The focus of this week is a couple of the less common gymnastics movements combined with some bread and butter running and deadlifting. The reason that we spend so much time on bodyweight type movements is that they form the basis of more complex weighted movements and provide vital coordination which transfers to every bit of our lives.
Virtuosity is defined in gymnastics as “performing the common uncommonly well.” Unlike risk and originality, virtuosity is elusive, supremely elusive. It is, however, readily recognized by audience as well as coach and athlete. There is a compelling tendency among novices developing any skill or art, whether learning to play the violin, shoot a rifle, or compete in gymnastics, to quickly move past the fundamentals and on to more elaborate, more sophisticated movements, skills, or techniques.
This tendency is dangerous as it attempts to build more complex skills on a shoddily constructed foundation of basics. More than dangerous, it can lead to gaping holes in technique or competence which can cause injury in the weight-room or deadly mistakes on the battlefield.
Take the time to be experts in the basics. Meet in the ’62 room at 0530 tomorrow morning.
Run Comm/Supe’s Loop (500m)
In '62 room:
25 windshield wipers
25 Deadlift (225/155)
Run 2 x Comm/Supe's Loop(1000m)
Run to Hayes:
5 Hand-Stand Push-ups or wall climbs
10 jingle-jangles (10 yard shuttle run where each length counts as 1 rep so down and back = 2 reps)
15ft rope climb
Run 1 lap with medicine ball
Run Comm/Supe's Loop(500m) and finish in '62 room
Post time to comments