Sunday, March 11, 2012

Monday

Matt swings

Rob works mobility


 The CrossFit Open has been really interesting so far!  We thought we were giving it our all every day, but we have really cranked up the intensity to eleven on those competition WODs.  

  There is a temptation to do these WODs over and over again to get "just one more rep."  I know that feeling: you were this close to getting another few reps, to getting that toes to bar, to completing that round.  However, doing the same workout multiple times is counterproductive and goes against the spirit of CrossFit.  (It is supposed to be constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement, after all.)  It can lead to overuse injuries, something many of us turned to CrossFit to avoid and burnout. 

  Your standing in this CrossFit Open is not so much about this one workout, or these several workouts.  It is about the work that you have put in over the whole year.  It is about the skills that you worked on for ten minutes a day every day.  It is about the strength you built adding two and a half or five pounds on the bar every week.  It is about your dedication to your mobility and recovery every day that allows you to get that bar overhead and keeps your tissues from gluing together after a long day at the office.  It is about your decision to bring a lunch every day instead of eating from the vending machines and it is about saying no to the cake/chips/deep fried Twinkies/crack your friends, family, and coworkers want to share with you.

  Take this competition cycle as a snapshot of where you are at today, and imagine yourself doing next year's competition.  Where do you want to be next year?

Lift:
Snatch 3-3-3-1-1-1

WoD:
AMRAP 20
20 KB Swings 24/16
400 meter Run

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