You want strength? Deadlift. Spending time with fundamental strength movements under heavy load is a simple formula to develop real and usable strength. Initially witnessing the deadlift may leave you to believe we are using it to develop leg strength. While this is true, other elements are often overlooked. The deadlift will demand stabilization of the spine, throughout it's length. This means the musculature through the back, shoulder girdle, and abdominal wall will all play a role in lifting weight from the floor. This is why it is so effective at developing core strength. It is also what makes it risky if not performed correctly. We had a great class tonight and some superb deadlifting.
A new athlete, Michelle Hogan, displays strong aptitude with CrossFit. Great job Michelle! Everyone did great in perfecting their wall ball technique and push-ups. Jared, Mike, Chris, and Courtney cruushed the burpee ladder. Sharon, Melissa, Rusalyne, Jennifer, Lauren, and Michelle all did great with the thruster ladder. Nice work everyone.