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July 1, 2015


July 1, 2015

Where We All Came From 

We are kicking off July with a blog post from Liz…

Since I am one of the coaches who has the opportunity to work with new members in fundamentals, I get to see firsthand where people are (from a CrossFit performance standpoint) when they come in. I watch when their eyes light up as they look around and see all of our members doing seemingly impossible movements so well: muncle ups, heavy lifts, toes-to-bar, handstand push-ups, rope climbs, and even pull-ups!

We all remember how intimidating it was to look around and see all of these people moving confidently through movements that currently seem so far-fetched but, WE ALL STARTED THERE. To put things in perspective here is a list of a few movements and how long it took me to ‘get’:

Pull-up: 1 year

Double-unders: 14 months

Toes-to-bar: 1.5 years (and still working)

Muscle-up: 3 years (and still working)

No one walks into the gym on the first day and is instantly good at everything. CrossFit is a skill-based approach to fitness so, it takes time, patience, and work to hone your technique and increase your fitness. So if you are new to our program, understand that you WILL GET THERE. We all felt EXACTLY how you do at first. If you still need motivation, check out the video below. That is Julie Foucher (a competitor and top finisher at multiple CrossFit Games) when she first started Crossfit six years ago. Look familiar??? It does to me, too!

Workout of the Day

Three rounds for time of:
3 rope climbs
5 squat cleans Rx+ 190/130; Rx 140/100; Masters 55+ 130/80
25 calories on Airbike

Midline: 4 sets of:
:30 Sorensen Hold (review video below)
– rest :30-1:00

:30 L-sit

Sorenson Hold from CrossFit OTG on Vimeo.

Skill/Goal work

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