ACCESSORY WORK – WHAT IS IT?
A lot of what we do in CrossFit is explosive and uses multiple muscle groups. We get to move our bodies in ways that are different to our normal, and for the most part, sedentary lives. This is part of what makes it such a great training methodology.
However, that intensity and extended range of movement can cause issues for us if our bodies are not primed for those types of movements. Poor technique can also promote over compensation in the use of certain muscles, joints and ligaments, which can lead to imbalances and possible injuries.
So at GEO we incorporate a lot of Accessory movements into our programming. These are exercises that are slowed down with a focus on moving mindfully and with good technique. These are also movements which promote balance, stability, and control. They strengthen supportive muscles, ligaments and joints which may be by-passed when we are moving fast and using momentum in our normal workouts.
They are an essential part of our training which will not only protect you against injury but will also allow you to move better and progress faster.
WORKOUT OF THE DAY
A. Bench Press + Ring Row Super Set
5 rounds (not for time) of:
10 Bench Press
7 Ring Rows w/ 1 sec eccentric (downward motion)
*1 min Rest between rounds
B. 3 x 10 Lateral Raise
C. 3 x 10 Bicep Curl
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
Depending on what your training week has been like so far, and also on how you are feeling, we are giving you the choice to either do some guided mobility with the Coaches, or you can do a quick conditioning piece to get your sweat on.