Dips! The other upper-body vertical push. These don't seem to get as much attention as overhead pushes (shoulder press, etc.) or horizontal pushes (pushups & bench press), but they are a very important part of functional fitness. How many times have you scaled a wall or fence and needed that extra bit of strength to get over the top? You may not face this situation as often as I do (I like to pretend I'm Batman), but you don't want to slip and fall that one time when you really needed it.
As well as working on dips and continuing our strength work with the Back Squat, we also threw in another lovely Grinder for everyone. "Karen!" This time, in honor of Karen Denham. She was much worse than the previous day's GI Jane workout, in my opinion. At least the burpee pull-ups consisted of multiple movements and there's a natural break in there when you're lying on the ground panting like this:
8-O 8-o 8-P :-P :-(
...but Karen is just up-down-up-down-up-down ad nauseum. I admit to spending at least half this workout just walking around the room wishing I wasn't doing it. In a good way.
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.