This time of year present great opportunities to get outside and do things. Getting outside and into natural light does wonders for reducing stress and calming the nerves. Climbing and hiking, cycling, running, or even just reading a book outside can all be very healthy. A few weeks ago I posted “WHAT ARE YOU TRAINING FOR?“; an article about CrossFit and how, if you’re doing our program, you are prepared to do so much more. Last weekend, further proving that, Melissa H. and I headed to Colorado and summited four, 14,000ft peaks. With no specific training or preparation, no time for acclimation, we hiked up Mt. Democrat, Mt. Cameron, and Mt. Bross on our first day there. Then made our way up Mt. Quandray on the second.
None of these peaks are technical, or require gear. They require warm clothes (this time of year), sturdy hiking boots, and a decent level of fitness. They’re certainly not “easy” to climb, but if you’re reading this, either you could do it right now, or will be able very soon.
The Overhead Squat
The Overhead Squat (OHS) is one of the most efficient and rewarding weightlifting exercises. In Olympic Weightlifting, it is an integral portion of the Snatch. CrossFit incorporates the OHS, and other weightlifting movements to increase strength, power, flexibility, coordination, and balance. The OHS appears deceptively simple, but executing it can be very challenging. One needs proper activation and synchronization of the shoulders, core, hip flexors and quads in order to effectively execute an OHS.
Today’s WOD is all about improving technique, mobility and flexibility for the Overhead Squat. We are opening up today’s classes all Crossfit Wilmington’s members.