Pick a WOD from the past week:
Penalty Swing (Mon.)
Fight Gone Neill (Wed.)
Death By Clean and Jerk (Thur.)
Moe coaching Adriana on what load to use and how to improve the clean and jerk:
“If You’re A Woman, Go Harder and Put More Weight on the Bar” by LIsbeth Darsh of CrossFit Watertown
I read this post the other night and thought, “this is something I see all the time”. One of the biggest observations in the gym for me is the consistent difference between men and women in how they CrossFit.
For the most part, men are often too quick to want to pile on the weight, try a complex lift, or skip the crucial step of mastering the basics on their way to an advanced movement. Whereas with women, it’s common to see a reluctance to try to go heavier, push harder, move off a band or try to RX a WOD.
That is where coaching comes in. Besides things like programming workouts, teaching technique, correcting form, ensuring safety, or providing structure; the coach also must be willing and able to either hold someone back or push someone to take that leap. Done correctly it doesn’t limit but rather opens new doors for the CrossFitter. Whether it’s training weaknesses, pushing for a max lift or better time, or scaling things back to get the most out of a workout; a coach can help the athlete make the right call without truly holding them back.
Today was a great example, where Adriana wanted to try a heavier clean and jerk but was unsure if she could because she might not get as many rounds (due to the clean being heavier than what she normally uses). After talking with Moe and Michelle, the cues were given, the weight was increased, and the timer started. She went for it. While she may not have hit her target for rounds and reps, she tried. That’s what is important. Even better was that she gained experience, confidence, and support that helped make her one day fitter and will surely pay off in time. That’s CrossFit.
10am looks like the place to be! We are having a team WOD Saturday so this should work out fine! If you are unsure just come one and come all as there will be teams of 4!