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CrossFit Chest to Bar Movement Standards

The movements standards for chest to bar are: full arm extension to chest touching the bar, the chest starts below the neck till about the end of the sternum. Not only am not a big fan of kipping or butterfly movements, I suck at them as well.

The CrossFit Snatch

CrossFit Kettlebell Snatch

After making some videos the other day about the kettlebell snatch, I started thinking “what is the difference between a CrossFit Kettlebell Snatch and a ‘kettlebell snatch’?” Is there even one? Yes there is, not in the aspect of it being different and invented by CrossFit, but rather to where it’s suitable for CrossFit, which …

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CrossFit Kettlebell Snatch

Master The CrossFit Kettlebell Snatch

To get efficient at something you need to understand it and be able to break it down so that you can use what you need, when you need it. This can be knowing when to utilise what style, for example utilising hardstyle snatch technique when you only need to pump out 5 or 10 reps.

deadlift in crossfit

Deadlifts in CrossFit, WTF or YES YES!?

Any competition where the aim is to be as fast—getting in as many reps as possible—should really only involve explosive movements. Take Kettlebell Sport for example: all movements are explosive, maintained at a high standard, and are scrutinised with each repetition, just like the reps in CrossFit competitions are scrutinized.

Working out Versus Training—Are You Working out or Training?

When you’re Training, you’re getting specific. This means you’re training a specific exercise or group of exercises—either under the guidance of a trainer or yourself—with the specific aim of getting better at it. The goal of the training can be improving technique, getting more reps or using more weight, but Training is all about having a predetermined goal and a predetermined way to get there.

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