It’s all out there, stuff from the Westside Barbell club, Rippetoe, Zatsiorsky and Poliquin, to name but a few.
But squatting is still a mystery for many people.
Today we begin the Crossfit London squat journey, that we hope will be littered with Personal bests and Record breaking lifts.
Every Tuesday and Friday , Andrew Stemler will focus the evening session on the development of the squat ( both front and back). Sure there will b e a WOD afterwards, and some flexibility and some skills, but the core function of these sessions will be to boost your performance through the roof using original Crossfit principles, supported by sports science and the clinical experience of experts and champions.
Naturally, by including a high intensity WOD after squat work, we risk compromising some of the strength gains we can achieve, but we want the strength gains to improve our running, deadlifting, burpees, box jumps and other functional skills. Our members run, dance, fight, arrest, put out fires and play sports, and just want to be fit. Obsessing about strength as a component alone in a box, is not what these sessions are about; it’s about increasing the squat and feeding the benefits immediately back into what we do.
So, keep a look out for Tuesday and Friday evening sessions, and we will try and post up as much of the science as we can.
But, lesson one, always get enough sleep!
So, I’m off to bed, but not before I say to Efe “good job” on the 2.5kg increase, and I loove you all to the others who gave their all in tonight’s squatting session followed by the awful:
- 5 l-pull-ups
- 10 Handstand push-ups
- 15 Box jumps
As many rounds as possible in 15 minutes…