We often work on our handstands by kicking up against the wall. That's convenient, but there's a downside. A kicked-up handstand usually doesn't resemble the proper alignment we want in a stable, strong handstand. Kicking up often puts us in a banana shape, with some part of our body slumped against the wall. Ideally, in the handstand we'd have our arms in a straight-line with our torso (no angle at the shoulders), our pelvis lined-up over our ribcage, and our mid-section hollow (tight abs and buns, with a pelvic tilt). The best way to practice this positioning is actually to walk up the wall into a chest-to-wall handstand. That's what we practiced on Monday. Then, after learning what better alignment feels like, we practiced free-standing handstands on the floor with a partner holding our feet.
The WOD was pretty much a squat monster...
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.
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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.