On Day 1 of the CrossFit Level 2 certification seminars, participants instruct each other in the 9 fundamental movements (squat, front squat, overhead squat, press, push press, push jerk, deadlift, sumodeadlift highpull, and clean) that are the core of the Level 1 seminar.
In this video, Gordon Limb takes his group through the initial stages of the push press. Nicole Carroll, Director of Training for CrossFit (along with Dave Castro), guides Gordon through the process of how to correct sub-optimal movement.
The video only covers one small part of the CrossFit seminar push press instruction. The first step is to address the strict press. The second step, contained here in this video, is to dip vertically and hold, making sure that everyone feels the proper body mechanics. Then, and only then, the full movement is taught at speed. Stopping at the bottom of the dip is disastrous when performing the movement for real, but it is an important tool for learning proper mechanics.
This footage was captured at the CrossFit Ranch in Aromas, CA on July 19, 2008.