Friday’s Workout: Five sets of 1 Press, five sets of 3 push-press, and five setsof 5 push-jerk. Perform each set on a 90 second interval. Increase the weight as you go. Learning the progression of lifts that move weight from the rack position to overheard–the shoulder press, then the push press, then the push jerk–has always been a a big part of the foundation of CrossFit. This progression helps us acquire some essential motor recruitment patterns that we require elsewhere in sports and in life. In other words, these movements are very functional! As the athlete moves from shoulder press, to push press, to push jerk, core to extremity muscle recruitment patterns are learned and reinforced. Core to extremity muscular recruitment is foundational to throwing, punching, jumping, and a multitude of other athletic movements. Errors in these athletic movements often express themselves as violations of the core to extremity concept.
Event: Following today’s evening classes, we will be touring the Milwaukee Brewing Company Brewery. Come join us!