Some of you asked about the way the competitors were holding the kettlebells and performing the thrusters during the CrossFit Games yesterday. We DO NOT recommend the kettlebells to be held over the back of the upper arm or shoulder the way every competitor was doing in yesterday’s event. (In all fairness, we missed the men’s event, but watched the women.) When pressing, jerking or performing thrusters with the kettlebell the kettlebell should be “racked” in front of you and pressed vertically with your upper arms close to your head, biceps close to ears, when the bell is locked out. The kettlebell should never stray far from the body. Doing this correctly will facilitate better use of energy and reduce risk of injury.—George
THRUSTERS FROM KETTLEBELL RX WITH JEFF MARTONE Jeff is the Kettlebell Subject Matter Expert for CrossFit. In this video he shows the proper execution of the double kettlebell thruster and explains why bad kettlebell thruster forms occurs. Jeff DOES NOT advocate the technique displayed in the photo of the Games competitor. (Note: We’re not knocking the the competitors. They are amazing athletes. We just don’t want our athletes to believe that the technique used by the competitors is the optimal kettlebell thruster technique.)
4 LESSONS EVERYDAY ATHLETES CAN LEARN FROM PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES “There’s a real trend in fitness circles now to push everyone to train for something. You know, as if training to have a healthy life is somehow not a worthy goal. So we’re all busy training for a race, a competition, a tournament, a meet – something. But is it more important to have a bigger squat in six weeks or will it be more important to walk properly in twenty years?“–Andrew Read for Breaking Muscle
ONE WORD THAT COULD HELP YOU ACHIEVE MORE “…scientists have found that 96% of adults report engage in an ongoing internal dialogue.
Several recent psychology experiments suggest a really simple way for all of us to accomplish a little more : Talk to ourselves in the second person.”—Laura Shin for Forbes.com
Workout of the Day
NOT for time:
800 meter run
20 knees to elbows
20 Overhead squats
800 meter run
–OR– Do one of the workouts you missed from Monday/ Tuesday or Wednesday.
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