If you've been so lucky to grace the "Hurt Locker" at Heart Core, you've probably seen this come up on the whiteboard. We are excited to finally share some training tips on how to improve your efficiency with this move. Whether you have tried it or not, we can tell you there are many ways of executing - and there are tips to making it happen with less energy and effort. If you haven't quite gotten there, or have no idea what we're talking about, don't worry we've got you covered.
Toes to bar means literally hanging from a bar with your hands, and tapping that bar with your toes, which counts as 1 rep. Coach has asked you for 10 reps in a row... and you will see how quickly fatigue sets in. The "grippers", back muscles, and core strength plus stability are some of the major players in this game. Maybe you're super flexible and have great abs; in which case you can just hang from the bar and reach up with your feet to tap the bar, however even those will get tiring real quick... so how do we improve this? We've found awesome tips online from Karin Giardino that include training movements that take you through the 3 key elements (core strength & midline stability • lat activation & strength • grip). These suggested exercises in the link, will help build your body up for toes to bar, with beginner and advanced suggestions; because hey - EVERYONE can still improve their execution > Read on beasts...
Another juicy tip line on what NOT to do and how even the tightest hamstring can achieve toe to bar from WODPrep Channel on ye olde tube. Toe to Bar Mistakes
We wish all of those participating in "The Open" the BEST of BEASTLY LUCK. You vs. You; Pace Yourselves - there's four more to go after this week, so best treat your body right with enough recovery, active rest, high quality fuel (aka food), and of course lots of clean water! #crushinggoals #takenoprisoners #bethechange