-3136

May 5th, 2010

WOD: Run 1 mile

Strength: Clean 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1

One of our newest members, Christina Nikitopoulos is participating in the Hoppin’ Mad Mud Run on Sunday, May 16th at 11 AM in Amesbury, MA.  It’s a 10K run that includes military obstacles.  This is a great chance to put all of your hard work to use in a fun, challenging event.  Please let us know if you’re interested in participating.

Aquapocalypse Update: The boil water order has ended, and we now have clean drinking water at CrossFit Fenway and throughout the Boston area.

The Sox are still at home Wednesday, so we will not have parking during the evening classes.  John Lackey gets the ball to take on his former team for the first time.

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