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November 20, 2009

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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.

6min 58sec

Additional reading: The Inherent Responsibilities of Training Children and Teens by Jeff Martin and Cyndi Rodi, published July 1, 2008.

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That was really good to see. I teach elementary music and my classes share a very similar structure with a warm-up, focus time, and games. The importance of games and the play state in learning is supported by countless studies in a wide range of fields. I wish all children had access to this kind of quality physical education. For that matter, I wish I had had it. Good work!

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