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MOVEMENT TIP: The Burgener Warm Up

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The Snatch and the Clean and Jerk are the two movements contested in the sport of weightlifting (also known as Olympic weightlifting or even Oly by CrossFitters). A while back we looked at the Clean and Jerk and all the associated variations and over the next few weeks, we are going to look at the…
Overhead Squat

MOVEMENT TIP: The Overhead Squat (Daniel)

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Der Overhead Squat (OHS) ist die gnadenloseste Variante aller Kniebeugen und deshalb auch nicht für Jeden geeignet, der mit CrossFit beginnt. Der OHS erfordert ein hohes Maß an Beweglichkeit. Wenn wir über Beweglichkeit sprechen, meinen wir nicht nur Flexibilität. Zum einen benötigt man eine gute Bewegungsamplitude. Zum anderen braucht man Kraft und Stabilität in den…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Back Squat

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Last week we looked at the Front Squat, this week CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart shows us the Back Squat. This differs from the Front Squat in that the Barbell is placed behind the head. To protect the spine, it’s important to avoid placing the barbell directly on the vertebrae, but to activate the…
Front Squat

MOVEMENT TIP: The Front Squat

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Once we’ve nailed the perfect Air Squat, we can start to add some weight. This can be done with a kettlebell in the form of a Goblet Squat, or a barbell in the form of a Front Squat, which CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates for us here, or a Back Squat, which we…
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