Too young to learn handstand push-ups? Nonsense.
According to Mikki Martin of CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Brand X, a typical CrossFit Kids class includes a warm-up, skill work, a workout and a game—all designed to keep things fun while helping young athletes stay fit and learn how to move their bodies.
In this video, Martin takes a group of kids through a handstand push-up progression—from plank position to “stink-bug position”—giving them a foundation for one of CrossFit’s more challenging movements. After practicing the progressions, the children dive into a WOD featuring box jumps and modified handstand push-ups—and then it’s off to the relay races to close out the class.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional reading: The Inherent Responsibilities of Training Children and Teens by Jeff Martin and Cyndi Rodi, published July 1, 2008.