This video published the other day by the CrossFit Journal features Rob Orlando discussing the need for CrossFitters who have reached a certain level of fitness to forgo perfect form in order to reach top speed. Rob emphasizes not thinking, and just moving… as fast as possible. There’s a time to practice technique, and if you’ve put the proper work in there’s also a time to turn your mind off, and let your body do. What’s the worst that happens if you floor it from the word go? You crash the car, and can’t get another rep right away? So what? It’s only training.
Rob also talked a lot about the positive physical and mental adaptations that take place as we learn to get comfortable being uncomfortable. This is my favorite point of the piece. We learn a lot more from the occasional accident than we do from a perfectly planned and executed WOD. Friday we’ve got Elizabeth, a workout that can be done in less than 5 minutes. Sometimes it’s OK to crash the car.
June 15, 2012
Squat Cleans (135#/95#)
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Fenway Park Spartan Sprint on November 17th, 2012 the creators of the Spartan Race series are turning Fenway Park into a 1 mile Spartan Sprint obstacle course. It’s in our backyard, and rumor has it another local box is putting a team together, so let’s represent! Kevin Kittredge has agreed to lead the CrossFit Fenway team, so please contact him in the next week if you’re interested. More race details are available here.
Hyannis Hyball Invitational is a charity softball game being put together by CrossFit Fenway’s own Sean O’Connell to benefit the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization. The event is July 28th at 10 AM in Hyannis, MA, and all of CFF is invited. Please check out HyannisHyball.com for more information.