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Old 10-10-2008, 04:24 AM   #1
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What are the 9 Foundational Movements?

What are the 9 foundational movements of Crossfit?
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:41 AM   #2
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Re: What are the 9 Foundational Movements?

1)dead lift, 2)sumo deadlift high pull, 3)clean, 4)squat, 5)front squat, 6)overhead squat, 7)press, 8)push press, 9)jerk
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:59 AM   #3
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Re: What are the 9 Foundational Movements?

Let me think,
  1. Walk
  2. Run
  3. Climb (pull up)
  4. Lift from the floor, to the hip and/or to the shoulders (DL & clean)
  5. Carrying things while walking/running (on hands, shoulders, back, etc)
  6. Sitting and standing (squat, yes it is)
  7. Getting up
  8. throwing things
  9. jumping in whatever direction is needed
And infinite combinations of the above....
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:23 AM   #4
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Re: What are the 9 Foundational Movements?

Aren't there an "official" 9 foundation movements?
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:46 AM   #5
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Re: What are the 9 Foundational Movements?

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1)dead lift, 2)sumo deadlift high pull, 3)clean, 4)squat, 5)front squat, 6)overhead squat, 7)press, 8)push press, 9)jerk
I'd say pull ups, dips and variations thereof are more integral to CF (or anything else) than the sumo deadlift high pull. Especially since the only way I've seen CF'ers (the only people to actually do it) do the SDHP it's really a sumo deadlift followed by an upright row. Although thinking about it it isn't really a sumo deadlift either because it's always done touch and go. "Sumo stance RDL and upright row complex" doesn't sound as cool though I suppose.
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:13 AM   #6
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Re: What are the 9 Foundational Movements?

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I'd say pull ups, dips and variations thereof are more integral to CF (or anything else) than the sumo deadlift high pull. Especially since the only way I've seen CF'ers (the only people to actually do it) do the SDHP it's really a sumo deadlift followed by an upright row. Although thinking about it it isn't really a sumo deadlift either because it's always done touch and go. "Sumo stance RDL and upright row complex" doesn't sound as cool though I suppose.
Well, you would be misguided in your saying so. The question was for THE 9 fundamental movements, not "SOME arbitrary 9 movements." To that end the questions was answered correctly by Bob. Those are the 9 movements taught first at the certs. Those movements build the foundations of most of the others used in CF.
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:33 AM   #7
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Re: What are the 9 Foundational Movements?

I didn't know there were 9 official foundation movements and now that I do I'm surprised not one of them is a gymnastics movement. I'm also surprised to learn that people are actually taught the upright row deal. Oh well.
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:46 AM   #8
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Re: What are the 9 Foundational Movements?

Can anyone explain what exactly makes these 9 movements foundational or how exactly they are chosen?
I'm especially curious why the press, push press, and jerk are foundational when they are essentially the same motion with different amounts of hip thrust.
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:56 AM   #9
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1)dead lift, 2)sumo deadlift high pull, 3)clean, 4)squat, 5)front squat, 6)overhead squat, 7)press, 8)push press, 9)jerk
Exactly

And to be a bit more precise we could organize them as follow:

1-Air Squat => 4-Front Squat => 7-OverHead Squat
2-Shoulder Press => 5-Push Press => 8-Push Jerk
3-Deadlift => 6-Sumo Deadlift High Pull => 9-Medecine Ball Clean

You can look at it like 3 levels. I prefer progressing through 1-2-3 first so my clients complete the first "level" and then move on to 4-5-6 so they complete "level 2" and so on for the last level. It really builds up if you think about it.

As to why those are the 9 Basics movements I think pretty much any other movement we'll do can be broken down into those 9 movements, those 9 movements also build a solid base on which you can build "elite Fitness"
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:13 AM   #10
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As to why those are the 9 Basics movements I think pretty much any other movement we'll do can be broken down into those 9 movements, those 9 movements also build a solid base on which you can build "elite Fitness"
Clearly I am admitting my ignorance in this matter and the fact that I have never been to a cert, so I was wondering if you could elaborate that a bit more.

All of these 9 movements are a foundation to every Crossfit movement? Or are we just talking about the Crossfit lifts? Because I'm thinking and I don't understand how any of these 9 movements could form the basis of running, situps, pushing motions (pushup, bench press, dip, handstand pushup), or pulling motions (pullups, rowing, rope climb). I'm not disagreeing with the list, I'm just totally in the dark here.
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