Wednesday 100825

Five rounds of 1:00 minute of work, 1:00 minute of rest:

You must complete 30 kettlebell swings (24kg/16kg) each round

Tally reps under 30 for each round together and row that sum in calories in 1:00.  If you do not complete the number of calories assigned, you must run one mile for time.

Post total missed reps and penalty assignment to comments.

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Favorite pic of all time – it took a huge effort from all these people to make an event special.

There's an analogy used by CrossFit to describe the balance between form and intensity.  It involves three sharpshooters and three targets.  The first sharpshooter shoots his weapon incredibly fast, enough to wow even the best sharpshooters.  Unfortunately, his speed is his own worst enemy, as he rarely hits the target.  The second sharpshooter is remarkably accurate.  Out of 10 shots, all were bull's-eye except for one.  But, although his technique and accuracy are unbelievable, he shoots far too slow. The third shooter shoots well and at a good pace.  He hits a few bull-eye's, has the majority of the shots hit near the center of the target, but a few are off target.  He shoots quickly and accurately.

Which sharpshooter are you?  We hope that you are most similar to the third sharpshooter.  We'd like to see every athlete practice form for a given movement until that movement becomes second nature.  At that point push the intensity until form is sacrificed and stay just below this threshold.  We want you to push your intensity to a point where you are able to hold 9 out of 10 reps with solid form.  If you push to hard, range of motion and mechanics are sacrificed too often and the workout becomes less effective.  Hold back too much and your form may be perfect, but the workout lacks all intensity. 

Find the balance between form and intensity. 

Comments

  1. Cueball :

    I love this Castro analogy and it has resonated in me since I watched it on CFJ. Looking forward to this WOD tomorrow!
    Been making excuses and putting other things in front of my dedication to CF and it’s time that I get back to business and involved in this inspirational community.
    PS who has big dogs that Titan can play with? He is in need of bigger dogs that can handle his paws of death!

  2. Slaughter :

    I strive to every day.
    Also: I love the suck. I really do.

  3. Justin :

    I really enjoyed the event, hard work, awesome athletes, and laughs, this picture shows. I miss you all a ton.

  4. ALVIN :

    I JUST WANTED TO THANK EVERYONE AT VERVE FOR MAKING ME FEEL WELCOME, COMING ALL THE WAY OUT FROM TEXAS. YOU ALL WERE GREAT!! SPEACIAL THANKS TO EMILY FOR TEACHING ME TO PUT MY “THUMB TO MY BUM”. CLASSIC, I WON’T FORGET IT!!
    THANKS AGAIN… ALVIN.

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