Total Body Strength

There are infomercials and advertisements all over the place for all kinds of equipment and machines promising to make you stronger with little to no effort.  The body works best as a whole, and truly useful strength is best developed using the body altogether, not by putting individual muscles, or muscle groups in isolation.

This week we’re going to practice the Turkish get-up, a great total body movement that can help injury proof an athlete.  Once you get the hang of it, you’ll see this movement can be performed with just about any object, not necessarily one seen on TV, requiring a payment plan, that will end up collecting dust in a  corner.

July 6th, 2010

Skill: Turkish Get-up

Strength: Low Bar Back Squat 3-3-3-3-3

WOD: 5 Rounds for time of:
10 Kettlebell thruster, right arm
10 Kettlebell thruster, left arm
10 Kettlebell swing, right arm
10 Kettlebell swing, left arm
20 Pistols, alternating legs

Acupuncture is now available at CrossFit Fenway!  Anna Israel, who many of you already know from class, will be treating CrossFitters and outside patients on Wednesdays from 2 PM to 6 PM.  Anna’s offering a free introductory half hour session for those who want to learn more, but may be a bit apprehensive.  Please contact her for scheduling and more information.

The Sox are out of town until after the All-Star Game, so parking is available all day Tuesday, and will be available throughout the week.

3 thoughts on “Total Body Strength”

  1. So round of applause for the 5:30 class who actually did do 20 pistols each round. Since then I have scaled the workout to 10 pistols each round. You will thank me.

    It is HOT in here! Hydrate BEFORE you come in!!!

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