You’re never “too tall” or “too short” to do CrossFit, but you may be either one of those things when it comes to sharing a rack with a buddy.
Although named after a beautiful flower, this workout wasn’t so pretty! Our #workoutoftheweek was a test of strategy and knowing your strengths.
Breaking it into even, simple rep schemes seemed like a good idea at first, but many of us came to find that those “nice” numbers for one movement didn’t make for a consistent showing on the other. And when you dropped off the bar? 10 more double unders.
Would you have done it differently if you had to do it again? If you missed it at home, give it a try and let us know what you went with!
You may not know he’s a Geologist and you may not know he’s a surfer, but if you take a class with Jason you know he’s always there with an open mind. He asks questions. He wants all the feedback and he applies it. If he can’t get it right then, he practices so that he can do better next time.
We like that about him.
Be like Jason!
Gymnastics, light weights, heavy weights, and the heaviest of breathing! These workouts separately were both excellent tests in their own way, but together they represented what CrossFit preaches about what fitness really is.
“The fitness that CrossFit advocates and develops is deliberately broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.”
– CrossFit Level 1 Training Guide
Do you ever find you’ll compare yourself to others, just to end the thought with “well, they can do that because they’re young/short/tall/muscular/small/big..”
What if, instead of focusing on the “luck” you think they have been given, you create that luck for yourself?
Get upside down, they said. Who knew wall walks could be so tiring? This tested skill, muscular endurance, and accuracy with a standard that punished instability.
While it was different than other Open workouts we’ve seen in the past, it was more accessible to complete this year than ever.
Props to CFHQ for expanding this competition to those working out at home, with no equipment, and even adding an expansive Adaptive Athlete division!
This is John.
You know him as the guy that can move weight around. We know him as the resilient one. The guy that has a whole lot going on at any given time, but still shows up. He shows up for himself and he shows up for (and with) his boys. And it’s no surprise they’re following closely behind in his footsteps.
Be like John.