Wall ball and Thrusters, basically the same thing right?
Why would I say these two movements are the same? They both involve a front squat, an explosive hip drive at the top of the squat (like a push press), and a press out overhead to finish the movement. They require a high degree of coordination throughout, and a stable core to efficiently transfer the force generated by your lower body through to your upper body. The differences are minor: wall ball involves throwing, hitting a target, and catching (accuracy), and uses a relatively light weight which usually entails high reps (stamina), while the thruster can be loaded much heavier (strength).
The crux of Thursday's WOD was wall ball, worked into the middle of some runs and burpees which were probably much easier to perform, but kept you breathing hard. You guys moved really fast and tackled this challenge well. Great work everyone!
Nic - Lead CrossFit RHC Instructor
Lindy - CrossFit RHC Instructor
CrossFit RHC is a small group personal training class that optimizes fitness by using varied functional movements performed at high intensity. Using a combination of barbell training, bodyweight gymnastics, and cardio, CrossFit prepares you for any physical contingency known and unknown.
Riverside Health Club
2225 Riverside Drive
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Click here for Crossfit Schedule. Select "X Studio" under the "All Studios" drop down menu.
CrossFit RHC classes are available to Riverside Health Club members. These classes are sold as monthly packages.
Sign up at Customer Service or by calling 360-424-4200.
Monthly Billing Available
Our CrossFit instructors can conduct personal training in the X-Studio just like any of our other Personal Trainers, but they are qualified specifically to help out with CrossFit skills, such as:
-Improving weightlifting technique (Clean, Jerk, Snatch, Squat, Deadlift, Press)
-Developing gymnastic progressions (such as muscle-ups & handstand push-ups)
-Improving WOD scores & times
Prices are the same as Personal Training, starting at $65/hr, with lower hourly prices when purchased in larger packages or as monthly recurring services, conveniently auto-billed to their club account.
Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.