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?
Count the Chips
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.
To Go Heavy or Light
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.
Aarone’s first Crossfit Class
It wasn’t Partner WOD Friday, but I brought a friend to class today. I was kind of nervous because I saw the WOD before she did. I was nervous about it for myself. But even more so for her because it was her first day. But she #embracedthechallenge.
It’s not about getting first place
“It’s not about getting first place. It’s getting the best out of yourself each time and every time” – Meb Keflezighi
Get Taller Before You Get Smaller – Advice from Coach Marina
“Get Taller Before You Get Smaller”; That’s the name of the game with squat cleans. Achieving full hip extension and getting under the bar quickly is a must
We all know you want to get in the box and throw around some weights and get your muscle ups on. But you can’t ignore mobility training. Well, you can ignore it… but if you do, you’ll regret it down the road.
I have a love/hate relationship with rest days. One day I was talking to a friend about some health issues I was going through and she said to me, “I’m afraid the doctors are just going to tell you to rest for a while. But you don’t know how to rest…” It’s true. I’m probably an active rest girl! It’s hard to get me to sit down for any period of time…and that’s good and bad…
Freddy’s Revenge is a 2008 workout that was designed to highlight the strengths of Freddy Camacho, in a WOD against Jason Khalipa, winner of the 2008 Games, Pat Barber (4th overall), Kallista Pappas (the youngest competitor in the open division at age 14 in 2008) and Adrian Bozman. Freddy Camacho was the oldest person in the room. In fact he was old enough to be just about every other person’s father. But his heart as young and strong as his competitors.
Grace is a benchmark workout that consists of 30 clean and jerks at 135lbs for men, 95lbs for women. So my goal has been to do Grace at the prescribed weight, 95lbs.