Mobility WOD
Gymnastics WOD

WOD:

Front squat 1-10-1-20-1-30

followed by 1x500m Row.

Compare to September 30, 2010. Post squat loads and row time to comments.

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Fight or Flight

Colter came in on Thursday, and I asked him how things were going. He said he had spent the last two hours fighting a flat tire that blew on his truck (see picture below for what was left of the tire). When the tire blew, it wrapped completely around the axel, which he then had to cut off. I instantly felt bad for him because there is nothing I hate in the world more than dealing with car stuff (maybe mowing the yard would be worse?).

I was impressed with Colter because in spite of the tire battle, he made it to the gym to do power cleans and a nasty pull-up/push-up ladder. He’s a fighter. Had I been in that situation, I’m pretty sure I would have called my dad for help, and after we got it all situated, I would have gone home – I would have definitely been a flier.

A couple of days later, I came across this photo on the CrossFit Olympic Lifting Cert page on facebook:

This guy, Ben, posted the photo. Ben lost his leg, and this is his new “O-leg”. He spent the last five months trying new sockets, feet and components to get just the right fit so that he can continue his journey as a lifter. He too is a fighter, a true warrior. He didn’t let the loss of his leg define him; instead, he used it as an opportunity to build a new leg and continue to snatch. WOW!

Both Colter and Ben had me thinking about the warrior mentality that is inherent in all CrossFitters. Life happens, and every day, there are things that create speed bumps to get in the way of whatever plans you have going. Sometimes, it’s something not so big, and other times, it’s life altering. In either case, we all have a choice of our response to the event: fight or fly.

CrossFitters are fighters. It happens every day when you battle Fran, Nancy, and Grace. It happens on the days we honor our Heroes, Murph, Badger, and DT. It happens when you work every day for six months just to get the first pull-up, the first muscle-up, or the first snatch. You keep coming back and keep fighting every day for the next PR, the next movement to master. You don’t let things get in the way, no matter how big or small. You are a warrior.

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Tuesday WOD, May 10, 2011

11 thoughts on “Tuesday WOD, May 10, 2011

  • May 9, 2011 at 7:39 pm
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    Now wait a minute. I didn’t read that very carefully. Did Colton get a flat tire, have a wreck lose his leg and still do a pull-up ladder while you were home mowing the yard? I gotta meet this Colton kid.

  • May 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm
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    Andy-
    Don’t be silly. I’ve never mowed a yard in my life. I don’t even know how to turn on a lawn mower.

  • May 9, 2011 at 7:56 pm
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    Congrats to th C7 Open Team – very cool – way to go!!!

  • May 9, 2011 at 9:06 pm
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    You could of easily written this story about fitness Lokey.

  • May 10, 2011 at 7:24 am
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    205/155/205/135/205/95 1:36 on the row

  • May 10, 2011 at 7:33 am
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    the last set of 30 was 105 not 95.

  • May 10, 2011 at 2:07 pm
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    195/135/205/115/215/95 1:37.6

  • May 10, 2011 at 5:33 pm
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    262(PR) – 205 – 262 – 155 – 262 – 105

    1:30.7 – 500m Row

    Good workout, rep/weight breakdown makes this a wild ride

  • May 10, 2011 at 6:24 pm
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    265 – 195 – 265 – 135 – 265 miss – 110

    Really liked that rep scheme – interesting workout. Lucas good lifting with you.

    1:39 row crapped out there no fuel left for last 100m.

  • May 11, 2011 at 8:07 am
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    265-205-265-135-265-135

    Scotty with a 20 lbs PR. Well done beast.

    130.8 row

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