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Hang clean below knee 2-2-2-2-2
Back squat 3-3-3
Clean pull 3-3-3

Post weight to BTWB.

The Long Game Part 2: the missing chapter from Delve on Vimeo.

In this day and age we are always looking for instant gratification.  When we see complex movements being performed in CrossFit most of us feel that we should be able to master said movements quickly.  We get frustrated and down, but the truth is that much practice is required.  I found the above video really interesting.  Now it’s not everyday Leonardo da Vinci is a topic on a CrossFit Blog, but the video tells the story of some of the great artists of history, including da Vinci, and how they struggled for many years before being recognized for their greatness.  The title is a little misleading but the video is very good and worth a watch.

Do you see the correlation with CrossFit as well?   Some of the more complex movements and skills take months to figure out and years to become fluid in.  Many of us have been trying to get butterfly pull ups, muscle ups, or handstand push ups but haven’t quite mastered them yet.  Or how about double unders?  Seems like a simple task but takes a lot of practice to get really efficient at them.

My point is that many difficult movements take time and practice to master as many great artists of the past struggled for many years, so to do we with CrossFit exercises.  Keep practicing and working on your technique have patience and they will come!  Even da Vinci struggled for many years before becoming the da Vinci we know today as one of the greatest artists to have ever lived.  

Watch the video and leave comments if you enjoyed the video or have some thoughts of your own.  You can also navigate to part one of the video series as well to watch the beginning. 

Competitors Program Note:

We’ve had a great response so far and many people have signed up.  If you have any questions, please email eric@crossfitverve.com.  If you are interested in signing up, please do so by Thursday June 26th.  We will have our first chalk talk the following week to hand out assessment sheets and talk about filling them out.  Time and date to follow.  

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