The good old sit-up. Often performed, seldom understood. Today we tried to hone in the technique on this one a little bit, teaching you to engage your rectus abdominis when you sit up, rather than just letting your psoas take over. That hip-dominance pattern coupled with weak abs can cause problems with back pain, so it's important that we remember to use our core during core exercises (!) instead of letting our hip flexors and quads do all the work.
Today was our second Hero WOD: Jorge. Named after U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Fernando Jorge, whose helicopter crashed on a training mission in the Gulf of Mexico in 2012. This is a workout that is very hard on the legs because of the repetitive squatting to both pull and catch the cleans, and the extremely short recovery time doing sit-ups. The WOD can be relatively easy if your weight is low, but quite difficult as prescribed.
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.