CrossFit WOD Tips: 2/5/11

Posted: February 5, 2011 in CrossFit, Media, Training
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Clayton gave me a call today to ask me something about improving his grip strength, and whether or not he should buy a product to help. Grip strength is required for many movements in our type of training whether it’s to hold onto a barbell, pull-up bar, kettlebell, etc. the list goes on… My answer was that I didn’t think he needed to spend money on a specific item, and that there were other (cheaper) ways to improve grip strength.

This conversation made me think of a great series of posts here that I’m going to name: “CrossFit WOD Tips” These posts are going to include suggestions or ideas on how to improve different skill sets that will translate into more effective WODs (or Workouts of the Day).

Thanks for starting us off with the first topic, Clayton!

The video below comes from the “Baseball Performance” YouTube channel, and demonstrates a great circuit of movements anyone can do by simply working with rice. Many athletes from baseball players, to rock climbers, to martial artists use rice as a method to strengthen their grips, and it translates into more effective and more stabilized movements in almost any athletic endeavor! Enjoy.

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