Wednesday 3.16.16 – why warrior sit ups

 In W.O.D.
There are many ways to do sit ups, and the first thing we want to focus on is protecting the lower back.   We do that with the Abmat above of most sit ups.  But why warrior sit ups?
I like the warrior sit ups, because allowing the lumbar to reverse its natural curve in unweighted movements can have great corrective capabilities in the lower back.  It also can mimic the movement of a Toes to Bar, or Knees to Elbow as well as working on progressing towards a V-Up.  Begin lying on the back with the arms held overhead and the legs extended. Sit up by bringing the knees up to the chest while wrapping the arms around the shins.  Avoid “swimming” around your legs and try to bring your arms straight from overhead.


Strength
:  Front Squat 2-2-2-2-2

Conditioning: AMRAP in 15:00:
– 5 Front Squats (55-65% today’s max weight)
– 15 Warrior Sit Ups
– 30 Double Unders  (Health:  50 reps Jump Rope running in place)


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