Source: CrossFit Inc

Why The 9 Foundational Movements are So Important in CrossFit

Good movement is such an important part of Crossfit and these foundations will set you up for success.


The Overhead Lifts allow you to bring that object overhead! They’re important for strengthening our shoulders, but also for helping develop mobility in the hip flexors, hip extensors, spinal erectors, and quadriceps.

You start by learning how to properly perform a shoulder press, and then you learn to use the explosive power of an upwards drive to lift a heavier object above your head with the push press, before learning to lift even more weight (typically 30% more) than the push press using the push jerk where you learn to drop under the bar (we’ll talk about that later) rather than simply pushing the bar up.

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