For a full video breakdown go to iconathlete.com and click on “the vault”. The Sumo Deadlift High Pull can have great carry over when it comes to teaching/seeing Olympic lifts. It can be a bit less intimidating for some athletes and require less thinking. In this video you can see that the faults we may see in the SDLHP are similar to that of the snatch.
In the first two reps I am pulling early with my arms which is a common fault for many beginning lifters. Reps 3 and 4 show me descending in the improper order. My hips go back before the arms release.
Reps 5 and 6 show the SDLHP done correctly on both the pull and the return. See if you can identify the similarities when the movement turns into a snatch. Although not entirely the same, if you can move a bar well on the SDLHP it may be a good indication or teaching tool for some to move the bar more effectively in the Olympic lifts.
Congrats to #iconathlete member @astrunck on the first place finish!
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Rest days are imperative. Even though people say they "hate" them, they are required.
Recovering mentally and physically once or twice/week makes for more productive training which means more results.
Get out and play. #iconathlete
#iconathlete member @bononsai hitting up the Icon Lifestyle track with some friends @crossfit84100
New shaker bottles just came in the door. Soon to be available at the online store.
#iconathlete member @ognatkingswole working through some rope climbs.
Finished this one up earlier this week.
30 Thrusters (75/55)
3 Rope Climb
2 Rope Climb
1 Rope Climb
Goal was sub 4 min... Can you get it?
Congrats to #iconathlete member Sam Guthrie on her second place finish this past weekend!!
To see a full video breakdown go to iconathlete.com and click on “the vault”. It’s all too often that we hear coaches and athletes say they “can’t”. Getting creative with scaling options provides two things.
A progression that we can use to teach our athletes the correct mechanics of a movement.
Often at least a piece of that progression can be used as a scaling option.
If you are working on your muscle up strict pulling and pressing power should be developed. There are a variety of ways to do this. All the while you or your athletes can work on developing the same mechanics and positions that will be required on the high rings, down on a set of low rings.
Here are a few things you should be thinking of as an athlete and coach while working on a scaled muscle up. Develop mechanics while all the while building capacity in your strength and when it comes time to try a muscle up you just may surprise yourself.
Announcing the next #iconathlete Camp!
November 5th and 6th @crossfitparkcity will be hosting and spaces are limited. More info and sign ups coming soon!
#iconathlete member @arthamilton19 taking full advantage of a rest day.
We program in 2 rest days/week for recovery both physically and mentally.
#iconathlete @wodlikejin completing "Murph" in today's training session.
@crossfit_84100 community after a #iconathlete training session.
With access to 4 tracks of programming all built off of the same principles and core workout, individuals and affiliates have a tremendous resource for training.
This week we talk to Jason Khalipa about the evolution of CrossFit in the fitness industry. Join us as we talk about some helpful topics for affiliate owners, what Jason is doing to raise awareness for blood drives, and some of our best memories from competing with one another.
Link is in bio.
To see a full video breakdown go to iconathlete.com and click on “the vault”
No doubt, hip extension is extremely important when it comes to getting the most out of your Olympic lifts. Bar path and how we do this is also incredibly important. One of the more common faults I see with some newer athletes is not making contact with the bar.
There are a few schools of thought and different teaching methods when it comes to this that we won’t dive into today. They are all effective depending on the athlete, but one thing is always in common, there is some form of contact with the bar.
When the bar stays away from our body as we pull and “jump” the bar up it is less efficient and we often lose leg drive resulting in less upward momentum on the barbell.
Here are a few ways to see the difference between bar contact and not, as well as a few cues to tell yourselves or give your athletes as you work on improving the movements. Don’t avoid them because they may feel complex or difficult, all the more reason to practice them and do them at appropriate loading.
Congrats to #iconathlete @itsjustblair and his team on finishing 7th at the @granitegames this weekend!
#iconathlete @arthamilton19 putting his fitness to use at the @granitegames this weekend along with some other @iconathlete members.
We just finished up a little intra community comp the other month with #iconathlete
One of the swag bags just made it all the way to Venezuela!