Wednesday, November 8

"Grossly underemphasized, easily forgotten, yet vital to long term success. This ideal reaches well beyond movement and fitness."

The mantra of Mechanics, Consistency, Intensity is something taught at the CrossFit Level 1 seminar. It's something we believe in and try to put into practice every day. 

Get the movement correct first. If your air squat needs work, do you think you should attempt a one-rep max back squat or a full snatch?

Does your last rep of Grace (clean and jerks) look like your first rep? If not, lighten the load and work on consistency. 

If and ONLY if you have met the first two, then add intensity in the form of weight, speed, more reps, etc...

This isn't just some idea, this is the way to train long term and avoid injury. If you let your ego get in the way, you are opening yourself up to lots of problems down the road. 

Don't forget this, but trust your coaches when they tell you it's time to add intensity too. We won't put you in a dangerous situation, but it's easy to get scared to push to that next step. We're here for you, whether that means holding you back on the weights or pushing you harder, we want you to succeed long-term. 

Workout for Wednesday, November 8
24 min EMOM
Odd: 40 Double Unders (Scale with 30 sec Practice)
Even: 1 Round of Cindy
(5 Pull Ups, 10 Push Ups, 15 Air Squats)

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