10 Rounds for time:
Rob and the Beauty of the Burpee:
These pictures are burpees done right. The finish needs to end with a vertical jump and clap overhead. There were some pretty ugly burpees today and many that resembled the “Leaning Tower of Pisa”. Don’t be in such a race that you look like you are attempting a behind the head clapping push-up (I love this pic):
Strive for completing the burpee correctly and finishing upright. Why you may ask? Is it because we as your coaches are sick, twisted and sadistic? Partially that answer is yes. The main reason though is because it means you achieve hip extension when you do it correctly. Hip extension is what we want as it relates to so many of the movements we practice to get fitter, faster, and stronger. Michelle coached me today in pointing out during my WOD that while performing power cleans I was bending the arms early and not opening my hip. The result? Inefficient technique led to less reps and earlier grip fatigue on the bar. Practicing the technique correctly will set you up for better results and better movement. Start with the burpee. Let those hips fly open!
Class sign ups for Saturday: please post to comments in the previous post. 10am, 11am are on! Either time just come in.
Affiliate Team training is at 9am and there will be make-up WOD’s for those of you trying for the team who missed this week. All others will do the same Saturday WOD.
Read: “Breakfast of Champions” on PaleoBrands.com
What are you eating for breakfast?