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February 23, 2011

 

Teamwork or "Getting too Comfortable?"

 

I encourage each and every one of you daily to work in small groups and push each other. Most of the time this is definitely the case! However in rare circumstances what I would like to call "Getting too Comfortable" happens.

 

What the hell is "Getting too Comfortable?"

 

Getting too comfortable is when you get in a group with people who lift less than you. Intentional? No/Maybe/Yes? It doesn't really matter. The bottom line is that on a more than every now and then basis some of you are jumping in with others who lift much less than you.

Is this an issue?

 

Absolutely. If done often, this can definitely definitely slow your progression as a Crossfit athlete. Everyone started from scratch, you have built up your strength and technique on the movements, now its time to step it up each and every time you touch a barbell.

 

I am by no means saying that you should isolate others, my only comment is to find others with similar or preferably better strength/ abilities and work with them more often than not.

 

I have competed in many different situations. One of the best ways to lift heavier is to lift with people who can lift heavier than you. A great example is when I did a Powerlifting competition and watched guys Deadlift 700lbs, my measly 550 seamed like nothing. The mental component of Crossfit is huge. I truly believed that my current PR was "light weight" (Ronnie Coleman's voice).Watching someone hit a weight easy that you think is hard or are intimidated by will absolutely help you on your next set.

"Hell if they can do it.....I can do it!" Thats kind of the way I look at it, I guarantee with this attitude you may not match someone else, but you will do better than your previous best for sure!

 

More on this to come.

 

 

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Kenni motivated a few other's today by going heavy! Heavy to her...maybe? However it fired up Blair and Lori who lifted more than ever before.

 

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Workout for Tomorrow:

 

Find your 1 Rep Max Height Box Jump (see video below for motivation)

 


5 Rounds for Time:

10 Power Snatches 95#'s

20 Wall Ball Shot's

 

Should this be done unbroken???? Yup!!! Lets see it tomorrow.


 

 

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Looking forward to the max box jump! I was able to clear 45 in standing still today. 5 ft running is INSANE!

That jump is insane! Way to go Randiggity!

Hey Jason, how bout a cfsc cfmv games for members only. Prizes are inconsequential. But BBQ and beers afterwards! That'd be fun as hell!

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