Sit Up Straight!

by Arena Ready on January 6th, 2016

In the gym we're constantly trying to get athletes to maintain good positions, whether it be during weightlifting, bodyweight movements, or even mono-structural conditioning elements (running, rowing, jumping, etc).   The cues you hear of "chest up" or "chest out" or "set yourself big and proud" are really just tools we use to get athletes in better positions to move external objects or their own body through space.  And really, posture is just a proper-sounding word for position.   

Good posture in the gym hopefully leads to an increased awareness around better general posture in one's daily life outside of the gym.  The folks at TedEd made this little video about the benefits of good posture - check it out:

WOD for 01-07-16:


5-8 Ring Dips


For Time:
600m Run
15 Deadlifts @ 275/195 lbs
15 Lateral Bar Burpees
400m Run
12 Deadlifts
12 Lateral Bar Burpees
200m Run
9 Deadlifts 
9 Lateral Bar Burpees

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