I wrote this blog 3 years ago. It’s always a good time for integrity, but with the spirit of competition in the air, The Open around the corner, and intensity ratcheting up, a reminder seems appropriate.
Do all your reps. Do them with a full range of motion. Always. Lose count? Do extra. Miss the wall ball target? No rep yourself. Hit your armpit instead of your elbow? No rep yourself. When you cheat range of motion you’re only cheating yourself.
When I write down a time, a number of reps, or a weight, even if it’s just in my personal journal, I want it to be legit. I want to know that everything I did was held to the highest movement standards possible, and I want all of you to do the same. Compete with yourself first, the whiteboard second. “Winning” a class doesn’t matter. Integrity does. Knowing that when you write “PR” next to a set of back squats, or a “Karen” time that all of your reps were to depth, and you earned it is a good feeling. The observable, measurable, repeatable standards, and our ability to compare and excel at something today that we previously struggled with is a big part of what makes CrossFit just about the most fun way to get in the best shape of your life.
January 21, 2014
Hang Clean 2-2-2-2-2-2
5 Deadlifts (275#/185#)
10 Hand Release Push-ups