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CrossFit Teens

In a CrossFit teen class (Ages 12 to 16yrs.), the structure is designed for older kids and is similar to a regular class structure.  The class length is 45  minutes long and parents are not expected to stay and are permitted to drop them off at the gym.  It starts out at the whiteboard with a briefing by the coach of what the agenda is for that day’s class.  Followed by the whiteboard discussion, there is a warm up, skill work, workout of the day (WOD) and sometimes a bit more skill work, stretching, and mobility.  The workouts vary in style, length, and nature which keeps them fun and interesting.  There are team workouts as well which allows them to work together and build a team environment.  Teens do not use weights until the coach has spent many months training them and working with their technique.  While we address olympic lifting techniques, we use pvc pipes and an occasional light weight (5-10lb) kettle bell, medicine ball or dumbell, but will not use a loaded barbell.  It is a privilege to graduate to a barbell and weights. This must be earned by consistently going to class, a good attitude, and performing proper technique.

They will learn a variety of movements including the squat, overhead squat, press, thruster, push press, push jerk, deadlift, sumo deadlift high pull and hang power clean.  Along with these techniques, an array of other movements such as pull-ups, push-ups, handstands, sit-ups, shuttle runs, sprints, box jumps, and more will be taught and implemented.  This variety makes every class unique, exciting, and new.  No two workouts are alike.  Teens are encouraged to set short and long term goals and record their results to see their improvement and growth in fitness.