Done Grasshoppers And Parallette Passthroughs

"Gymnastics uses every single part of your body, every little tiny muscle that you never even knew."
Shannon Miller

Last week, a CrossFit workout showed up on the main page that had a couple of movements I had never tried before. They looked interesting, so I decided I wanted to do this workout:

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
3 Wall climbs
10 Up-downs
5 Parallette pass-throughs (forward + back = 1)
10 Grasshoppers (right + left = 1)

All four of these movements are intended to improve gymnastics skills. This was the demo video attached to the workout:

If it looks difficult to you, you are correct. We gave this workout a shot, and Jeremiah and Mat both scored better than I did. The wall climbs were especially harsh on the shoulders and core.

A paralette passthrough was an interesting movement. It involved transferring from a planked position with hands on the paralettes to an upward facing position. Both the start and end positions should be in the hollow body or as
Carl and Kelly call it, the Position.

The grasshopper was tough, especially since my mobility is not where I want it to be. For this movement, we had to touch the forearm with the opposite shin. Right shin to left forearm then left shin to right forearm where the hands are planted in front of the body.

This was a brutal workout, but at least it was only 20 minutes. Both of these movements were pretty great. I felt they tested my flexibility as well as my core and shoulder strength. After it was over, my hips felt totally stuck. I had to stretch throughout the rest of the day. Here's some video of all four of the movements in this workout:

I would definitely do these again. In fact, I think I need to periodically put these in a skill or warm up session before a workout.
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