Gymnastics

Part 3 builds directly on the work from the previous 2 weeks. We use similar movements but increase the loading with more difficult variations, higher repetitions, and longer holds.
In the second part of this series, we aim to strengthen the top position of the pull up with a set of taxing movements.
Hanging does for your shoulders what deep squats do for your hips.
There are safer ways to get upside down than closing your eyes and throwing yourself at the ground.
A few simple progressions can help you find your balance for a freestanding handstand.
Handstands might be simple, but they aren't easy. Paying attention to how your hands interface with the ground will make them easier.
These drills will help you hone and reinforce a strong and stable handstand position.
These drills will not only build strength, but help build body awareness of a proper handstand position.
They say champion athletes don't always make good coaches, but Kristan Clever has a passion to prove you wrong.
If you want strong lats and phenomenal core strength, then the front lever is an exercise for you.
The final 4 weeks of your open preparation means that you are that much closer to reaching your goals.
This is the initial 4 week phase beginning your 2017 CrossFit Open preparatory workouts. It's a great way to set fitness goals that you can work towards in a clear, well defined manner.
If you want to be able to move like a gymnast, start by creating a strong, stable core.
Handstands are doable, but not easy - the only way you’ll get better at them is to keep trying.
Follow these progressions on your way to building the strength to perform this fundamental gymnastic movement.
Body control is an essential athletic skill, and the L-sit is an excellent tool to build it. Follow Timothy Bell's guide to holding a perfect L-sit.
Specialization is for insects - true athletes should be able to run, jump, lift, climb, and swim.