Thursday, December 22

Crawl before you walk.

I think this attitude could benefit us all as we approach so many new movements in CrossFit. Many of us have been at this for just a year or two and there’s so much to learn it can be overwhelming. And let’s face it, you can’t get good at everything all at once.

So, as we approach handstands today remember that you need to crawl before you walk. In a handstand the crawl may be holding a plank, or holding against a wall. Wherever you are in your progression towards a handstand, embrace it and master each step before moving on.

I know, I know, you want a handstand NOW! So do I, but there is still work to be done. Do the wall holds, build strength, use the progressions, and practice, practice, practice.

Like double unders or any other skill, the best thing you can do is practice. Again, there are thousands of Youtube videos with progression from CrossFit and gymnastics coaches. Study them, learn the progressions and then practice. A lot.

There’s never enough time in the day to practice every skill and get stronger and build your cardio system so don’t try to do it all at once. Pick one or two things to work on for the next month and see where you are. If you’ve mastered that movement in four weeks pick the next skill, if not, keep working.

Remember, it’s not a race it is your personal journey. So enjoy the work as much as you will the result!

Workout for Thursday, December 22
Handstand Practice
Complete 7 Wall Walks, THEN:
Practice Handstands, HSPU, Handstand Walking, etc.

5 Rounds, 3 min each round, Rest 2 min Between Each
8 Right Arm KB Overhead Lunges (1.5/1)
8 Left Arm KB Overhead Lunges
Row Max Calories
*Alternate Legs on Lunges
* Score is Lowest Calorie Round