MOVEMENT TIP: The Burgener Warm Up

MOVEMENT TIP: The Burgener Warm Up

The Snatch and the Clean and Jerk are the two movements contested in the sport of weightlifting (also known as Olympic weightlifting or even Oly by CrossFitters). A while back we looked at the Clean and Jerk and all the associated variations and over the next few...
All 9 foundational movements

All 9 foundational movements

CrossFit has defined 9 Foundational Movements, which provide a greatly rounded starting point for anybody starting out with CrossFit. These are niely combined in this video, which covers: Air Squat Front Squat Overhead Squat Shoulder Press Push Press Push Jerk...
MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Swing

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Swing

CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates the dumbbell swing, a movement that isn't seen very much as it is not as favoured as the kettlebell swing. The Dumbell doesn't lend itself to the swing in quite the way the ketttlebell does, but as you can see...
MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Hang Power Snatch

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Hang Power Snatch

This week CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates the Dumbell Hang Power Snatch for us. Just like with the barbell variation of this movement, you can make it simple by considering each of the individual words in this rather lengthy movement name! 1....
MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Power Snatch

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Power Snatch

The Dumbell Power Snatch is also very similar to the Dumbell Snatch - the only difference is that instead of dropping into the Dumbell Overhead Squat position, the athlete only needs to drop part way to catch the dumbells. CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher...
MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Hang Snatch

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Hang Snatch

CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Dumbbell Hang Snatch, just like the Dumbell Snatch we looked at last week, except that the movement starts with the Dumbells in the 'hang' position i.e. off the ground.. Everything else pretty much remains...
MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Snatch

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Snatch

Much like the barbell Snatch, the Dumbell Snatch, as demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart, requires driving the hips through to move the Dumbell upwards. As you can see, James then drops under the weight as fast as possible, while punching...
MOVEMENT TIP: The Single Dumbell Overhead Squat

MOVEMENT TIP: The Single Dumbell Overhead Squat

CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Single-Dumbbell Overhead Squat., which is a great core exercise. Using just one arm forces the athlete to resist against the tendency of the body to rotate to one side to compensate. Instead, switch your core...
MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Hang Power Clean

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Hang Power Clean

This week CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates the Dumbell Hang Power Clean for us. Just like with the barbell variation of this movement, you can make it simple by considering each of the individual words in this rather lengthy movement name! 1....