180313 - Tips Tuesday - Grip?

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MONKEY PAW (No thumb) 
This is not the recommended grip! Here's the reason why! 
Skill Transfer: There's not many times in CrossFit where we grip something without our thumb wrapped around. 
Strength: Using our thumb activates more muscles in our forearm and therefore your grip strength and endurance increases. 
Safety: When kipping gets involved, it's safer to have a firm grip and a wrapped thumb to stay on the bar instead of flying off! 

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FALSE FALSE GRIP and FALSE GRIP
These grips are meant to help with chest to bars, bar muscle ups, and ring muscle ups! The positioning of the wrist on the bar or rings allows for your body weight to more easily get on top of or next to the bar or ring so that you aren't trapped underneath! 

DEATH GRIP
Hand tears comes from friction of the bar rubbing on your hand so in order to eliminate the potential for bloody gross hand rips, you can death grip the bar and rotate in your wrist instead of in your hand! Check out the video above and she shows you an example! 

SKILL - Rope Climbs

WOD - 4 Rounds
4-3-2-1
Rope Climbs
25 Double Unders
25 Push-Ups