Tuesday, June 12
I think we've talked about this before, but it came up in the Journal today and we have an event this Saturday, so it needs to be addressed again. When does form get sacrificed for intensity? My thought is that you should train with perfect (or as close as you can get) form. You should be pushing yourself, but save the abandonment of technique for game day. If we practice perfect form, it won't suffer quite so bad when the intensity is taken to the next level. With that being said, when you reach max effort, form will suffer. We want to train right on or below that line and when it's time to compete, then we can step over. It's not worth opening yourself up to injury because you want to win the 5:30 pm class WOD. One of the reasons I think competitions are good is because it gives us the opportunity to test those limits. How fast can you go? Is it your mind or body holding you back? What do you need to work on? The answers can be found in competition and pushing ourselves beyond what we thought possible. We probably need to experiment with this some in the comfort of our own gym so we know what it feels like. But I don't think we need to go there every day. It's too taxing on the body and we are sacrificing good technique and form too often.
Here's the CrossFit Journal preview discussing this. It doesn't say much here except that if your form is perfect, you're not going fast enough. That's all well and good, but you have to be ready for that. He's talking about taking a 5 minute Fran and making it 3 minutes. This is for the well conditioned athlete so don't go crazy here.
Workout for Tuesday, June 12 Warmup Run 400 m 3 Rounds 10 Scorpions 10 Superman 10 Wall Squats
Strength Front Squat 8(75%)-6(80%)-4(85%)-2(90%)
WOD 8 Minute AMRAP 15 KB Swings 15 KB Push Press Right 15 KB Front Squats 15 KB Push Press Left