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Jennifer Conlin 02-04-2007 02:41 PM

Yup, pushing the envelope Crossfit DC takes on Yoga. Don't mess with Winnie!
Who said CF's can't do yoga!?!?

Michael Manseau 02-04-2007 02:53 PM

Who said yogi's can't do Crossfit? :angel_no:

Sarena Kopciel 02-04-2007 05:04 PM

Here at Crossfit NYC we all do yoga as part of our warm up and cool down!

Michael Manseau 02-04-2007 06:11 PM

Sarena; I've been trying to get my wife to do Crossfit & she's been after me to do Yoga, I think she'll win (don't tell her).
Are you doing any particular type of yoga for the warm up/cool downs?

Tom Brose 02-04-2007 06:30 PM

Yes, we are adding in some yoga to CrossFit. Its no joke, and requires the same need to focus under duress as the workout. Also helps with recovery big time. I have supertight shoulders and hips, which are a big limitation in BJJ. Yoga is helping me to get a lot better on the ground.

Jen, thanks for the pics, and for coaching with Jerry and Russ

Sarena Kopciel 02-04-2007 07:02 PM

Our trainers lead us into diff stretches--incl down dog, cobra, plank, side plank, lunges, splits....All these yoga moves have carryover in numerous directions. Michael, yoga is so awesome! I recently did a yoga teacher training. That's where i met Keith--my CF coach! Working with him has totally changed my yoga practice, my body comp and stregnth! CF has given me so much as well. They can each go hand in hand. Try it--you'll appreciate it and probably come to love it!

Michael Manseau 02-04-2007 07:14 PM

Sarena, many reason I'm interested is the flexibility & to a degree...the calming effect.
My wife is taking Ashtanga, now to slip that into the mix as well.

Jason Lopez-Ota 02-04-2007 10:46 PM

Yoga is pretty awesome I think. It works great for improving flexibility and is relaxing.

Blair Robert Lowe 02-04-2007 11:10 PM

I find a few yoga postures and movements are good for warming up/down. Gymnastics and yoga have some crossover in various stuff. One of the coaches at the gym is also something of a yoga instructor, so that gets crossovered.

Jason Lopez-Ota 02-05-2007 02:26 AM

The power yoga instructer at my gym does tuck planches as part of her routine.

Maiko Davidson 02-06-2007 07:56 AM

What timing...just when I was start looking for a yoga studio CFDC starts incorporating yoga into the class! Can things get any better??

Awesome guys, and thanks for the pics Jen!! :biggrinthumb:

Barry Cooper 02-06-2007 08:58 AM

I do the "circles" to warm up, and often the Burgener Warmup, which involves some limbering/loosening up.

I just started ending--after the 5 minute gasping Savasana--with the Proud Warrior pose for about a minute in each direction, Coach Sommer's thing where you stand on a platform with a 25 lb plate and do hamstring stretch, and 20 or so shoulder dislocates, trying to get the hands in. That--plus the de rigeur efforts to improve my handstand--is about all I have patience for. I tweaked the warmup another way, too, but that's another post.

Tom Brose 02-06-2007 09:16 AM

"What timing...just when I was start looking for a yoga studio CFDC starts incorporating yoga into the class! Can things get any better?? "


You could come back.

Let me know how those knees are doing.

Maiko Davidson 02-06-2007 11:54 AM

lol, that was sweet Tom!! I WILL come back definitely, the way things are going it'll probably be later in the month, but I'll be back!!!

The knees feel practically normal again. The only time they feel funny is if I keep my legs bent for a while when lying down, but even then it's not bad. Hopefully by the time my sundays are free again they'll be back to normal! :yahoo:

Skip Chase 02-06-2007 02:16 PM

Mt Baker CrossFit includes Yoga classes on the schedule.

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