Archived WODS

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July 22, 2012

We talk a lot about efficiency, and there are many good reasons why.  To lift heavy loads, long distances, quickly (the heart and soul of CrossFit) we must be as efficient as possible.  It also puts less stress on our body, you may think that you must be doing something right by making things harder on yourself right?  In reality, you are probably doing more harm than good, putting joints and soft tissue at risk and actually lowering the effectiveness of your work.  Sometimes the best muscle to activate during a WOD is the one between your ears...

Here is a snippet from a great article on what is called Parasitic Movements:

 

Movement skill is movement inhibition

 "One of the primary ways that we can improve the efficiency of our movement is to inhibit unnecessary muscular contractions. The basic idea is that skilled movement depends just as much on the inhibition of muscle activity as it does on activation....

...The hopeful result is greater awareness of movement, and more ability to inhibit unnecessary movements. The goal is essentially freedom to choose the movements in your body. As the man said, if you know what you are doing, you can do what you want."