Exercise Demos

Video Demos: RivEndurance

Posted January 12, 2017

The RivEndurance class will focus on improving endurance, stamina, and overall conditioning of the entire body. Our RivFit classes typically consists of a strength/skill portion and a metcon (metabolic conditioning). RivEndurance will consist of multiple metcons to better target the conditioning focus. The class will run for 45 – 60 minutes, so be prepared to sweat!! When the weather is nice, Coach Mike loves to program a lot of running! Don’t fear though, if you are not a good runner he can work with you to make you better! We can also modify the workout to a bike or rower if needed. RivEndurance is part of our FREE 7-day trial!

 

Video Demo: Push Jerk

Posted June 16, 2016

‘The barbell is driven off the shoulders with a violent dip-drive. In the split second that the upward drive of the hips and shoulders makes the barbell weightless, the athlete drives the body down with the arms until the bar is locked out solidly overhead.’ -The CrossFit Journal Articles

This week Coach Kirsten offers up tips for correctly executing your Push Jerk, as well as common errors to avoid. Next up: Split Jerk.

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Video Demo: Push Press

Posted June 3, 2016

Building off of the Overhead Press, this week we are moving onto the Push Press. The Push Press allows you to cycle weight quicker and more efficiently by incorporating a leg/hip drive.

This week Coach Kirsten offers up tips for correctly executing your Push Press as well as common errors to avoid. Next up: Push Jerk.

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Video Demo: Strict Press

Posted April 7, 2016

 

‘I’m quite sure the first thing ever done with a barbell was a standing press, because it is the logical thing to do with a barbell.’

-The CrossFit Journal Articles (#45)

 

Now that we’ve fully covered squats, our video demo series is moving on to presses! We’re starting with the strict press.

Pushing a bar over your head is one of the most basic, obvious, functional movements, but just because the movement is simple doesn’t mean it can’t be tough. The strict press develops both upper body strength and your core.

This week Coach Kirsten offers up tips for correctly executing your strict press as well as common errors to avoid. Next up: push press.

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Video Demo: Overhead Squat

Posted March 28, 2016

“The overhead squat is the ultimate core exercise, the heart of the snatch, and peerless in developing effective athletic movement. This functional gem trains for efficient transfer of energy from large to small body parts – the essence of sport movement. For this reason it is an indispensable tool for developing speed and power”. -CrossFit Journal Articles

The overhead squat is a difficult technical lift that is one of the hardest squats to master. They can be especially challenging for those who sit at a desk all day— pulling their shoulders forward— and have corresponding issues being comfortable with their arms behind their head.

Overhead squats increase mobility, flexibility, and stability as well as strength. Learning to do them well will help improve all your lifts, and greatly reduce the chances of injuring yourself while moving weight overhead day-to-day (a perfect example of what we mean by functional fitness).

Here’s Coach Kirsten going over the key elements of this fundamental movement.

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Other video demos in the Fundamental Movements: Squats series

Air Squats

Back Squats

Front Squats