Mar 5th, 2018
Author: Stacy McNaught
It’s totally fine to exercise because it’s fun, to learn/improve a skill, competition, play in the sun, blow off some steam, burn some energy, hang with friends, increase blood flow, think better, procrastinate from work, learn your body, and 10000 other reasons.”
– Dr. Andy Galpin
We often find ourselves asking ourselves why we train the way we do.
I mean it’s not like it is easy turning up at 5:30 am on a crisp Autumn morning or at 5:30 pm after a long day at work to tackle one of our programmed CrossFit sessions. But it is still really useful to know why.
I got another first-hand example of someones “why” this weekend as I went to see Derek Manson competing at woodchopping out at Colac Bay.
I have had a bit to do with Derek through rugby during the last year or so, helping with some strength and conditioning with his rugby teams. Once the rugby season had finished, Derek joined our Fundamentals program and we set about making his goal of returning to woodchopping a reality.
Consistent attendance over the last few months has seen Derek’s general conditioning improve dramatically, from “blowing up” after a few swings with the axe to competing in 5 tough events in a day and winning his division in one of the events shows what hard work and determination can do. Not only that but a very relevant “why” to focus on.
Do, or redo 18.2
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 reps for time of:
Men use 22.5 kg dumbbells
Women use 15kg dumbells
Time cap: 12 minutes to complete 18.2 AND 18.2a
12 Minute Cap
Box Jump Over 24/20″
Max calories on the rower in the remaining time.