Sara Sigmundsdottir and Brent Fikowski at CrossFit Games
Source: CrossFit Inc

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.

PULL UP

The pull-up is considered a true measure of strength by many trainers and with good reason. Completing a correct pull-up uses all the muscles of the back and arms and is a very effective upper body exercise.

BENEFITS:

  • pullups are one of the most convenient exercises. You can do them everywhere.
  • pullups do a great job of targeting the back and biceps
  • it engages the back, shoulders, chest and arms.
  • helps developing powerful forearms and grip strength to help improve your performance in several sports

TECHNIQUE STEP-BY-STEP:

Step 1: Grab The Bar. Grip it about shoulder-width apart. Full grip with your palms down.
Step 2: Hang. Raise your feet off the floor by bending your knees. Hang with straight arms.
Step 3: Pull. Pull yourself up by pulling your elbows down to the floor. Keep your elbows close.
Step 4: Pass The bar. Pull yourself all the way up until your chin passes the bar. Don’t do half reps.
Step 5: Repeat. Lower yourself all the way down until your arms are straight. Breathe. Pullup again.

Why You Don’t Have Strict Pull Ups Yet

 

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