Let’s face it – we live in SoCal and we live pretty fast lives. One of the many resons we love CrossFit is because we can do more things quicker and better than others can, and this goes into so many aspects of our lives. Check deposit? Do it through your phone now, we aint got time for a drive through bank anymore!
But speed at certain tasks is only good if it allows us to use that time for other aspects of our lives, like to learn more about our selves, how our bodies operate optimally, and improve our path towards ongoing progression.
And this is coming from me – I love doing things quickly – I love Oly lifts because they’re the fastest, I love sprinting, and box jumps. And it’s because of this that I’m looking forward to these 8 weeks of the Whole Life Challenge to help me slow everything down a bit. I have great, Paleo meals every day already, but I rush my Post-Work out recovery. It happens, but if I said it was my ‘full effort’, that wouldn’t be the case. And not that I’ll be able to do that forever, I’m not trying to make this bigger than it is, but I am looking forward to finding a space for new connections with how my body operates by doing a few things differently, even though I might even add them back in. Finding ‘the best’ is an ongoing journey, and getting outside my comfort area is a necessary part of proper analysis for anything we want to excel at.
So yeah, I am looking forward to slowing things down and making sure I have the proper food to eat post workout instead of my trusty shake. My shake is awesome, but what else is there that I can improve? Don’t know until I try. Then, can I use that time I’m preparing that food for the day to get in an extra round of mobilization or maintenance work on my habitually achy hands? Not sure, but I’m willing to try. That’s worked for me in every aspect that I’ve tried it in so far – be open, be willing to try something outside your comfort zone, and take a look at the data when your done.
Go back, repeat, learn more. But first, it’s time to slow it down.
-WLC WOD: For the Prelims (Sat, Sept 15 at High Voltage) and the Finals (Saturday, Nov 10)
AMRAP (reps) in 9 minutes of:
7 kettlebell swings ( 24/16)
50m run (25m down and 25m back)
– score is the total number of burpees and kettlebell swings
Post the number of rounds you think you can get to comments.
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Our 3 finalists from ITP 2.0 stayed late into Thursday night taking their Level 2 High Voltage Instructor test. Ryan Felix, Ryan House, & Matt Kloeris each busted their ass all summer learning the material, got grilled over and over again on how to become a better coach, scaling, movement faults & fixes, coaching progressions, culminating in last nights practical & written exams. Will we see them on the floor assisting & demo-ing (?) soon? Yup, you guessed it. I’m going to make them sweat it out over the weekend.
But really, and even though I AM doing that, they did an absolutely incredible job and gave it their full effort for the entire program. Our first ITP set an extremely high bar with their levels of commitment and expertise, so I’m glad to see our latest group of awesome Coaches in Training rise to the occasion.
Give them a big High Voltage ‘yeah buddy’ in comments and be sure to ask them 1,000 questions when they’re in your classes – they’re ready for it.
All Levels CrossFit
Level 1 CrossFit
| A1. Hang Power Snatch
||Skill: Rope Pulls|
|A2. 20 seconds AMRAP Rope Climb (scale to rope pulls, etc.)|
|B. 5 Rounds, 30 seconds per station