Vestibular Stimulation

JT Scott | 10/21/2018 | 5

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!

Handstand Work
(wall, freestanding, walking, etc)

4 Rounds for Time
10 Pushups
15 Wallballs (20/14)
20 KB Swings (1.5/1)

5 comments for “Vestibular Stimulation

  1. JoshMc says:

    WoD: 9:37 Rx

  2. Roger says:

    WOD: Rx-ish. WBs to 9ft target instead of 10ft.

  3. Roger says:

    putting my time might help future me remember how long it took me.

  4. Nadav says:

    WOD: 8:15 @ 16KBS, 14WB, and push-ups (from the floor)
    I should have done more weight in the KBS, well.. next time

  5. Jon says:

    WoD: 9:11 @ 16# WB, 1.25 Pd KB

    My goal was to keep the pushups really honest the whole way through and to do everything else unbroken. I think the wallball scaling was juuuust right, but I should have just gone Rx on the KB.

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