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MOVEMENT TIP: The Bench Press

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A staple powerlifting movement, the Bench Press, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart, is a great at developing chest strength. However CrossFit tends to favour overhead rather than bench pressing, most likely due to the carry over of overhead work into Olympic Lifting, but possibly also due to the potential for developing…


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Following on from last week’s dips on the bar, this week we look at the Ring Dip, demonstrated here by CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart. The Ring Dip is more commonly used in CrossFit. The rings add instabiility to the movement, which builds up strength in the smaller stablising shoulder and chest muscles. However,…


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Following on from our bodyweight pushing movement theme, CrossFit Seminar staff member, James Hobart, demonstrates the Bar Dip. The bar dip is a great way to strengthen shoulders, chest and triceps and is often considered superior to the pushup as it involves moving your entire body weight. It is also a great precursor to dips…

MOVEMENT TIP: The Ring Push-Up

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CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the ring push-up. Like a normal puishup, the ring push up works to strengthen the chest, shoulder and tricep muscles, but the instability of the rings brings more of the smaller stabiliser muscles into play as well as develops more core strength. Ring push-ups are a great way…