This workout was a lot like last Thursday's, except with handstands instead of pulling movements. We're getting some aerobic work in there, but the focus of the day was gymnastic skills tests. Are you able to kick up to a handstand in the middle of the floor and hold it? How long can you hold that handstand if you're feet are up against a wall? Can you walk across the room on your hands? What are your handstand push-ups looking like these days?
Lastly, we tested something that likely none of you have ever been exposed to: presses to handstand. This was originally supposed to be one of the basic skills of CrossFit, but has been largely neglected in the rapid growth of the fitness scene. 14 years ago, Greg Glassman famously outlined his definition of fitness in the CrossFit Journal under the tile World Class Fitness in 100 Words, including the inducement to, "master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds." You can read the rest of that here in the original CrossFit Journal article.
- Coach Nic
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.