"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."

C.S. Lewis

Here's Coach Dave Tate on torso training for the squat and deadlift. Seeing as how these movements are extremely demanding on the torso we're assured something of interest in Coach Tate’s approach.


Workout of the Day

Let's give the hips and legs a little break today! We've got three options today depending on your fitness ability. Pick one.

Warm-up, including sit-ups and back extensions.

Do 100 pull-ups and 100 dips on the Gravitron or other assisted pull-up/dip device.


Do 50 pull-ups and 50 dips without assistance.


Do 15 muscle-ups on the rings.

Finish with sit-ups and back extensions.

Regardless of which option you choose submit the number of sets and time it took to complete the assignment. In the case of assisted pull-ups/dips also submit the amount of assistance.

Feedback, comments, questions as usual send to feedback@crossfit.com