Thursday, October 1, 2009

Lookin' good. it..


Work the Jerk
Push Jerk 3 sets of 3 at 80% max

Cash out..

5 rounds
1 min row
1 min max Sit-Ups

Lookin' good (for us) is actually a byproduct of chasing performance.  We all know people who may look great, but who can barely lift a bowl of cereal. Look at olympians, or any professional athlete. They aren't concerned with how they look, but how well they play the game. Turns out that the better we play, the better we look. That's an added benefit for us CrossFitters. We change our perception of which numbers we're chasing. We're chasing a sub-5 minute Fran, or 20+ rounds for Cindy, or a 2x bodyweight deadlift. By chasing these numbers, we find we have to align the rest of our lives. We taper our lives because it might affect our workout tomorrow. Turns out, it affects our life tomorrow as well. Being prepared for your workout translates into the rest of your day in nothing but a positive way. It has to. How many other people worked so hard today, by choice, that they weren't sure they were going to finish? Only those who know what a thruster is. (okay, alright, and maybe that squirrel bolting across the wait he stopped...he's going back..stoppped again...right! Left! Make up your MIND!) 

So let's keep checking performance, not the scale, not the mirror. Just that little number that gets written on the white board at the end of every workout.

1 comment:

  1. Very well put my friend, very well put. I tell you what...check out our site, Friday's WOD was one I found on CrossFit Calgary's website. They had several athletes on Sunday of the Games, so they must be doing something right. This Thruster ladder...I was crushed. Check it out and get back to me.