080718 FRIDAY “Cause That’s How We Roll”
Darren nails his chest to bar pull ups at the CF Games.
As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes:
10 Thrusters (115 men, 75 women)
10 ring push ups
10 pull ups
400 m run
Post rounds and fractions of rounds to comments.
Article: “‘Cause That’s How We Roll”
Some of the regulars might have noticed some little green and black striped rollers and balls being used at The Shed from time to time. I found out about Trigger Point Technologies back in January at the first CrossFit Running and Endurance Cert (a very informative seminar I might add). Jeff Alexander from Network Fitness introduced me to these wonderful little torture devices that allow you to massage yourself at an intensity people pay big bucks for.
Because CrossFitters push themselves harder than any other group of people when working out, they need a rest and recovery tool that pushes them just as hard. Utilizing these tools and techniques an athlete can increase the intensity and frequency of his/her workouts, while also reducing pain and injuries – and that’s something every CrossFitter can appreciate.
I know that most of the DCF visitors to the Games stopped by the TPT booth to get some pain/healing, but even Darren got a mention in Jeff’s Newsletter:
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4. Tight Quads — Devilishly tight quads
Diablo CrossFit is represented at right. Rolling the quads can be your own private hell if you’ve never done it. These massive muscles can carry numerous knots within the muscle fibers and still perform at very high levels of output. If you’d like to take a roll and see how tight your thighs are, grab a quadballer and get to work. You just might be surprised how much easier your squats can be once you clear hidden trigger points and adhesions.
And here is a video from the games of these things in action:
Check out both the TPT site as well as The Network Fitness sites for some great info.