The Medicine Ball Clean is 9 of the 9 CrossFit Movements
Whether you are a trainer, gym owner, or just an average Joe that wants to get in shape with CrossFit, I highly recommend you master the 9 CrossFit movements. Learning how to perform them effectively as an athlete or as coach will drastically improve your personal fitness and that of your client’s.
Remember: Fit clients tell all their friends and fit Joe’s take their shirts off at the beach…so become a better CrossFitter or Coach by mastering the basics!
The 9 CrossFit Movements
The Medicine Ball Clean
The medicine ball clean looks simple enough right? Well don’t let it fool you, it’s not easy to do well, especially for those new to CrossFit. It is the fundamental training tool that CrossFit has used to train the foundations of the Olympic lifts to newbies.
The medicine ball clean is the most complex of the 9 CrossFit movements and mastering it can pay huge dividends in your fitness or that of your client’s fitness. It is a great training and teaching tool.
I remember how destroyed I felt after doing medball cleans as practice in a group for 10 minutes at my level one certification. The first ‘official’ CrossFit workout I did was at the same level 1. The end of day 1 workout was a 7-minute AMRAP of: 7 push-ups and 7 medball cleans. Dude…do that workout and see for yourself…super gnarly WOD..(a great baseline WOD for intros at your box)
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