Over the weekend, I attended a seminar learning how to apply basic gymnastics, acrobatic, and freestyle movement to my CrossFit training. It's a way to increase my agility, mobility, and versatility in WODs and beyond.. like basketball.. or maybe horseback riding... if it's your thing.
The coach was visiting from San Fransisco Crossfit and is well known in the CF community for his work. Here's a video of him on YouTube doing some badass parkour and gymnastics work.
We were demonstrated skills with safe, simple, and easy-to-follow progressions that I can practice on my own to enhance my performance in just about anything. The items/areas we worked on covered:
- Hollw-Body Position
- Hand Balancing
- Basic Rolls and Tumbling
All of these are used to complete the following which I will try my best to work on as much as possible in the future
- Freestanding Hand-Stand Push-Ups
- Pistols (one legged squats)
- Muscle Ups (bar or rings)
- Back Flips
There's a lot I learned and don't feel like writing it all down, but know I can't help but get better.
Goal: in early 2011, say, "Frank, can you bust out that backflip right quick?" Hopefully I will say, "of course!"