Today's Technique Tuesday video is with Coach Becky! Coach Becky gives us some important tips to make thrusters suck less. Is that even possible? YES!! Thrusters are tough because they use all of the muscles in your body, require explosive force, and make it difficult to breathe. They also require mobile shoulders, wrists, hips and ankles...you know most of the joints in your body. They are terrific for core strengthening (as is anytime you take weight overhead.)
Efficiency with thrusters starts between your ears. You have to believe that you can do them. Embrace the suck and it really will suck less. Take a deep breathe, engage your core, get your elbows far away from your knees and drive hard out of the bottom of the squat. Instead of thinking of how difficult they are, focus on how strong your are. Your thoughts and words are powerful, they can affect your energy, your motivation, your result. With each breathe think to yourself, "Yes!"
Coach Becky's next Technique Tune-up will focus on the Clean. This is a great opportunity to get focused attention on your technique. Cost is $20 for this 90 minute class. Becky has programmed a CrossFit Games Open workout for you to test your newly refined technique.
Strength: Burgener Back Squat Week 3
2 min Max reps Double Unders
rest 5 Min
2 Min max reps pull-ups or max effort weighted pull-up
10 Thrusters, 135/95 lbs
50 Double Unders
8 Thrusters, 135/95 lbs
40 Double Unders
6 Thrusters, 135/95 lbs
30 Double Unders
4 Thrusters, 135/95 lbs
20 Double Unders
2 Thrusters, 135/95 lbs
10 Double Unders
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