ACCESSORISE THIS TRIBAL ALLEGIANCE
Smashing out Olympic lifts may be doing wonders for your rep, but it’s also putting your range of motion in serious jeopardy. Work in these smaller-scale accessory moves from Walton, and not only will they prolong your performance on training days, they’ll also scale-up your PBS much faster than your local Box’s big hitters. Don’t forget: big weights good, but small weights better.
1/ ELEVATED HIP BRIDGE 4 SETS OF 12 REPS WITH 60SEC REST
Activate your glutes. Sit with shoulders against a bench and feet shoulder-width apart on the floor ( A). Thrust your hips upward, hold firm at the top ( B), then lower. Crossfit athletes have to stretch, too.
2/ PALLOF PRESS 3 SETS OF 12 REPS WITH 60SEC REST
Big lifts require a strong core. Stand side-on to the cable machine with feet just over shoulder-width ( A). Hold the handle in front of your chest and press until your arms are straight ( B). Do three sets a side. And, yes, feel free to up the weight next time.
3/ SHOULDER GLIDE 3 SETS OF 15 REPS WITH 60SEC REST
Activate your shoulder retractors by holding out a resistance band then gradually move your shoulders forward, arms straight ( A). Now ‘pull’ your shoulders back, without bending your arms ( B). Less impressive than a squat snatch? Maybe – but done correctly, just as tricky.