Archive for June 10, 2009

Functional Strength = “Real” Strength with Less Injuries

Posted in Crossfit Philosophy on June 10, 2009 by Crossfit Sioux Falls
Now that's Functional Strength

Now that's Functional Strength

What does Functional strength mean to you?

If you are Functionally STRONG, every single one of your muscles are strong.

How do you get Functional Strength? Well Olympic Lifting + CrossFitting of course.

If you perform the olympic lifts, every muscle will be used at one point during the exercises. It is not like the bench press, leg press, or any other machine where you use only a select few muscles during the exercise. When you have everyday life chores to do, they will become easier if you are functionally strong. Why? Because all the muscles in your body are strong not the ones you just work on while exercising. Such as lifting groceries, picking up and carry 60 lbs concrete bags, picking up and carry 5 gallon water jugs, and etc.

Another great aspect about the olympic lifts is that it helps prevent injuries. The stronger you are the less injuries you will receive during strenuous work. For the athletes or clients who are already injured, there is no need to worry because you will also be benefiting. The olympic lifts are going to make your injured back, knee, leg, arm, STRONGER. The stronger your injured area becomes the sooner it will heal up.

Written by: Cody Burgener

Today’s WOD:

Warmup: 3x
10 – Pressing Snatch Balance (5 sec)
10 – Wall Balls
Lunges

WOD:
“Jedi Master”
50 Box Jumps
45 Pullups
40 DB Thrusters
35 KB Swings
30 Pushups
25 Double Unders
20 Front Squats
15 Burpees
10 Turkish Get Ups
5 Muscle Ups

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