inversion yoga handstand

The first progression from last week taught you the hollow body position & how to handstand facing the wall. We had you do these two drills first to teach you how to recognize the “feeling” of good handstand form. Now as we move on to the handstand facing¬†away from the wall, it’s your responsibility to monitor your form & make corrections.

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inversion yoga handstand summer

Inversion Yoga:¬†Welcome to our 6-part series on getting you to handstand dominance by summer! Each week we’re going to focus on one small progression of the handstand. By the end of this series, we hope that you will have the skills to handstand to your heart’s desire!

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get lean

Summer is nearly upon us! And while we’re not a fan of those gimmicky “BIKINI BODY!” posts, we do know that the promise of summer can be great motivation to get fit- and there’s nothing wrong with that!

With that in mind, we put together this basic guide to getting lean for summer.

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yoga for overhead squats

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Is bad mobility getting in the way of your overhead squats? Many people find OHS to be difficult not because they lack the strength, but the mobility & balance.

The following poses are our top picks for improving overhead squats. With practice & patience, these will help you get a stronger, more stable overhead squat. Continue Reading…

yoga for toes to bar

Find yourself wondering “How on earth am I going to get my toes to the bar if I can’t even touch them”? Ah, well, don’t worry you’re not alone. For many CrossFitters who don’t have a background in sports such as Gymnastics or Dance, flexibility poses a real problem for some movements.

Here are our top 3 suggestions for yoga poses that will get you down the path toward Toes to Bar domination. Continue Reading…

yoga for pistol squats

Is mobility & balance interfering with your CrossFitting? For many athletes, if you don’t have a background in gymnastics or yoga, some movements pose more of a challenge to you than others. Pistol squats are notoriously difficult, not because they require immense strength (which is challenging enough on its own) but also due to the high skill level needed for balance, stability, and even flexibility.

Practicing the following yoga poses will ultimately make you feel more comfortable, stable, and secure with your balance & mobility. Even devoting a few minutes each day to these poses will have positive impacts on your skill levels. Continue Reading…

upward dog yoga ultimate guide

Upward Dog is one of yoga’s most widely-known backbends, and an important part of Sun Salutations. While Upward Dog may initially look like a beginner pose, many people get it wrong (specifically, they don’t know to lift the legs) without proper instruction. The information below will give you the tools you need to Up-Dog like a pro!

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chaturanga yoga ultimate guideChaturanga Dandasana, or “Four Limbed Staff Pose” (that’s the English name, but nobody calls it that) is widely known as the “Yoga push-up”. Chaturanga is a staple of the Sun Salutation, but is also widely used throughout all types of yoga flows & practices. Chaturanga is different from the traditional push up in elbow placement & speed, but provides many of the same benefits. Continue Reading…

downward dog yoga ultimate guide

Downward dog is one of the most widely-known yoga poses of the bunch. A staple of Sun Salutations, downward dog is a strengthening, lengthening, restorative yoga pose with many benefits. Everyone – from Yogis to CrossFitters to Runners to Cyclists – can benefit from practicing downward dog.

Never done yoga before? No problem! The rest of this article will give you the tools you need to try out this amazing yoga pose. If you’re interested in learning other basic yoga poses, check out this Yoga Basics program made by Patrick Beach.

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crossfit-open-top-athlete-stats

The 2014 CrossFit Open is well underway, and the Games are nearly upon us! We decided to take a look at the top CrossFit Athlete’s lifting stats and the get average stats for men & women. This post covers the Average Lifting Stats of 2014 CrossFit Open Athletes, but it’s also interesting to see how these numbers have changed over time, so you can also check out CrossFit Men & Women Stats for 2012 vs. 2014. Continue Reading…