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Retool your gymnastics skills with elite gymnast Carl Paoli, founder of Naka Athletics, coach at San Francisco CrossFit and creator of GymnasticsWOD.com. Through his Freestyle Connections Seminar, Paoli introduces athletes to advanced gymnastics skills using simple progressions and coaching points. In this two-part series, Carl Paoli teaches how to develop midline stability through the hollow-body position.

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August 11, 2011

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Retool your gymnastics skills with elite gymnast Carl Paoli, founder of Naka Athletics, coach at San Francisco CrossFit and creator of GymnasticsWOD.com. Through his Freestyle Connections Seminar, Paoli introduces athletes to advanced gymnastics skills using simple progressions and coaching points. Today’s movement is the kipping handstand push-up.

Paoli says he adds skill to the handstand push-up by kipping the movement. He starts… Continue Reading

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Retool your gymnastics skills with elite gymnast Carl Paoli, founder of Naka Athletics, coach at San Francisco CrossFit and creator of GymnasticsWOD.com. Through his Freestyle Connections Seminar, Paoli introduces athletes to advanced gymnastics skills using simple progressions and coaching points. Today’s movement is the handstand push-up.

In Part 2 of the series, Paoli explains how active shoulders create tension and stabilize the midline. He describes how… Continue Reading

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Retool your gymnastics skills with elite gymnast Carl Paoli, founder of Naka Athletics, coach at San Francisco CrossFit and creator of GymnasticsWOD.com. Through his Freestyle Connections Seminar, Paoli introduces athletes to advanced gymnastics skills using simple progressions and coaching points. Today’s movement is the handstand push-up.

In Part 1 of the series, Paoli shows how to progress from a floor push-up to a tripod position to a headstand. He… Continue Reading

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Grip Strength With Jeff Tucker and Jeannie Bassi

By Jeff Tucker and Jeannie Bassi

In Coaching, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

July 18, 2011

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“I think one of the things that naturally happens in CrossFit is a great adaptation to grip strength,” says CrossFit gymnastics coach Jeff Tucker. “Whether it be picking up a barbell with a hook grip or grabbing a log or flipping a tire, how we grab that rope and pull with it, how we grab the bar—all of these things are important to us in that adaptation of strength for that grip.”

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Forward Rolls With Jeff Tucker and Jeannie Bassi

By Jeff Tucker and Jeannie Bassi

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“If you’re going to start throwing forward rolls into your WODs or into just some of your skill-set training, there’s some things to know: gotta protect your cervical spine; make sure we don’t get that C7 sticking out of our left earlobe,” says Jeff Tucker.

Join CrossFit Gymnastics coach Jeff Tucker and fellow coach Jeannie Bassi as they teach the forward roll and apply it to CrossFit workouts.

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In Coaching, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Videos

June 21, 2011

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Join CrossFit gymnastics coach Jeff Tucker as he takes elite athletes through handstand push-up progressions at the Again Faster Summit held at CrossFit New England.

Tucker distinguishes between two types of handstand push-ups depending upon the hand position. Tucker says that the movement using the hands out in front to create a tripod with the head is called a “headstand push-up.” When you keep the hands in line with the head, the movement… Continue Reading

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“This is really an advanced movement,” Jeff Tucker says of the ring handstand push-up. “Flexibility is going to be a big key here.”

Join the CrossFit Gymnastics coach as he takes elite athletes through ring handstand push-up progressions at the Again Faster Summit held at CrossFit New England. In Straddle Handstands, Tucker guided the athletes through wall-assisted, free-standing and ring work. In this video, Tucker explains the mechanics of the hand and head… Continue Reading

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