15 September 2014

15 September 2014

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend and are ready to get back to business.  Congrats to anyone that fulfilled Dana's junk-free week last week!  Small steps make all the difference.

Let's take some time to review today's skill: Overhead Squats.

It is important to work on overhead squats because they require a ton of technique, balance, and strength.  They are also perhaps the most important thing you can practice in order to improve your snatch lifts.  Unfortunately, however, since they are a pain in the butt for most beginners, not enough people opt to practice them unless they're part of the programming.  This article gives 6 tips on improving your overhead squats.  Read it, learn it, practice it, and eventually...LOVE it! 


 October 4th. 9am. Cortland Pumpkinfest.  Be there for the 5k run/walk!  I want to get a group going from Seven Valley CrossFit to show our stuff.  For the rest of this week I will be posting reasons why you, yes YOU, should do the run.  The first reason is:

Completion.  This is for all of you who maybe don't consider yourselves "runners".  Imagine how good it would feel to be able complete the 3 mile course?! Don't think you could do it?  Look back to all of the WODs you've done in your time here.  There had to have been a few where you read the white board and thought "there's no way I can do this" but completely surprised yourself by finishing! How good does that feel?!  This will feel that same way.  So what do you have to lose?! 





3 rounds for time:

75 Double Unders

26 Alternating Pistols,

13 T2B 





"The biggest mistake an athlete can make is to be afraid of making one."

-L. Ron Hubbard



2 comments (Add your own)

1. Dana wrote:
To add to the information in the article posted, a lot of our instability in the overhead squat comes from our chests "sinking forward". Your daily squat therapy should be helping with keeping the chest up and weight on the heels during squatting. I'm hoping you'll notice a change in your stability in overhead squats today from the last time worked on them.

Mon, September 15, 2014 @ 4:37 PM

2. Chelsea wrote:
So even though the DU sucked for me today in the WOD I absolutely loved the OHS! I felt so strong during them and I think its because of squat therapy. I'm really loving squat therapy and I think its really helping!!!

Mon, September 15, 2014 @ 6:32 PM

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