MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Power Clean

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Power Clean

The Dumbell Power Clean is also very similar to the Dumbell Clean – the only difference is that instead of dropping iinto the Front Rack 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 Clean

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Hang Clean

CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Dumbbell Hang Clean, just like the Dumbell Clean 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...
MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Clean

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Clean

CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the the Dumbbell Clean. Like the barbell Clean, the weights are lifted from the floor, the hips are fully extended to create some momentum for the weight to move and the athlete then drops under the weights, in...
MOVEMENT TIP: Dumbell Overhead Walking Lunge

MOVEMENT TIP: Dumbell Overhead Walking Lunge

CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates the Dumbbell Overhead Walking Lunge – here we are adding two elements of instabiility – first holding the weight overhead and second, using dumbells instead of barbells. Barbells do create more...
MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Split Jerk

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbbell Split Jerk

Moving on from the Dumbell Push Jerk, CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Dumbbell Split Jerk, which builds on our Dumbell Push Jerk by dropping into a lunge rather than a semi-dip. This allows us to drop to a greater depth and thus lift a...
MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbell Push Jerk

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbell Push Jerk

CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Dumbbell Push Jerk. Very similarly to the barbell Push Jerk, we are aiming to drop under the dumbells as we press them up (but only after the hips are fully extended). This makes it easier to lift more...
MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbell Thruster

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbell Thruster

CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Dumbbell Thruster, which is really just a combination of the Dumbell Front Rack Squat and the Dumbell Push Press. Initially squatting, with the dumbells racked on the shoulders, you drive through the heels to...
MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbell Push Press

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbell Push Press

Following on from the Dumbell Overhead Press last week, today CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Dumbbell Push Press, where we dip and drive from the heels in order to generate momentum with the hip extension, thereby making it easier to press...
MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbell Press

MOVEMENT TIP: The Dumbell Press

CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Dumbbell Press. Using dumbells for any overhead movement creates an element of instability and forces each arm to work independently. With the barbell, the stronger arm can sometimes compensate for the weaker...
MOVEMENT TIP: Dumbell Front Rack Lunge

MOVEMENT TIP: Dumbell Front Rack Lunge

Dumbells haven’t featured heavily in CrossFit, at least not as much as Barbells, but all that changed at the 2017 CrossFit Open. In 2017, not a single barbell was featured at either the CrossFit Open or the CrossFit Regionals – Dumbells, and to some extent...