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Please join Paulie's South Brooklyn Weightlifting Club for a few fun-filled hours of odd object lifting. Impress your friends and intimidate your enemies with your fantastic feats of strength. Try your hand at stone lifting or steel yourself for the perilous yoke walk. Do you think you can handle the 9' slosh pipe? Come down and find out! For more information and to register, click here!
CFSBK Interviews Chip Conrad
4. Mobility has recently (finally) become increasingly popular in the Crossfit community thanks to things like Kelly Starrett's Mobility WOD blog. You've been including mobility complexes and movements into your training for years now and it's a big part of of the Brutal Recess seminar. You've taken a rather integrated approach to the subject making it almost a workout unto itself. Talk a little bit about why mobility is so key and its role in the Brutal Recess concept.
Training has gone from movement for the sake of movement (what children and only a handful of evolved adults do), which is, as mentioned, a tension release valve for the body, to a redundant, intense event that creates permanent and potentially dangerous stress in the body. That's right… our workouts are stressful, and not in the good way all the fitness literature is spewing at us.
What everyone is calling mobility now is simply moving the body through all of the possible full and healthy ranges of motion. Most training doesn't do that, instead focusing on a handful of incomplete movements for high loads, repetitions or both. But just tacking on some obligatory bonus moves at the beginning or end of a workout doesn't quite complete the picture either. Why not use the body as it should be used WITHIN the workout? Slowly some factions of the CrossFit world are beginning to understand that there is much more to overall fitness than just workload/power.
5. Lastly, I'm going to give you a variation on the desert island question. Imagine you're stranded in a traditional globo gym. Forever. You can only take one implement (i.e. Kettlebell, barbell, sandbag, etc), one training book and have one song to workout to. Forever. Pick 'em.
Implement: Barbell if it is adjustable, sandbag if it is not.
Training book: a workout log. Blank pages to ruminate on and contribute to. Most of us know the basics… we have to trust ourselves to get creative from there.
Song: aw, come one… just one? The best I can do for now is to narrow it down to a top three list…
For Heaven's Sake by 16 Horsepower
Victim Support by Distance
Payback by Slayer
Check out Chip's Brutal Recess Seminat at CFSBK Tomororw.