CrossFit Evergreen – CrossFit
“I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.” – Jacob Riis
We crave the confirmation of progress. Whether that be weekly increases in weights, continual raises at work, or anything between. It can be in our nature to seek out those signals. Yet we can learn something from the stonecutter.
When a stonecutter addresses his next task, splitting a giant stone in two, he starts hammering away. One blow at a time, he lines up each and every strike with meticulous precision. 10 strikes pass by, and there is no visible change to the stone. 50 strikes go by, and still no visible change. No cracks, dents, or any indication of… anything. 100 strikes pass, and, the same. On the 101st strike, it splits in two.
Through the 100 strikes, there wasn’t an external signal or sign that this was working. But beneath the surface, invisible to the eye, the stone was splitting with each passing blow. It wasn’t something different about the final strike… it was instead the culmination of all 101 blows. Impossible without a single one of them.
True change takes place from the inside out. And much like the stonecutter, we have two options: to spend emotional energy worrying if we’re making progress, or to have full faith in the process, spending every ounce of focus we have on that next strike.
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Handstand Walk (Distance)
On The Minute x 8 (4 Rounds)
Minute 1: Handstand Walk Practice
Minute 2: Recovery Bike
Goal of the bike is to keep shoulders moving without too much of a tax for the handstand walks.
Score is longest distance in feet.
Handstand Shoulder Taps
500 Meter Bike, 21 Deadlifts
500 Meter Bike, 21 Strict Handstand Push-Ups
500 Meter Bike, 15 Deadlifts
500 Meter Bike, 15 Handstand Push-Ups
500 Meter Bike, 9 Deadlifts
500 Meter Bike, 9 Handstand Push-Ups
This is a Grind workout.
Looking for a load on the bb that we feel confident we could cycle for 21+ deadlifts unbroken when fresh.
Keep handstand push ups to quick sets of 3, OR reduce reps to 15-12-9 OR 12-9-6.
Score is time completed, no time cap. Complete each round of 500 meter bike.
Manage your shoulder fatigue.
Deadlifts in 2-3 sets.
Relax arms on the bike and flow.
Plan smart sets of Handstand Push-Ups