CrossFit Corner: “Midline Stabilization”
The Role Of The Abs In The Overhead Lifts
Athletically, the abdominals’ primary role is midline stabilization, not trunk flexion. They are critical to swimming, running, cycling, and jumping, but never is their stabilizing role more critical than when attempting to drive loads overhead, and, of course, the heavier the load, the more critical the abs’ role becomes.
8 rounds every 2 minutes (16 minutes)
1 Snatch Balance + 1 OHS w/ 2 sec. hold @ bottom of the squat
Build as you go. Work from the racks.
Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
Run 400 meters
Max rep Pull-ups (unbroken)
Scores: Total pull-ups