Gymnastics teaches you basic movement patterns such as squatting, jumping, pulling and pushing. These body mechanics are vital and functional to your quality of everyday life. In anything new you are learning, it’s never a great idea to skip the basics. Imagine how hard it would be skipping pre-school, never learning the alphabet or 1,2,3’s but trying to read a book and calculate math. Mastery of the CrossFit Gymnastic movements will not only improve body weight movements but also how well you can move objects such as a barbell, kettlebell, medicine ball or dumbbell.