Sometimes when I get asked about CrossFit (which usually sounds like, “dude, what are you doing?”) I explain how CrossFit measures intensity. I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir by saying all this, but I think it’s good to be reminded occasionally why we’d want to get a better score or a faster time. So, for a quick and dirty review from the Level 1 cert, it’s not only how many reps you do, how much weight you’re lifting, or even how many sets you do – it’s how much power you’re generating. Reps, weight, and sets take into account force and distance, but many globo-gym-rats make little if any gains in their…strength? …fitness? …well, whatever they’re doing it for. When you add the ‘time’ component to that mix (along with a whole bunch of other stuff – like technique for example), that’s when your results really start to take off. The dramatic improvement in performance is a phenomenon you can only experience when you honestly and truly do as MANY reps as possible in that minute, or when you are able to cut your Fran time in half. When you worked so hard you can’t stand up for five minutes after the workout – do that a few times, and remember the “bottom to top” principle I talked about awhile ago – and you won’t believe what you’re capable of.
30 reps for time of:
Clean and Jerk 135lbs.
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