Monday, March 26

This Wednesday is Wednesday FriendsDay! Bring a friend to any class that day to try CrossFit for the first time!


The Open is over and we finished with a bang. And a repeat. The repeat workouts are great so you can measure your progress year to year. Of course, you can do these workouts any time, but there's something about doing it officially in the Open to get the best out of you.

I (Brian) am lucky enough to have done every CrossFit Open and this workout gave me a chance to look way back. In 2011 I got 68 reps on 11.6, then in 2012 I got 72 reps on the same workout when it was 12.5. This year I got 95 reps on 18.5. I fell a little short of my goal of breaking 100, but I'm ok with it.

I have improved about 4 reps per year on this workout. That seems like a small number, but when you look at the big picture, it's pretty great. I am STILL getting fitter as I get older doing one class a day and no real extra work. I'm sure I could have dedicated time to getting better at chest-to-bar pull ups or getting stronger, but it's all about priorities. And I am ok with mine.

I guess what I am saying is this CrossFit stuff works!

It's not about your performance on one workout, it's about the process and the long game. Enjoy every single rep, every small step and every tiny PR, because those things add up. 

I'm not going to worry about not hitting 100 reps on 18.5, because the bigger goal is to feel good and continue to get a little better each day for a very long time. 

I'm sure some workouts didn't go your way, but look at the big picture and think about where you can improve. And hopefully, seven years from now, you'll still be getting better and enjoying this as much as I am.

Workout for Monday, March 26
6 Rounds for Time
1 Round of Cindy
16 Dumbbell Hang Clean and Jerks (8 on each arm)
16/12 Cal Bike

1 Round of Cindy:
5 Pull Ups
10 Push Ups
15 Air Squats

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