GHD Hip & Back Extension
The best thing about CrossFit is that it is a strength and conditioning program that creates a wide variety of functional exercises. The back extension strengthens the posterior chain muscles including the glutes, hamstrings and lower back. The hip extension builds the basic muscular control strength needed to making a neutral-spine position while the hip is in motion.
If you do not have a Roman chair or a back extension machine, Good Mornings and Supermans are appropriate substitutions according to CrossFit.com.
Good Mornings Tutorial:
In a Back extension, only the back is extending, the hips are trapped and neutral.
In a Hip extension, the back stays rigid and flat while just the hips rotate.
There is also something called a Hip/Back Extension that is a combination of both.
Check out the videos below to learn the proper forms for both exercises:
Funny Meme Friday
Maybe your obsession with CrossFit is just beginning or maybe it has already consumed your life! Either way, you’re going to love these fall off your seat hilarious memes that will totally ring true if burpees, box jumps, WODs, and squats have slowly become part of your daily life.
Below are funny memes only CrossFitters will understand to get your weekend started.
If you’re a CrossFitter, chances are you are constantly thinking about it, talking about it, or doing it.
When CrossFitters actually take a rest day… they have to make sure they are still completely in charge:
The way CrossFitters look the day after squats:
After leg day…
Now go out there because you can do it!
Your heart must go on… for CrossFit!
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Deadlift 101: A Truly Romantic Lift
If properly executed, the deadlift can help you have less fragile joints, build a stronger posterior chain and a body that can handle anything that life throws your way.
Deadlifting is not dangerous – although it can be one of the many intimidating exercises out there. But like many of the exercise movements, it can be easy to get wrong and can injure you if you start to develop bad habits.
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Great early morning session with coach Ed!!
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