Gymnastics, not the competive sport, but bodyweight movements of pull-ups, push-ups, kips, and handstands is a major part of CrossFit. But why do gymnastics?
“Gymnastics has no peer among training modalities for developing the four neurological components of the ten skills of fitness-coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.”
-Coach Glassman, CrossFit founder
In ancient Greece gymnastics was used to train the Greek military and ready their soldiers for warfare. After WWII the US Navy developed a training program which utilized several manuals outlining movements that should be performed in daily fitness regimens, this included a manual called Gymnastics and Tumbling. Gymnastics has trained Olympians and world class athletes. It is by far the best thing a person can do to increase their strength, body control, and spacial awareness.
Plus, the burpee back handspring looks even cooler than it sounds (jump to 1:30 of the video)
Jump rope practice
2 minutes of max double-unders
1 minute of max single unders (Beginners)
1 minute of max double-unders (Beginners)
Workout of the Day (WOD)
5 rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
20 kettlebell swings (53#/35# for women)
Rest 1 minute between rounds
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