The perception of intensity is unique to each individual. Your high intensity version of a workout is probably different than mine. Our perceptions of a heavy load versus a light one are also unique, however the weights we choose and the intensity of our workouts are related. In CrossFit we like to think of everything as measurable, including intensity, which we gauge by load, volume, and time. How much weight? How many reps? How much time? Bottom line, how much power output?
Performing the thrusters in Wednesdays workout in single digit sets with long breaks staring at the bar/chalking up/getting a drink is not powerful, it’s not intense, and it’s missing the mark as far as the goal of the workout. Choose a weight that you can move for lots of unbroken reps. If it’s the RX, great! If it’s an empty barbell, that’s cool too! Get to know your capabilities, and give your best effort in the moment to improve. Work hard. Work smart. Enjoy the results.
30 Thrusters (75#/55#)
3 Rope Ascents (no jumping starts)
2 Rope Ascents
1 Rope Ascent
Yulefest 5k - Join the CrossFit Fenway team on Sunday, December 1st, 2013 for the Yulefest 5k. The race starts and finishes in front of Harvard Yard and is immediately followed by an epic block party on Brattle Street that’s sponsored by three local craft brewers. It’s put on by the same folks that did the Sasquatch and Big Bad Wolf trail races, and it’ll be great if we can get another big, competitive team together. Register here!