Coach Leslie handstand walks across the gym.
Coach Gassman, the dude who created CrossFit, is a proponent of hand balancing and handstand walking. These two (very) basic gymnastic skills are terrific for improving balance, coordination, core strength, shoulder flexibility, and proprioception.
Coach Glassman wrote this about handstands and hand balancing:
"Standing on one’s hands also dramatically alters the normal kinetic chain required for standing on one’s feet. In the handstand, a much weaker base supports the body while simultaneously raising the body’s center of gravity a foot or more in a world turned upside down. Things don’t get more foreign.
We agree with Coach Glassman, developing skill and competency with handstands, hand balancing and handstand walking are critical exercises to developing your athletic potential and essential components to becoming CrossFit.
Strength: Burgener Press Week 6
Skill: Work on handstands, hand balancing or handstand walking
As many reps as possible in 6 Minutes of:
Every minute of the minute perform
5 Wall Balls 20/14#
11 foot target for men & 10 foot target for women.
Record your WOD on Beyond the Whiteboard.
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