We've been going in the pool about once a month, but usually for a longer endurance WOD that involves some kind of bodyweight movements at the edge of the pool along with a lot of slow, tired laps. Up until this point, it hasn't really mattered whether you have good or bad swimming technique, but today was the day when technique counted. With help from RHC swim instructor Russell Keith, we focused on a handful of important points towards improving your freestyle stroke for swim sprints:
- Proper breathing
- Using flutter kicks
- Pacing your energy expenditure
Most people improved their time on their second attempts at these distances, but those who didn't get faster definitely improved their technique. Now you have the knowledge of what to work on when you practice swimming. When next month's pool WOD comes around, I expect to see a school of fish in the water!
- Coach Nic
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.