CrossFit Evergreen – CrossFit
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa
The simple “thank you” could very well be the most underrated words in vocabulary.
We may be great at “feeling” gratitude, which is ever important. But we often need to remind ourselves of the impact it has, when we express it to another. It’s not the times a stranger holds a door for us, or a clerk gives us change. Although it is proper to say thank you here, it’s more about the times that we *don’t have to say it*.
Taking a moment to thank a friend, who has always been there for you. Stopping to express to our neighbor how much we enjoy living next to them. Telling a co-worker how lucky we feel to be able to work with them every day.
Although just a second in our day, their echos can “truly be endless”.
Metcon (No Measure)
5 Sets: 6 Dumbbell Thrusters
3 Sets: 9 Dumbbell Bent Over Rows (each arm)
1 Set: 50 Weighted Sit-Ups
Rest 1:00 between all sets.
This is largely in part familiarity training on the dumbbell thruster. Our focus of the three movements, let’s take our time with this and find the right positions. The challenge of unstable objects will require is to work far harder for the front rack position, especially when the weights get heavier. Inside this movement, the front rack tends to be the limiting factor over anything else.
In all sets, rest 1:00 between. Aim is to build in load on the thrusters and rows over the sets. Let’s challenge ourselves here, but being true “Body Armor”, the first aim is to move at our best. On the dumbell rows, which are completed one arm at a time (9 on each), support ourselves by placing the “non-working” arm on a bench or box. On the weighted sit-up, anchor the feet with dumbbells. At 50 reps, we are looking to continuously move… which means the loading needs to be on the lighter side.
Leg Work (Time)
On the 4:00 x 5 Rounds:
9 Box Jump Overs (30″/24″)
15 Dumbbell Front Squats
15/12 Calorie Row
Dumbbell Pounds – 50’s/35’s
Score is our slowest round of the five.
On “Leg Work”, we are challenging ourselves with the dumbbell front squats. In the Open, the standards allow us to rest the dumbbell on the shoulders. Although by far the most efficient positioning, as the weight sits there, let’s remind ourselves that we are in training. In some workouts we will use that standard. But for today, we want to challenge ourselves further. Without other shoulder movements inside this effort, this is a great opportunity to make ourselves work more on this front rack position.
Even though Open standards allow, let’s pretend the opposite. Let’s take a “regular” front rack position, with our hands on the actual handles. This will take some warming up to, but with our thrusters purposefully placed in the previous part, we ideally are set-up well here.
Stimulus wise, we are looking to get every set straight. I would rather see us reduce the load, and go straight (in the more challenging front rack position), than to rack the bells “Open style” at Rx loads. This also allows us to push the birow, which is what makes this workout very potent.