DRS STRONG WEEK 130: MECHANICS OVER EVERYTHING!
Written by Rosario Rios Aguilar on 20 March 2017.
“QUALITY IS NOT AN ACT. IT’S A HABIT”
THE FOCUS OF THE WEEK is to LOOK good while training. At the end of the day if your mechanics are poor, it will catch up to you. no LONGEVITY!!! look good when you move weight, when you do pull ups, when you row. CREATE that muscle memory and be a MACHINE!!
HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO REMEMBER:
1. Control your breathing: If you allow your breathing to get out of control, then your mind will think you are more tired than what you usually are. DON’T BREATHE AS HARD AS YOU ARE WORKING!
2. FOCUS on the movement and not how sucky or hard an exercise is. Learning to teach your brain that what you are doing is for a purpose, it will quickly go from “THIS SUCKS” to “I AM DOING WELL, PICK UP THE BAR, SQUAT, PRESS, BREATHE, ETC”
3. Mechanics are developed when you move with purpose. If you go through the motions, your brain and body will as well. There has to be a purpose of why you are moving a certain way. For example: In the squats, there is a purpose why we go below 90 degrees and we hit depth, because your hips are meant to go through full range of motion. If you have lost that range of motion due to injuries or surgeries, the purpose would be to try and regain strength and range of motion in a healthier way that you couldn’t previous to the injury.
When we hit a target during a wall ball, we are creating repetition on our accuracy, you are developing skills that you would not necessarily practice on your own outside of DRS, so maximize your training here and apply it out there !!
THERE IS A PURPOSE BEHIND EVERYTHING WE DO AND HOW WE MOVE 🙂
Keep up the good work and finish strong on the CrossFit Open 2017! last week!!!
MECHANICS OVER EVERYTHING!
“Sometimes I channel my inner gymnast hahah NOT.. #basketballplayer”
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