CrossFit Evergreen – CrossFit
“You can easily judge the character of a person by how they treat those who can do nothing for them.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Cue, craving, response, reward.
In “Atomic Habits”, by James Clear, this is the loop process that determines many of our actions.
A large part of the above is the final piece – the reward. We can be reward oriented creatures. Which in all reality is not a bad thing. We find ourselves in trouble however, when it is the *only* thing.
The quote above gives us something to think about. Sometime today, we’ll come across the individual who can offer us the least. Potentially even, “do nothing for us”. We’ll know who it is when we see them.
How we act inside that moment is the reality of our character.
Strict Handstand Push-Ups
HSPU with no added assistance from a kip.
10 Sets for Time:
30% of Max Strict HSPU
Inside this piece, we are aiming to rest as little as possible between the sets, all the while maintaining unbroken sets.
If for example, we have 20 unbroken strict handstand pushups, our workout is 10 rounds of 6 unbroken strict handstand pushups for time.
On the other side, if we have 5 or less reps, we can actually modify up. If we are completing for example 10 sets of 2 reps, we can modify to 3. Let’s choose the appropriate option here so that we are challenging ourselves. If we are not completing strict reps today (to the floor), we have two options:
1) Elevated Platform Strict HSPU
2) Strict Presses with Dumbbells
If we move towards the elevated platform, we want to be wary of what the platform can train – that specific range of motion. If it is to build comfort and confidence in the HSPU, that’s a good thing. But to build capacity, we want to recognize, that the full range of motion trumps in almost all situations.
Strict Nicole (AMRAP – Reps)
400 Meter Run
Max Strict Pull-ups
Score is total strict pull-ups
If we cannot run due to weather, scale with 150 DU
In “Strict Nicole”, we are chasing a max number across as many rounds as seen fit by the athlete. If one pushes the 400 meter runs, we can see round totals closing in on 9 or even 10 rounds. If we pace the 400’s, and chalk before each strict attempt, we may be closer to 6 rounds.
The balance is in the middle, naturally. If we push the running for true max rounds, we will get the most amount of attempts on the pull-up bar, but we may not hit our best numbers per set. A slightly more reserved pace, along with a brief composure breath, re-grouping underneath the bar is the ideal place to be.
Inside these strict reps, we are looking to stay off the ground. We can hang at the bottom of the repetitions, but as soon as we touch the ground, that terminates the set. And on these sets, we are actually not looking to go to complete failure. Knowing that we will have ~6-8 attempts on the bar, it is just as much of a paced effort as if we were to do a “Max Set on the 3:00”.
Inside the workout notes, also record how many rounds we completed to find our total, as we will see this workout again.