Sara Sigmundsdottir and Brent Fikowski at CrossFit Games
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10 Important Exercises for CrossFit Beginners to Learn

Not really sure what the key exercises are and how they work? Here are 10 important starting points for CrossFit beginners.

BURPEE

Burpees are an intense exercise that combine push-ups and squat jumps into one physically demanding activity.

BENEFITS:

  • burpees are dynamic and fast paced and can be a great addition to any training session
  • improving your conditioning and respiratory endurance quickly
  • burpees require no equipment and you can literally do them anywhere
  • strength-building – you will work your arms, chest, quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, and core

TECHNIQUE STEP-BY-STEP:

Step 1: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, weight in your heels, and your arms at your sides.
Step 2: Push your hips back, bend your knees, and lower your body into a squat.
Step 3: Place your hands on the floor directly in front of, and just inside, your feet. Shift your weight onto them.
Step 4: Jump your feet back to softly land on the balls of your feet in a plank position. Your body should form a straight line from your head to heels. Be careful not to let your back sag or you butt Step 5: stick up in the air, as both can keep you from effectively working your core.
Step 6: Jump your feet back so that they land just outside of your hands.
Step 7: Reach your arms over head and explosively jump up into the air.
Step 8: Land and immediately lower back into a squat for your next rep.

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