Looks Good, Feels Good, It Must Be _____?

PhotobucketWe all have our movements we like and don't like. Usually that is based on what we're good at, i.e we like to do what we're good at. As an example, someone who loves to do cleans is most likely good at them. That doesn't mean they have to lift a lot of weight, it has to do with how it looks and feels.One of the reasons we consider ourselvesl good at a particular movement is because it looks good, purely aesthetic. With that, if the movement looks good, that usually means it feels good. A rounded back deadlift doesn't look good and I hope it doesn't feel good. Landing on your toes in a clean is in no way pleasing to the eye, and can't feel good if you care about your patella's. There are some movements in the gym that cause certain people to catch your eye because they look so good. Isaac's overhead squat, Frank R.'s split jerk, Shea's back squat, Sally's deadlift, Nancy R.'s push ups, Nancy G's front squat, Susan's Snatch, Farzad's kettlebell swing, Josh's box jump, Stacy's run, Rachel's row, Steph L's pull ups, Clark's power clean, the list goes on. To be honest this is really just a quick theory that may have no real validity at all, would love to hear what you guys think, but I'm willing to bet Sarah (pictured here) enjoys deadlifting.


7 Rounds:

7 Deadlift (225/155#)

7 Ring Dip

Programming: Annie

Party time! Next Saturday the 21st we will be celebrating Eva’s induction into the Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Join us at The Point Chophouse, 6p.m., for the festivities. Guaranteed to be a good time!

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