Resting 60 seconds between sets:
Three rounds of:
30 Abmat situps
*You choose the weight!
CrossFit is intended to be a basic strength and conditioning program. We often see this application in the sport of CrossFit or the CrossFit games but what about CrossFit across the lifespan?
CrossFit for older adults is a topic I have been thinking about lately. Do the functional movements we learn help them improve the ability to move through life? My argument is whole hearted yes!
I want you to read through the following list and think about how that might be functional for an older adult
Box step ups
What did you come up with for each of these? Here are my thoughts
Being able to take the stairs!
Getting up out of bed or sitting up off the floor
Being able to go from laying down to standing without the use of stable aids
Picking a heavy object into a car
Being able to get something on-to or off a higher shelf
While these might seem like simple things, they go a long way for keeping independence longer. Check out the video above to see an awesome affiliate that has specific class for it's older adults. I hope it leaves you as inspired as I was about keeping my fitness up through CrossFit.
Written by Jenna Robinson
Video source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9RpsoQCToY