A Faster Horse (Wed 6/9/10)

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“If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said a faster horse.” -Henry Ford

This quote was posted on the CrossFit main site a few days ago, and it’s a great one. To me, it means roughly the same thing as Abraham Maslow’s quote, “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” The point of both of these quotes is, in my opinion, to step outside your comfort zone and try something you may not be, well, comfortable with. You can only improve if you try something you’re maybe not quite an expert at yet, and then do your best to become an expert at it.

Remember the whole “Hopper Modality” thing from the “What Is Fitness?” article? It says, in a nutshell, that anything you suck at is a serious hole in your fitness, and that by working to eliminate the number of things that you suck at you will improve not only what you’re working to improve, but also the things you’re already good at.

So Dan, work to improve the bottom position of your squat. Mark, you’re assigned to the push jerk. Kevin, your feet need more help. Jorge, drive those knees out. Brittany, keep your shoulders active. Dave, pull those arms into full lockout. And to everyone – don’t ever get comfortable…because you don’t know what you don’t know, and you can’t do what you can’t do.



Men – 45# barbell, Women – 33# barbell

5 Rounds of:
Pressing Snatch Balance
Sotts Press
Overhead Squat

5 Rounds of:
Heaving Snatch Balance
Sotts Press
Overhead Squat

5 Rounds of:
Snatch Balance
Sotts Press
Overhead Squat


33 Rounds (no, that’s not a typo) for time of:

3 Pullups
3 Box Jumps
3 Pushups
3 Wallballs


Practice your goat