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Tuesday 4-24-12

Core stability is one of the biggest buzzwords in the fitness training
community today. There are more programs and gadgets claiming to target “the core”
than can be counted. The effectiveness of most of them is questionable, but we’ll leave
that alone. First, lets clarify what the core is. The foundation of the body from which
the extremities (arms and legs) can move and function includes the spine, scapulae
(shoulder blades), and pelvis. Therefore, the muscles involved include abdominals, back
extensors, muscles acting on the hips and pelvis, and scapular stabilizers. Coach Glassman says we work on midline stability, not the core. This is to clarify that we don’t work on how our abs look at the cost of how they function. How many people have great looking abs and back problems?

Group Warm Up at the top of class

15 Min AMRAP:

200 M Run

12 Pull Ups

12 Burpees

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By definition above, how many of you felt your “core” get worked on this WOD? I was asked by several, “should I feel this in my back?” What do you think?

  • Kim

    I have to share!  Went to the doctor Friday and he was so impressed with my lab work and progress!  Got off one of my blood pressure meds (that is Crossfit).  My thyroid is so out whack that I have to take 2 pills because they don’t make the dosage that I need.  It was below range-when the meds barely kept me in range!  (that is Paleo). He told me to come back in 3 months to see about getting off all meds! So if you think you aren’t seeing results fast enough they are not always on the scale!  I am just starting my 10th week and didn’t start Paleo until my 5th week!  Keep going it works!

    • Mylene

      Good job Kim!

    • Huckabee75

      Kim that is awesome! So happy for you!

  • Memrooster74

    I want to squat properly so bad it kills me!! I know every thing in crossfit generates around the squat so its key that I master this movement.  Still doesnt make the sting of the lesson any less painful… as of now… I dont know squat

    • Mylene

      Patience. It’s going to happen.

  • Jcreedog

    Kim, that’s impressive! Your hard work and dedication is paying off.

  • Mkrueger

    Kim, that is great to hear about your health improving!!!!
    Way to go!