Monday, July 2

We will be closed Wednesday, July 4 and Thursday Morning, July 5. We will open at 8 am on July 5 and will have a full schedule the remainder of the day (8:30 am and all kids classes too). 

Here's a great article sent to me by the great Dawn! How Technology and Smarts Help Athletes Push the Limits

We keep seeing world records broken in all sports, but how much can be attributed to the technology involved in sports now? Or are humans just getting bigger, faster and stronger due to evolution?

I think this is a fascinating question, and I find something comforting in knowing that we may not be all that different from the people 50 or 100 years ago. 

Usain Bolt's 100 m record (9.77 s) isn't that much faster than Jesse Owens' fastest time in 1936 (10.2 s). Yes, a half a second is a long time in the 100m, but what if Owens had the same track and shoes as Bolt?

"A demonstration included in a 2014 Ted Talk given by sports journalist David Epstein showed that if Owens had run on the same surface as Bolt, Owens’s best time in the 100 meters (10.2 seconds)—accomplished shortly before the 1936 Olympics—could have been within one stride of Bolt’s performance in the 100 meters (9.77 seconds) at the 2013 World Championships."

We will probably never know the complete answer to this question, but we do know the technology helps a lot. Read the full article for more examples and think about what technology you use today that aids your performance.

Workout for Monday, July 2
12 min Clock
Build to Heavy Hang Snatch for Today
- 2 minute Rest and Transition - 
1 Hang Snatch

7 min AMRAP
Burpees (to Target)

CrossFit 616