5 rounds: 
200m run
7 front squat
7 push press

A press is a functional movement. At the shop we press barbells, plates, dumbbells, medballs, and dogs.

Constantly Varied, Functional Movements, Performed at High Intensity

In the shop, we throw around a lot of phrases, such as “functional movements.”  Like “luxury” in condominium advertisements, “functional” is overused in the fitness industry.  So just what do we mean when we say that we do functional movements at CrossFit Roots?

Functional movements are ones that no one person has invented.  If you pick up your child, you are not doing the Nisha Alden Child Lift, you’re simply doing a deadlift – a movement necessary for everyday life.  Functional movements are essential for independent living now and in our elderly years.  The movements are elemental, they can not be broken down further and achieve the same affect.  The idea that the human body can train in isolation the major muscle groups and then neurologically reprogram the information to allow the body to work in perfect coordination is a stretch, at best.

But wait!  There’s more.  Stay tuned for tomorrow’s addition.