By Mike Minium
Park Benches Can Be Fun
We captured video footage of some random dude jumping over a park bench earlier today.
Pay attention to the three methods he uses to get over the bench. We think they’re rather Parkourish.
In Jump Sequence 1, the random dude uses a combination of arms and legs to get over the bench. This requires a little technique, not much timing, and is the least athletic of the three jumps.
In Jump Sequence 2, the random dude again uses a combination of arms and legs, but this time only uses his arms to get past the last part of the bench and propel himself forward an extra few inches–just enough to clear the bench. This requires some technique, a good deal of timing, and is slightly more athletic than the prior jump.
In Jump Sequence 3, the random dude uses no arms at all; he simply hurdles over the bench. This requires some technique (only a basic understanding of launch angle at takeoff), a good deal of timing, and is the most athletic of the three jump sequences.
CrossFit Santa Cruz 2007-lb Challenge
Check out the following post on the CrossFit Santa Cruz site:
Max attempted this earlier today and clocked in at 1:21. He power snatched 67 lbs for 30 reps.
Give it a try and play with different rep/weight schemes. Multiple attempts at this challenge using different schemes will give you a nice understanding of the difference between muscular failure, cardiorespiratory failure, and systemic failure (muscular failure and cardiorespiratory failure combined, or at least in close proximity to one another).
Post your strategy and results for the 2007-lb challenge to Comments.