Every heard of Striking Helen?
Everything’s the same except the 12 pull-ups become 12 full-strike combinations: one-two, one-two, then repeat.
Welcome to CrossFit Striking.
“Combinations have an amazing transference to athletics and life because in sports and in life you need to be able to rotate,” says George Ryan of CrossFit Striking, who is assisted by pro MMA fighter Neal Abrams. “And by performing striking combinations at a high frequency and high intensity, it’s (going to) to really, really develop your core strength, rotational speed and power.”
Ryan notes that Abrams twists on each strike, engages his hips and moves his hands back to his face after each one-two punch.
Next, Ryan adds the hook.
“It’s a great, great rotational strike,” he explains.
Using the core, Ryan says, makes for maximum speed and power.
Additional reading: Got Striking? by George Ryan, published Dec. 29, 2010.