Integrate Yourself

DSC07312Annie finishing the High Pull.

Are you and integrated athlete? Do you know what an integrated athlete is? Being able to generate power with the big strong muscles of the core, and passing that power to the weaker extremities is one example of getting integrated. All athletic activity starts in the "core" and radiates out to the extremities. The Sumo Deadlift High Pull is a simple expression of this concept. An athlete must create momentum and elevation on the bar, to quote Coach Burgener, with the legs and hips, then the arms can finish the movement. Not until the legs and hips have extended fully to we want to engage the arms. Pulling early with the arms a the common fault. Don't be that guy/girl.

 5 rounds for time:
250 meter row
15 Dips