AMRAP Gymnastic CrossFit Workouts are tough; gymnastics movements require skill and concentration and, in an AMRAP workout, you must keep your form whilst trying hard to get yet another rep.
Gymnastics are a core part of CrossFit and the skills learnt in gymnastics are applied to many WODs. Also known as bodyweight mechanics, gymnastic movements produce impressive strength gains without any external load.
One of the three foundational modalities of CrossFit; gymnastics develop an athlete’s
- cardiovascular endurance
Around a third of the events at the Games include some form of gymnastic element.
CrossFit is a big advocate of finding weaknesses in an athlete’s fitness, encouraging people to train all-round. When performing a gymnastics WOD, it is important to maintain good technique and execution, as many moves can be complex and risk injury if not done correctly.
Have a go a these AMRAP gymnastic CrossFit workouts to test your CrossFit abilities.
WOD 1 – Handstand Push Up
20 min AMRAP
- 5 Handstand Push-Ups
- 10 Alternating Pistols
- 15 Pull-Ups
Handstand push-ups crop up in a lot of workouts and, as daunting as they might seem at first, they are a great exercise for building impressive upper body and core strength, agility, coordination and power.