CrossFit Evergreen – CrossFit
“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.” – Reba McEntire
As we start our day, let’s think about these three.
Wishbone – Nothing is too great, or out of reach. Faith and doubt are both self-fulling prophecies.
Backbone – The unbreakable will to give our best, regardless of the circumstances. Through the lens of the growth-mindset, every outcome is an opportunity to become better.
Funnybone – We do life for one reason: to enjoy it. If we aren’t enjoying what we’re doing, we need to find something else. As Oscar Wilde writes, “Life is too short to take things seriously.” Let’s enjoy the ride.
50 Strict HSPU (Time)
50 Strict Handstand Pushups
*10:00 Time Cap
Scale to DB Shoulder Press here. Record weight in the comments.
Lead Foot (3 Rounds for reps)
“Lead Foot” Part 1
27 Calorie Row
27 CTB Pull-Ups
“Lead Foot” Part 2
21 Calorie Row
21 Toes to Bar
“Lead Foot” Part 3
15 Calorie Row
The row matters in this workout. We do not want to empty the tank by any means here, but we want to be out of our comfort zone here. In the short window (4:00), we want to maintain what we feel effort-wise to be our approximate 2K pace. We however are holding back enough so that we can fall right into our first burpee upon completing that row. Recall that when rowing for calories, they accumulate exponentially when we put additional power into it.
To feel this example as this is worth talking about, try this 3 minute practical application:
Row 5 calories slow. Then change the units to meters, and remember this number.
Reset and row 5 calories fast. Change the units to meters, and compare the two.
What you’ll find is that when we push on the calorie row, we actually have to do less work. We need to row less meters. Where 27 calories may take us ~300 meters to row slow, it may only take us ~200 if we did it fast. Now of course, this does not mean we should empty the tank on the row by any means, but it gives us an edge when we understand how calories accumulate differently than meters.
On the burpees, slow is smooth, smooth is fast. Practice the breathing burpee here. Take a breath after each rep, affording you a half-second to a full second of rest at the standing position, and then drop into your next rep. At rep ~22, slow your pace a touch. Use the last 5 burpees to recover with a slightly slower pace. The separator in this workout is the following station, the work on the PU bar.
Following the burpees, we are going to want to take a break. Take a chalk break, shake out the arms, maybe even a sip of water. Train with this thought today: “Just Start”.
The truth of the matter is that we do not need that rest. We don’t need the chalk. All we need to do is just start. Jump to the bar and get your first set in. It doesn’t have to be unbroken, nor does it have to be the majority of the set, it just has to be something.