Right For Your Type?

PhotobucketJulie and Jill, the spectrum. We come in all different shapes and sizes, an infinite amount of combinations of body mass, height, broadness, limb length and hip circumference, to name a few. Then there is the proportions of all these factors to each other, e.g. long femurs - short arms, small torso - long arms, broad shoulder - small hips, etc. As you know some workouts favor certain types. You would say a taller heavier person is at an advantage on a 2K row compared to a short-armed smaller person. That same short person would be at an advantage for push-ups as compared to the taller heavier person. And this brings light to the subtle genius of some Crossfit workouts, especially some of the classic couplets, maybe more than any other is Diane. The deadlift heavily favors the bigger stronger person, in the same way handstand push ups greatly favor the smaller lighter person (in general). The combination of movements levels the playing field. It easily answers the argument that ‘Oh well that workout really favored him or her.’ You can program in such a way that selects for the best all around individual, i.e. the fittest. Not to go through every combination possible, but what body size and shape would you consider most ideal for Crossfit?


5 Rounds - Partner Workout:

250m Row

14 DB Lunges (25/35#)

10 Push Ups

10 Sit Ups

Rest (for the time it takes your partner to complete a round)

Programing: Eva

Jill McCormick, Physical Therapy director of SOL Santa Cruz will be running free movement pattern assessments with the FMS (Functional Movement Systems) protocol.  She will be in the gym Saturday, April 14th, sign ups are in the gym.  This is an amazing opportunity you do not want to miss out on.

“The FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function.  By screening these patterns, the FMS readily indentifies functional limitations and asymmetries.  These are issues that can reduce the effects of functional training, physical conditioning and distort body awareness.”  - Jill McCormick