Gymnastics is one of the three foundational modalities of CrossFit, along with weightlifting and monostructural metabolic-conditioning movements. Gymnasts are known to be extremely well rounded athletes and incredibly coach-able because of their awareness of their own bodies, mechanics, and capabilities.
As such, Gymnastics demand athletes to be highly technical, and by training with the proper mechanics in gymnastics our athletes will be able to work at peak performance for longer periods of time during their CrossFit workouts. Furthermore, gymnastics training produces impressive strength gains without requiring an external load.
A strength and conditioning regimen devoid of gymnastics practice and skills is deficient
One of the most fundamental aspects of working on gymnastics and body-weight movements is the building of body awareness: the understanding of what the body is doing from fingertips to toes within space and time, whether the body is upright, inverted or somewhere in between. It’s about being able to control your body rather than having your body control you. Imagine what improved body awareness and control could do when applied to other CrossFit movements involving objects such as barbells and kettlebells.