The Middle (Wed 5/12/10)

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Despite being constantly varied almost to the point of being random, every CrossFit workout has something in common: a beginning and an end. Regardless of what you may think during the workout I assure you that it will end eventually, and hopefully sooner rather than later. Oftentimes I’m asked what’s the best approach for a workout, the best strategy to get the best time or just how to make it suck the least. While I love to speculate about the various ways you can purposely subject your body to the pain and suffering you’ve all come to know and love, the reality of the situation is that there is only one way to get to the end: through the middle.

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop. ~Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland

That guy was a CrossFit coach, I know it. Yes, my humble subjects, between the bookends of beeps from the timer on the wall lies the workout. And the best way to go from one beep to the other is exactly like Lewis Carrol says. You’ll notice that the quote doesn’t say anything even remotely like “and rest a bunch of times in the middle,” but in fact it has simple and direct advice for handling any workout like a champion.

Take heed, my hip-driving, mid-line stabilizing, overhead locking-out friends, for Fight Gone Bad is coming…


10 Turkish Get-ups (each hand)


For Time:

1000m Row, then

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of:

Thrusters (95/63)


10 Bottoms-up Clean and Press (each hand)

  • Oliver

    What’s the weight on the get ups?