I’m a huge believer in the value of being upside down. As I’ve been known to cite in class, studies have shown that vestibular stimulation has an ameliorative effect on depression symptoms. Translation: moving around, and especially getting upside down, is good for you.
Today we’re not just going upside down for the mental benefits – we’re also working towards enhancing your balance and strength, making progress towards having a free-standing handstand. In order to have one, you’ll need to build a collection of super useful skills including core stabilization, shoulder engagement, body awareness, and a whole host of transferrable capabilities that will make you a more capable human (and a better CrossFit athlete, to boot).
The workout is just a classic beater – nothin fancy, and nothin you’ll still be talking about in 5 years (LOL), but you’ll feel it. It’s just a matter of doing a lot of work fast, bearing down and staying with it, getting that metabolic burn on, and moving on to the rest of your day… where the real action happens!
(wall, freestanding, walking, etc)
4 Rounds for Time
15 Wallballs (20/14)
20 KB Swings (1.5/1)