Thursday, September 9th, 2010
I was just thinking about how liberating it is to be able to do most anything physically that you want to do. Not that I could do a 1-handed hop down a flight of stairs (yet) or can walk a tightrope across the Grand Canyon. I'm talking practical, real, might-have-to-do-in-real-life things. If I need to push my truck out of the road, I can. If I need to chase down someone who just took the last paleo treat that Cheryl made me, I can. If I need to carry my wife, who's nursing our new son, out of a burning house, I can. Speaking of my wife, I feel she's recovering faster from this pregnancy than the others, which were before she was a CrossFitter. Due to the lack of sleep she might disagree, but I can see it. What can you do? What can't you do at work, or around the house that you wish you could? If you've been an athlete with us, chances are, not much. If you haven't, we'll put you on the track towards those goals.
Workout of the Day
Behind-the-neck Snatch width Press 5,5,5,5,5
Work up to as heavy as you can, but the emphasis here will definitely be technique. Ingrain in your brain how it feels to have the proper location of that weight above you.
QUOTE:"The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man... it is more powerful than external circumstances." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca