Basic CrossFit Moves

I happened upon this really interesting blog the other day called The Art of Manliness and started perusing through some of the many blog postings about meat, duct tape, and money when I clicked on a link at the top of the blog labeled “Health & Sports”.  I don’t know whether the creator(s)/writer(s) of the blog provides the drawings or someone makes them for them but the big muscle man with a handlebar mustache in a one-sleeve leotard is amazing!  Actually I just answered my own question…at the bottom of the page (yea I just went there) the illustration is credited to Ted Slampyak, but I digress…

The whole reason I mention this blog, and this section in particular is because of these wonderful drawings entitled “Know Your Lifts” <–that particular link will bring you to the Overhead Press lift.  Anyway, they are illustrated and they cover a few of the CrossFit lifts and moves that I have encountered.  In fact let’s see.

  • Overhead Press
  • High-Bar Back Squat
  • Deadlift

Those are the ones that I could easily find from the site.  There are many others but I just really liked the old-timey illustrations that went with the instructions on how to perform such a move.

There are also these moves (which I found somewhere in cyber world to be the basic movements of CrossFit):

  • Air Squat
  • Front Squat
  • Overhead Squat
  • Shoulder Press
  • Push Press
  • Push Jerk
  • Deadlift
  • Sumo Deadlift High Pull
  • Medicine Ball Clean.

For an in-depth review of how to execute each of these movements I found them here.  I came across CrossFit RepScheme by doing a simple Google search for “fundamental movements of  crossfit”.  Enjoy.

This is absolutely adorable...thank you Google Search!

This is absolutely adorable…thank you Google Search!


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