“It’s all downhill from here. Okay not really. It’s a little more uphill but you’re almost done.” ~ Jim cheering on Jorge.
3 Rounds for Time:
Kind of what all of you felt like were going off in your chest at round 4.
- Bar must touch the ground each sequence but cannot rest on the ground or it terminates the set.
- Goal is to increase loads each round to complete “The Bear” with max load.
- Rest as needed between sets.
- You must power clean the bar to full standing position before squatting the weight.
First I want to apologize for not having a picture of Amanda. Michelle got the pics of everyone else today doing “The Bear” but I got so caught up with the WOD tonight and the camera stayed on the countertop.
A few observations:
Robin recently joined us and brings a wealth of rowing experience with him. A former competitive rower over the “pond” in England, he and wife Lucy are beginning their CrossFit journey and no doubt the rower will be a strength for both of them. I was able to get a little video of him warming up on the rower and ask some questions around technique and coaching tips.
Here’s a short video and demo:
Ashley rowing hard!
or “that was Hell” or our favorite, in response to asking Greg if he was ready to try 95 pounds: “I should’ve kept my big mouth shut.” All quotes of the day. All six of you had similar observations. Remember hard work produces results.
Why stretch? What is a foam roll? Watch this video from Again Faster. You can pick up a foam roller for little over $20 at Target in their exercise equipment section. This little thing is money well spent to helping roll out the tightness you feel in legs, knees, glutes, back etc. If you have joint issues, IT band problems, adhesions, tight hamstrings, lower back soreness and so on, give this a try in addition to stretching to increase your flexibility and decrease your pain. Part 2 will be posted tomorrow.