June 13th, 2009

Box Jumps


Today was max effort box jumps at the station for a “warm up.” This pic shows the highest one I got. Jay, Gary and I all played around with this together. What a great time! This was just one more way to test our athletic ability. More importantly it was a test of will. As the box got higher and higher you could see the doubt creep into the jumpers face as he approached the box. The question was not only could you make the jump, but if you failed how do you do so without bloody shins. There was definitely an element of fear involved. I found myself wanting to not look at the box too much before jumping. I just wanted to step up and surprise myself so I didn’t get mental. I forced myself to stop and think about it because overcoming the mental part of it was as important as the physical. Later that day a firefighter from another station asked me what was the best thing I have gained in three years of CrossFitting. The first thing that came to mind was the mental toughness. It has changed my outloook on life and what I can do. Things that used to stress me out no longer do. I relish the challenges and it is experiences like the one I had in my warm up today that have fostered that. Don’t always do things you are comfortable with. Seek things that scare and challenge you and conquer them.

9 AM Class

Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
5 Pull-ups
10 Push-ups
15 Squats


Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
5 Handstand Push-ups
10 One legged squats, alternating
15 Pull-ups

Post your choice of girls and rounds completed to comments.

Compare to May 15th, 2009.

June 11th, 2009

Do You CrossFit or are You a CrossFitter?


Check out this post by Jason David of Motor City CrossFit. He talks of his life changing experiences with CrossFit which are obvious from the pictures above. He uses a term I like, “The CrossFit Lifesyle.” What is it? Do you live a CrossFit Lifestyle or is it just a workout for you? Do you care? Does this kind of thing increase health and fitness or just make you obsessed? Post your thoughts to comments.

AM Class

Happy rest day!

PM Classes

Five rounds for time of:
75 pound Thrusters, 21 reps
21 Double-unders

Post time to comments.