Tuesday, November 8

We talk a lot about the hip hinge when performing many of the exercises we do in CrossFit. Being able to master this movement will keep your back healthy and make you more efficient in the exercises themselves.

In the video below you can see a great example of how some of us want to use the back to hinge rather than the hip. We don’t maintain midline stability and either flex or extend the spine. We want to keep the spine neutral and hinge at the hip.

We need to midline stability in nearly every movement we do that involves external load. Practicing this movement in warm ups (PVC pipe good mornings) will reinforce good habits so we can load these movements (heavy deadlits) and stay healthy and injury free.

Next time we do these movements take some extra time to evaluate yourself and focus on keeping your midline stable. Can you get better?

Watch the video for a clear picture of this.

Workout for Tuesday, November 8
Snatch Practice
10 Working Sets:
1 Power Snatch + 1 Full Snatch from Top of Knee
*Emphasis is on finishing the top of the second pull!

7 min AMRAP
10 Power Snatches (75/55)
6 T2B
*Scale T2B with Sit Ups