This is a great article highlighting what is happening at CrossFit Gyms all over the globe. If you follow CrossFit at all, there is certainly a growing trend towards encouraging anyone to walk through the doors of a CrossFit gym to see that anything is possible regardless of age, ability, or current health status. Many of CrossFit’s social media posts are highlighting some incredible older adults and the progressions they are making with their trainers and coaches.
This article in the CrossFit Journal highlights how other gyms are working with their older adults, the process, the programs and the progressions they are using.
“Being sedentary in not good for anybody at any age, and for an elderly person, something as simple as standing up from the couch and walking to the next room over to make a meal, that can get their heart rate up and CrossFit is about being prepared for everyday life” – William Lyman, CrossFit Megalodon
Check it out, I think some of it will sound familiar! Click on the link below to read for yourself.
Workout for Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Foam Rolls Lats as a group
PVC Front Rack Squats as a group 1 set of 10 reps
Dumbbell Front Rack Squat 1 set of 8 reps (RPE 6/10)
Dumbbell Front Rack Squat 2 sets of 5 reps (RPE 7/10)
Dumbbell Front Rack Squat 2 set of 3 reps (RPE 8/10)
Alternate Squats with
Aviator Shoulder Raise 5 sets of 8 each arm (RPE 6-7/10)
In partners, complete 20 rounds of:
3 KB Swings
2 KB Goblet Squats
1 KB Push Press
One partner works on the KB series, when they need a rest they had the KB off to their partner and complete the prescribe walk/run and rest.