Have a box? You can learn levers.
Think that’s great? Find out what Carl Paoli can teach you to do with rings and parallel bars.
Paoli is an elite gymnast and coach at San Francisco CrossFit who also runs his own practice called Naka Athletics. Today, Paoli teaches us how to develop handstand walks on top of parallel bars, forward and backward rolls on the rings, and levers on a box. Each elite modality consists of basic skills and movements that utilize body control, hollow-body position and proper shoulder position. Each movement breaks down into bite-sized pieces you can sink your teeth into, even at a beginner level.
According to Paoli, CrossFit gives us the opportunity to explore ourselves—to find our weaknesses and attack them using all the domains at our disposal. Watch and learn as Paoli simplifies these elite skills and crafts a better CrossFitter using gymnastics.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional reading: Scaling Up CrossFit Workouts With Rings by Tyler Hass, published May 1, 2008.