Hollow, Arch

Hollow, Arch

Last week we discussed the importance of the arch position when kipping pull-ups. This week we’re going to dive into the details of the other half, the hollow. In general, I find that this one gets a lot more attention and focus than the other, because it’s where the...
Arch, Hollow

Arch, Hollow

I learned at the CrossFit Gymnastics Seminar that gymnastics is about making shapes. We spend a lot of time at Roots drilling the proper shapes of a kip, so by now you know that the kip consists of 2 shapes; the hollow and the arch. To kip is just to move from one...
The Grip Talk

The Grip Talk

Want to up your pull-up game with one simple fix? Wrap your thumb around the bar. That’s right, wrapping your thumb helps to create a stable shoulder position to pull from, it’s a stronger grip and it has loads more transferability. Of course it’s going to feel...
A Moving Proposal

A Moving Proposal

When I first began CrossFit I fell in love with the fun of it, but I’m human and so it didn’t take long for me to get caught up in the aesthetics and then the competitive side of things as I progressed. In general, it’s safe to say that few people exercise with the...