The Muscle Snatch

All right, third step we’re going to go is a muscle snatch. We call it a muscle snatch because rather than pulling under the bar, we’re pulling the bar up. Some great things for the beginner first learning this is they learn proper bar path. For the intermediate/advanced lifter, they’re working on strengthening their turnover, […]

Mobility Comes First with Coach Burgener

Now squat. No hook grip. Now squat, now press. OK, stay down there. Bring it down. Now bring me your elbows forward. Now press. Do it again. Bring me your elbows forward. And down. OK, bring me your elbows forward. And stand. And put it down. That’s a great exercise. I put them in that […]

Heaving Snatch Balance

A lot of us struggle with the pulling under the bar and the confidence and the skill of getting underneath the bar and that’s where the skill-transfer exercises really come into play there. And we’re going to do what we call a heaving snatch balance, it’s going to look like a push press into an […]

Brian Riley: Learning to Walk Again

(music) I’m Brian Riley, I’m a coach at CrossFit Del Mar. I joined the Marines in 2008, going for a reconnaissance point-man position and th at was actually when I was introduced to CrossFit. A lot of the instructors there would use the CrossFit wor kouts to destroy us in between lunch, breakfast, after-class sessions, […]

70+ class at CrossFit Rebels

My blood pressure–well, it was out of control. Sometimes it would go up to 190 over–well, it got up really really high, like over 90 or 100. And you’d get to a point where you’d think, “That’s it. That’s what I can do.” You know, “This is good enough.” Then you start something like this, […]

The Kettlebell Dead Clean with Jeff Martone

Alright, now we’re gonna do dead clean. The dead clean. Dead clean, guys, starts and stops, the kettlebell starts and stops on the floor. So when we set it up, it’s just as if we were doing a deadlift. It’s right in between our feet, hand position is always the same. And all we’re gonna […]

The Posterior Chain in the Squat with Miranda Oldroyd

OK, so we want those heels down and those knees out. That’s gonna allow you to use your posterior chain. What’s your posterior chain? If Margaux stands up here and she faces the whiteboard … your hamstrings, your glutes, your erectors, that’s what we’re talking about with your posterior chain. It’s the strongest muscle group […]

Upright Torso in the Dip-drive with Bethanie Giardina

First things first—let me refresh our memory as to what the push press is. This is dip-drive-press. First progression just focuses on the dip positioning. What I’m looking for here—just watch—is that your shoulders stay over your hips and stay over your heels. And then I’ll cue you just to stand. Guys, less is more […]

Hip Extension in the Push Jerk with Doug Zakaras

Watch how he receives the bar. Ready, and go. Hold it right there, don’t move. Stand up, reset. Watch one more just to make sure this is all right and what we want. Ready, and, go! And stand up. Relax. So that’s receiving position— that’s what I was watching. Now I’m gonna watch hip extension. […]

Heavy Days With Mike Giardina

Heavy days are super important when it comes to a strength-and-conditioning program. Let’s, first of all, talk about why. So why are we dong heavy days? Here’s the deal with strength. Here’s one thing to understand with strength. We can build strength adaptations a number of different ways. More specifically, when it comes to building […]