In the gym we're constantly trying to get athletes to maintain good positions, whether it be during weightlifting, bodyweight movements, or even mono-structural conditioning elements (running, rowing, jumping, etc).   The cues you hear of "chest up" or "chest out" or "set yourself big and proud" are really just tools we use to get athletes in better positions to move external objects or their own body through space.  And really, posture is just a proper-sounding word for position.   

Good posture in the gym hopefully leads to an increased awareness around better general posture in one's daily life outside of the gym.  The folks at TedEd made this little video about the benefits of good posture - check it out:

Here are three movements (in Friday’s WOD) that are aided by good posture, and made very difficult if you generally spend time in bad postures…

I think they call that a segue.


I think they call that a non-sequitur.

WOD For 02-08-19:

2 Hang Power Snatches + 2 Overhead Squats:

12 Minutes to Build to a Top Set (NOT a max)


For Time:


Hang Power Snatches @ 75/55 lbs

Overhead Squats

Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups