1. The best way to know when your asparagus is done is when you’re bored and don’t want to wait to eat it.
2. Breast cancer is a made of suck disease that attacks one of my very favourite organs of ladies.
3. Albert Einstien was a Physicist. Not a quotation…
A lot of people (myself included) have been hit hard by the first two Open WODs, with two common weaknesses - double unders, and overhead squats. Both very technical movements, one skill + speed, and one skill + strength.
I fell into some of the negativity last Friday, feeling like there was no way I’d be able to even do one 95# overhead squat without risking injury. Thankfully, with some coaching, it was pointed out that I had the strength to do it, and just needed to keep my skills together - and I did! I got one strong overhead squat at 95#, which gave me one point for the leaderboard.
Now, it’s Monday. I spent all weekend thinking about what I can do to make sure that I don’t get caught off guard with these weaknesses again. Lo and behold, I think my coach had the same ideas. Today’s programming includes 3RM overhead squat for strength, and then overhead squats AND double unders in the WOD.
That is absolutely the mentality of CrossFit. If you say “shit, that’s a big weakness”, your next step should be “what can I do to fix that?”
So, I’m going to start putting some of my weaknesses out there, and working on killing them. Here’s what bothers me, and what I’m doing to correct it for the next couple weeks -
- Weakness: overhead squats
Work: move from 35# to 45# overhead squats in warmup
- Weakness: double unders
Work: add in 2 minutes of practice in warmup
- Weakness: kicking into handstand against wall
Work: talk to coach to get some tips, and start practicing a few kick-ups after 3:15 classes
There needs to be more novels set in tea shops that aren’t British.