SPARTAN PERFORMANCE CROSSFIT SUFFOLK
Resting 60 seconds between sets:
***Schedule Change for today: The 11:15-12:15 session is changed to 10:45-11:45am. Please be advised.
Congratulations to Lisa for performing her first Muscle-up at the Freestyle Connection seminar with Coach Carl Paoli from Naka Athletics. The event was hosted by CrossFit Long Island City (thanks Vadim!). Carl breaks down movement and posture, explaining in clear detail how to enhance strength, power, endurance and balance by improving the body's positioning. This is also known as improving "skill". When you strip away the mental side of sports (will, determination, mindset, focus, etc.) your basically left with movement and posture. Enhancing posture and movement will improve any sport or physical endeavor. We highly recommend this seminar for any athlete, especially CrossFitters.
The Truth About The Bench Press "First, it's unnecessary for a field, court, or combat athlete (who's not training for a combine) to worry about maximal bench press strength. The principles of mathematics and physics make it impossible for anyone to even come close to matching that kind of pushing force from a standing position, regardless of the stance you're in.
Second, the limiting factor when pushing from a standing position is the stiffness of the torso muscles to maintain your body position and to coordinate the hips and shoulders while stabilizing the forces the extremities (arms and legs) create.
In other words, the standing pushing action is more of a whole body exercise, whereas the bench press is more just an upper-body exercise."—-Nick Tumminello for TNation.com