Mobility WOD

WOD:
Four sets with two minutes of rest between each set of:
As many rounds as possible in three minutes of:
5 Kettlebell Swings (1.5 pood/1 pood)
7 Box Jumps
9 Situps

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There’s no doubt CrossFit is requires great patience in learning new techniques, as well as a great deal of practice to get faster and faster. What is your nemisis?

For me, it was pullups. When I committed to learning how to do kipping pullups, it took me a full year before I could do one, let alone string them together. The worst part was, my biggest obstacle had nothing to do with my physical strength. My biggest obstacle was all in my head. I couldn’t visualize the technique or put together the entire movement. And I was FRUSTRATED. I was the recipent of many tidbits of advice, but no matter what, I could either get my shoulders going or my hips, but never both at the same time.

I remember vividly the day it all came together. Dutch told me I knew what to do, and as he said, “gave me some alone time with my pullups”. Five minutes later, I put it together and finally got ONE! I ran to get Dutch and made him watch me do it again because I was in disbelief that I had done it. Sure enough, I did one, then promptly did 10. I will never forget it because pullups were something I sincerely thought I’d never be able to do!

So, what’s frustrating you? I will give you the same advice Dutch gave me…You already know what needs to be done. Get out of your head, stop thinking about it….just get it done. No matter what, do NOT give up. Everything takes time and practice. None of what we do is meant to be easy.

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Media:
Wednesday WOD, October 20, 2010

11 thoughts on “Wednesday WOD, October 20, 2010

  • October 19, 2010 at 8:50 pm
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    Check out I am Unscared by Brian McKenzie (CF Endurance) – cool site! I just like the term “unscared” 🙂

  • October 19, 2010 at 10:18 pm
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    Amy you are doing a great job on the blog – thank you!!!!! – I can’t do double unders – wish I could I just can’t put it together

  • October 20, 2010 at 7:36 am
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    17.5 rounds

    A frustrating workout in a way. You’ll find you get to the same spot each round.

    Lots of people in the rooster class today. Including Keller! Welcome back!!

  • October 20, 2010 at 8:06 am
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    14.5 rounds with 1.5 pood, 7 situps short over 4 rounds of making it to 16.

    His name is Killer not Keller.

  • October 20, 2010 at 10:05 am
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    Pathetic showing this morning on my part. . .11.5

    I’ll be back!!

  • October 20, 2010 at 12:41 pm
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    15 rounds

    A full Rooster class – fun!! Can’t make 6 on Fri, but shooting for 9.

    Killer Keller good to see you again.

    Newley, where are you??

  • October 20, 2010 at 1:31 pm
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    16 Rounds – I can only move so fast

    Very impressive Eric & Amy

  • October 20, 2010 at 3:25 pm
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    18 rounds
    Great wkout. Lots of folks at 6 am!! welcome back Killer!

  • October 20, 2010 at 5:23 pm
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    19 1/3 rounds.. I reeeeally liked this one!

    Were there really 19 of you at 6am??

  • October 20, 2010 at 5:25 pm
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    Mark-
    THANK YOU- that was very sweet! 🙂

  • October 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm
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    Cool WOD.

    Paced way slow. A meager 15

    Let’s do this again and if the NewGuy in gonna invent WOD’s why not name them?

    I think this gets a girl name with Manton riding bitch?

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