Saturday 27.4.19

In teams of 2

“FoxWOD”

The CrossFit community is joining forces to bring awareness to the benefits of exercise to those affected with Parkinson’s.

The FoxWOD is a CrossFit Benefit Workout for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the Parkinson’s Foundation. The workout promises to be long, unrelenting AMRAP and will, at times, restrict your movements just like Parkinson’s.

Unlike Parkinson’s, there will be scaling options.

AMRAP 45

25 double unders

6 hand-release push ups

4 strict pull ups

2 “Fox” complex

400m weighted run together

“Fox” complex =

12 deadlifts @ 42.5/30kg

6 front-racked lunges

3 push press

Partners perform each round I-Go-You-Go

Whilst one partner works, the other partner must hold a 15/10kg plate locked out overhead. Any time the plate is lowered or touches the ground before a round is completed will result in a penalty of 5 synchro burpees over the bar.

The plate must be carried on the run.

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Currently, 5 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease; an incurable, progressive, degenerative neurologic disease often associated with a resting tremor.

Individuals with Parkinson’s can benefit from exercise by improving symptom management including tremors, muscle stiffness, slowness in movements and loss of balance.

There is strong medical evidence that exercise improves gait, balance, flexibility, range of motion and body control. Parkinson’s symptoms have been shown to improve with CrossFit.

CrossFit-based training can also reduce the risk of fall related injuries by strengthening bones, ligaments, and, of course, muscles.

Those wishing to donate can contact us on info@crossfitallied.co.uk, or visit https://push4parkinsons.org/ for more information

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