Mobility vs. Stability

At one point or another I’m sure either myself or one of the coaches at Torrance CrossFit has came by and pointed out something to fix in a movement that you were performing. While we do our best to explain the “why” when going over our preparation for either the...

The Overhead Squat

Earlier this week we worked on snatch balance, and as I was coaching I realized a lot of people have a tough time with these. Generally because they have a tough time with the overhead squat position. Sometimes it can be attributed to mobility issues, but let’s...

Hook Grip – The Other Side Of The Coin

Let me start this off by saying – I pretty much agree with Jamie’s last post.  I think the hook grip is an important tool to have in your “toolbox” when approaching olympic style lifting.  In no way is anything she wrote in her last blog post...

The Mysterious Third Pull

The third pull.  It goes against common logic.  It’s the one pull I see most newer CrossFitters-turned-oly-geeks get completely ass-backwards… and by no fault of their own. See, in lifting a barbell there are three “pulls”.  Three phases which...

Bar Muscle Ups

Today we’re going to tackle a movement that has mystified many a CrossFit beginner over the years.  A Bar Muscle Up. Many of you are going to immediately think “there’s no way I can get a Bar Muscle Up today”. If so, that’s fine.  Cause...