We are partnering with CrossFit Kids to bring you information to help encourage and inspire your children to incorporate health and fitness into their every day lives and to improve their ability to learn. It's important for all online school students to spend some time every day moving, playing, and exercising - not only because in some states, it's required, but because the overall benefits to health and learning are immense!
However, It is very important that you consult a doctor before you or your children begin any type of exercise. Always stop exercising immediately if you experience any shortness of breath, dizziness, or pain.
The posts provided by CrossFit Kids in this series are designed to explain the overall philosophy of CrossFit Kids, review some basic movements, and offer suggested workouts that can be incorporated at home. We will be reviewing different movements throughout the series and providing you with ideas to get your kids moving. The workouts won't be anything you can't handle and you should, by all means, join in!
Remember, this should be fun! Are you ready? 3, 2, 1...Go!
If you remember from an earlier post, functional movements are exercises that are fundamental to all things that kids need to do when they play--- pull, push, run, throw, climb, lift and jump.
The squat is one of the most functional movements in the CrossFit Kids repertoire. Its value as a central exercise in a strength-and-conditioning program and its basic utility in the real world are well-established.