Friday, May 19
Weekly Roundup! 1. Here's a CrossFit HQ post from the other day that fits nicely into my theory from yesterday about the programming at this year's Regionals. Read the caption on this one too!
Pictured: A theoretical hierarchy of development for a sub-par competitor. "CrossFit was born in the garage. Grunt work and adapting to the unknown are in our DNA even if cool equipment is easier to come by now. Still, we swing cinder blocks in Holiday Inn parking lots, do pull-ups on palm trees and generally annoy people with our quest for fitness everywhere we go. We make do, and we find ways to train. We take pride in lifting weird objects in the backyard just because we can, we love challenges, and we train our clients to thrive outside the gym. So please, let’s stop worrying about the lack of barbells at Regionals or in any workout." Continue reading "Bar None: Deal With It" in the CrossFit Journal. Link in bio.
2. Are you a brick or a twinkie?
"I don’t need to tell you that weightlifting involves dealing with some pain. And this blog would be about six lines long if I applied the old “just suck it up and deal with it” mentality to the whole issue. We could just blurt out that mantra and be done with it.
But here’s the thing, brothers and sisters… It’s not always as simple as “just suck it up and deal with it.” There are a few things you need to keep in mind before you decide to use the amazingly unintelligent strategy of handling every situation the same way."
Read Your Pain Tolerance, And Your Creamy Filling: Types of Weightlifters from Catalyst Athletics.
3. And now the greatest case to ever be made for training with odd objects and getting out of the gym!
Workout for Friday, May 19 "Angie" For Time: 100 Pull Ups 100 Push Ups 100 Sit Ups 100 Air Squats *You must finish all 100 reps of each before moving to the next