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Warm-Up With Chris Hinshaw
Chris Hinshaw is a professional triathlete, renowned endurance coach and instructor for the CrossFit Aerobic Capacity Course. At Tennessee Tech, Hinshaw leads a group of elite CrossFit Games competitors through a series of warm-up drills.

The drills—24 in all—begin with prep work for the hips and lower body. The first five are called high-knee karaoke, over the hurdle, knee to chest, figure four and lunge.

“So what we do … is we focus on the hips. We do a lot of emphasis there early on because that’s the area where CrossFit athletes are really the tightest,” Hinshaw explains to the group, which includes Games champs Rich Froning Jr. and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet.

Drills six through 12 are called lunge with a torso twist, toe touch, high knees, butt kicks, straight leg, sidestep and sidestep jumping jack. Hinshaw then moves on to warming up the upper body with sitting arm swings and standing arm swings.

The next drills work on the knees and ankles: toes-out walk, toes-in walk, walk on heels, walk on toes, walk on outside of foot, walk on inside of foot and 50-yard hashmarks. The final drills feature short runs of 20, 40 and 60 yards at about 80 percent of max effort.

“The key to a good running warm-up is really not to overstretch your muscles. You want that tension. You want that spring-like effect,” Hinshaw says.

Warm Up
Estimated Total Session Time:
1 Hour (Everything Included)

**1. Movement Prep/Activation and Increasing Heart Rate**
Hinshaw Warm-Up
– Set the clock for 12 mins and get through what you can –

**2. Workout Prep**
2 sets
100m Run
15 Double Unders
5 Push Ups (add deficit on Set 2)
– rest 30 seconds between sets –

But I’ve come through
4 Rounds
200m Run
75 Double Unders
– Rest 2:00 –
4 Rounds
200m Run
25 Deficit Push Ups (4in/2in) or 25 Dumbbell Bench (50’s/35’s)
– Rest 2:00 –
4 rounds
200m Run
75 Double Unders

10:00 Muscle Transition Practice

Advanced – 3-5 Muscle Up Transitions On the minute (7 mins) * Straight legs/strict dip *
Intermediate – 3-5 Banded Muscle Up Transitions On the minute (7 mins)
Novice: 3-5 Muscle Up Transitions On the minute (7 mins) * Use legs + Jumping Dip *
Beginner: Practice!

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