no images were foundSometimes I think it might be a good idea to take each and every one of you to marriage counseling so that we can learn to communicate better. We don’t need to get all touch-feely and share emotions and all that mushy crap, but sometimes I swear we learned very different definitions to seemingly common words and phrases. Or perhaps there is something about the shape of the gym that acoustically alters my spoken directions such that the words you hear are different from the ones I spoke. For example, when I say “squat lower than that,” it would occasionally appear that I said, “squat to exactly the same depth that you did the last time.” Or sometimes when I yell, “C’MON – PUSH HARD NOW!!” it would seem as if I actually said, “if you’re at all uncomfortable and would like to take a short rest, this would be a great time to do it.”
So just for the record (and to hopefully avoid any further confusion), whenever I am giving a direction, a cue, a tip, a pointer, or just screaming my lungs out to try to get more out of you than you’re currently giving, it’s because you need it. And rather than take the time to explain mathematically how squatting to full depth will increase your power output, improve your functional range of motion in your hips, knees, and low back and therefore give you significantly better results than NOT squatting to full depth, I choose to just tell you to squat lower. And rather than outline all the physiological and psychological reasons for why pushing the limits of your physical and mental capabilities at this particular point in the workout will help you move to the next level of CrossFit badassery, I just tell you to PUSH HARD NOW!!
You’re all well aware of the dangers of having me (over-)explain anything, so be grateful that during the workouts I stick to short cues. But they won’t do you any good if you don’t follow them. So pay attention or we’re going to see a marriage counselor.
Squat Cleans 1-1-1-1-1
Power Cleans (155/103)
20 Back Extensions