Important CrossFit Exercises – From elite athletes to weekend warriors and Crossfit mums, these tips will help you to improve your technique, stay safe, have fun with every single one of these Crossfit exercises.
Simply choose the exercise that you want to work on below then click on it. Have fun and keep training hard!
10 Squat Jerk
11 Split Jerk
12 Barbell Row
14 Pull Up
21 Wall Balls
22 Box Jumps
Learning the Snatch technique is one of the hardest skills to master. It contrasts with the clean and jerk, in that it favours the athleticism attributed to a gymnastic body-type over the ‘gym-bro’, who may be struggling to learn the snatch after years spent believing that parallel squats were the lowest one could possibly go, and the overhead squat was a mere fairytale.
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Important CrossFit Exercises – CLEAN
The Clean is a lift that requires power, posture, skill and strength. Here is how to do it properly, break through plateaus, and raise your lifts to the next level.
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Important CrossFit Exercises – FRONT SQUAT
The Front Squat has always been a staple exercise in Olympic weightlifting programs, as it serves as the base for the catch position in the clean. But since people tend to lift more weight with Back Squats and may find keeping the rack position of the bar difficult, front squats are often neglected.
When done correctly, Front Squats will:
- Increase the depth of the movement
- Improve core strength
- Activate glutes
- Improve related exercises such as Thrusters or Squat Cleans
- Build Strength
Important CrossFit Exercises – OVERHEAD SQUAT
The overhead squat is the ultimate core exercise, the heart of the snatch, and peerless in developing effective athletic movement. This demanding exercise reveals every lack of mobility without mercy.
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Important CrossFit Exercises – OVERHEAD PRESS
The Overhead Press (also known as the Strict Press or Shoulder Press) is a compound exercise that involves lifting a weighted barbell overhead to a fully locked out position with the strict use of the shoulders and arms.
Pressing the bar overhead is still one of the most useful upper body exercises you can do. This highly effective exercise involves the entire body. Your feet, legs, glutes, core, abs, hips, ankles and wrists help to stabilise the body whilst your shoulders, upper chest, back and arms press the bar overhead.
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The bench press is not a common exercise in Crossfit, yet it can be a great way to build power and improve lock out strength and overhead press movements for other lifts.
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The Push Press isn’t just another shoulder exercise, it’s a move that builds strength and power throughout the entire body and core. If you want strong, healthy shoulders you should be working the press hard at least once a week. That alone will make a huge difference to your performances.
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The right breathing, bracing setup, and technique throughout the movement will help you stay tight and lift BIG in the squat: The KING of strength exercises.
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“There is no reason to be alive if you can’t do DEADLIFT”
John Pall Sigmarsson: 4x winner of the World’s Strongest Man Competition.
The Squat Jerk is an impressive and technically difficult lift, but if you aren’t scared to challenge yourself and love to learn new things, then read on.
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The Split Jerk is a movement that requires immense amounts of power and technique and in contrast with the push or power jerk, is used to lift the most weight. If you want to push your Clean and Jerk PR through the roof, perfect this technique.
The Barbell Row is one of the most effective assistance exercises you can do to increase your Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift. It will improve the strength of your back, hips and grip and even be useful for improving the power of your Pull-Ups and Muscle Ups.
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A combined front squat and push press, this punishing exercise can be a real killer!
The Pull Up is one of the classic physical tests of functional strength. Improve your ability today!
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RING MUSCLE UP
This tricky gymnastic exercise takes a great deal of effort to get right. With the right progressions and accessory exercises, you will have it mastered in no time!
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BAR MUSCLE UP
The Bar Muscle Up is a tough exercise to get right! Use these technique tips and watch out for these common problems to avoid and you will get there in no time.
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Important CrossFit Exercises – RING HANDSTAND PUSH UP
The Ring Handstand Push Up was first seen at the 2010 Games, but made a comeback earlier this year in the Carson sunshine at the 2016 CrossFit Games®. The crowds watched in awe as athletes such as Josh Bridges, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and Annie Thorisdottir completed a tough workout that contained Ring Handstand Push Ups – aptly named the separator – in style.
Important CrossFit Exercises – HANDSTAND PUSH UP
Handstand push-ups are a great way to build strength, balance and improve your gymnastic skills. Try these tips to help you improve.
Handstand Walks are fun to do but frustrating to master! Use this 5-step progression to get yours sorted now!
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We all know how difficult double-unders can be! Timing is more important than speed, and precision is absolutely vital for successfully mastering this common exercise in Crossfit workouts. Check out more tips here:
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Wall Balls hurt. They are one of those exercises that really test you deep down, making your legs and arms scream out for you to stop. Here are 5 tips to help you get much, much better at them.
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This deceptively simple exercise quickly leads to fatigue in workouts. With the combination of explosive movements and high rep ranges, small tips can make big differences to avoid getting too tired too quickly. Pick up a few tips to help you out here:
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There are so many fun, exciting exercises with barbells or challenging gymnastics skills, and then there are burpees…
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The truth behind Rope Climbs is that they require only a reasonable level of upper body and grip strength. Great technique will allow you to generate force with your legs and propel you up the rope in a highly efficient way!
CROSSFIT EXERCISES: KETTLEBELL SWING
The perfect exercise to train the complete posterior chain, strengthen your posture and work on your overall strength and conditioning.
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- sara-sigmundsdottir-snatching: RX'd Photography
- SCrossfit athlete squat clean: Stevie D Photography
- neal-maddox: CrossFit Inc
- male-crossfitter-snatch: RX'd Photography
- overhead-press: RX'd Photography
- push-press-by-female-crossfit-athlete: RX'd Photography
- crossfit male back squat: BOXROX
- squat-jerk: sportivnypress
- male-crossfit-athlete-split-jerk: High Intensity Photography
- barbell-row: Stronglifts
- female-crossfitter-pull-up How to Massively Improve Your Pull Ups Quickly: RX'd Photography
- annie-t: RX'd Photography
- Brooke-Ence-bar-muscle-up: RX'd Photography
- ring-handstand-push-ups: CrossFit Inc
- hspu: Stevie D Photography
- handstand-walks: Ercan Sozer
- annie-thorisdottir-wall-balls-crossfit: Annie Thorisdottir
- wide_travel_deathbyburpees: BOXROX
- rope-climb: RX'd Photography
- gui malheiros snatch: Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc.