Max weight rack jerk 1-1-1
followed by as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
10 Ring dips
15 Box jumps
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When I started CrossFit four years ago, I followed the WODs on the main site and read all of the comments faithfully every day. Though I continue to have training periods where I follow the main site, I don’t always have time to read all of the daily comments. There is however, one exception…every Sunday for the last few years, I go to the main site and look for “Sunday Musings” by Bingo (aka Darrell White). “Musings” are little nuggets of wisdom that remind me there are multiple ways to apply CrossFit to every day life, and though we take our WODs very seriously, we also have to keep everything in proper perspective.
Bingo is a true asset to the CrossFit community, and he, better than anyone, explains how CrossFit at its core is YOU vs. YOU. This excerpt is from Sunday Musings this past weekend on CrossFit.com:
I spent part of yesterday afternoon watching Mrs. Bingo’s first ever equestrian competition. It was actually her first competition in anything, ever! One of her teammates, a women in her 30’s I believe, had a day that exceeded the expectations of everyone who knows her and her horse. The horse, you see, is a “project”, and that means exactly the same in the horse world as it does every where else in sports.
Despite universal praise from trainers, teammates, and spectators in the know, this young woman found none of the good in her performance because it didn’t measure up against the other, fancier horses or other, more experienced riders. She took a victory and turned it into defeat by forgetting what the competition was for her rides. Like any rookie it was you (and your rookie horse) vs. you, and darn it if she didn’t win! She just couldn’t get herself to accept the victory.
Mrs. Bingo, spent a little time with her cataloging those triumphs. She pointed out the need to not only notice those little victories but to REVEL in them. And not only on a horse but in the daily rides that constitute regular life. In many ways our day-to-day lives are also you vs. you, and you can’t really win the bigger games if you can’t be happy about the tiny gold medals that come with the tiny victories when it’s you vs. you.
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