Tuesday March 4, 2014

Karla Clott
Karla Clott

STRENGTH:

Overhead Squats  3 – 3 – 3 – 3 – 3

CONDITIONING:

10 – 9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1

Wall Balls (20/14)

Toes-to-Bar

A few thoughts on 14.1 from Matt:

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” Abraham Lincoln

So you didn’t beat Rich Fronning?  Neither did I… or 190,000 other people.  When the clock ticked to 0:00, I think I looked more like the clown cartoon than a glistening Rich Fronning protégé.  Fortunately, everything in CrossFit is measured, but we must be wise and rational against whom we compare ourselves.  We must be cognizant of how we perceive ourselves.    

Ask yourself this –

Am I new to CrossFit?

 If yes …

If 14.1 was your first WOD on November 1st, would you have performed better last week than you performed on Day 1?

If no …

How would you have compared to your performance/skill level during the 2013 CrossFit Games?

Placed in proper perspective, every athlete should be proud of their performance on 14.1.  We had several athletes who executed their first RX workout with double-unders.  The gym erupted as people put 75#/55# overhead for the first time. 

During our CrossFit journey, we have all scratched, clawed, and fought our way to develop the skills and strength to execute a workout like 14.1.  If your score does not reflect your overall ability as a CrossFit athlete, then you know which movements, weights, and time domains are your weakness.  However, the goal of CrossFit is to “improve work capacity across broad times and modal domains.”   A workout may be around the corner that you can crush.  Don’t let 14.1 drag you down for 14.2….

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