Yoga + CrossFit = Supple Leopard

Yoga + CrossFit = Supple Leopard

CrossFitters always ask why they should take a yoga class. They feel the extent of their flexibility work should be a few key stretches before and after a workout. The truth is that yoga complements CrossFit for lots of other reasons, too.

Yoga provides athletes with flexibility, strength, faster recovery, improved mental strength, and an overall better performance. More and more CrossFit boxes are providing free yoga classes for members. By pairing CrossFit and yoga, athletes can improve their:

  • Flexibility
  • Breathing
  • Balance
  • Body awareness
  • Agility
  • Alignment
  • Injury prevention

Yoga and CrossFit have different mental requirements. Possibly due to their varying demands, this coupling creates a more balanced athlete. CrossFitting yogis are able to be competitive yet peaceful, aggressive yet calm, and mindful not only of the strength of their technique, but also the balance and movements of their body.

Part of the CrossFit philosophy is the variety of challenging movements. While yoga usually doesn’t incorporate the high-intensity element of the CrossFit workouts, it does employ our bodies in different ways. Today you may be working on the quick movement in the snatch. Tomorrow in yoga, you’ve got a shoulder workout using the side plank for stability followed by some intense postures to improve flexibility. These will allow you to properly perform the snatch without injury.

Yoga will complement your CrossFit workouts and help you to execute all phases of a lift or movement with greater ease and mobility. Come and join us for Yoga this Sunday!

Free Community Yoga

 


 

Thursday (June 5,2014)

A. Snatch 80-90%

Week 7 of 10

B. 3RFT:

  • 25 DB Snatches (60/30)
  • 25 Burpee

(15min cap)

C. Cash Out: 50 Sit ups

 

…coming Friday

A. Push Press 5 x 3

Week 7 of 10

B. AMRAP 20-

Buy In: 100 DU’s

  • 400m Team Sled (3 Plates/2 Plates)
  • 400m Team Med Ball Run