Back to the Basics (Part 3)

Okay… well we’ve emptied our bank accounts and you’re worth millions, at least your movements are.

In our final installment of Back to the Basics (Part 3) we want to highlight one more thing from Greg Glassman’s Open Letter to CrossFit Trainers, he writes.

“It is natural to want to teach people advanced and fancy movements. The urge to quickly move away from the basics and toward advanced movements arises out of the natural desire to entertain your client and impress him with your skills and knowledge. But make no mistake: it is a sucker’s move. Teaching a snatch where there is not yet an overhead squat, teaching an overhead squat where there is not yet an air squat, is a colossal mistake. This rush to advancement increases the chance of injury, delays advancement and progress, and blunts the client’s rate of return on his efforts. In short, it retards his fitness.”

So, how’s that deadlift looking?




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