I did the WOD at 5:30pm and as I was finishing up round 12 and the 6:30pm class was arriving. I was thinking that I had nothing left to give and then a bunch of 6:30 folks rallied around me to encourage me to keep going. It was the best. It was the epitome of Crossfit. 5:30pm with Coaches Brittany and Brian. This WOD was no joke.
We recently completed the Crossfit Open 15.1 workout and it was a humbling experience. I went into the workout with one impression of how I would do. But my performance was nothing like what I had imagined.
When is the best time to work on virtuous form? The obvious answer is “all of the time”. You never want to move unsafely just to get through a workout. Beyond the obvious answer, “all of the time”, when is virtuous form most important?
Sometimes it feels like things are done to you, when really those things are done for you. #onthebench
CrossFit itself is defined as that which optimizes fitness (constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity).
After 7 months, I can do 12 pull-ups without a band, but not unbroken. So my friend, Katie and I made a pact to do 10 strict pull-ups everyday to help us get stronger.
Pull-ups are my nemesis. Today I did 12 out of 45 without a band. That’s two more than I’ve done before. Baby Steps.
Rowing… some of us love it, some of us hate. Most of us don’t really understand it the way we should. Will a higher damper number help me finish faster or will a lower one? And what’s this business about stroke rates and split times?
When you do a WOD that is a set number of rounds, it’s good to use poker chips to keep track of your rounds.
We did front rack lunges today during the strength WOD. So the question came up today, “what’s a good weight for this strength WOD?” Well, the answer depends on each person.