Question of the day: How are olympic lifting and jumping rope related? Ha- they aren’t! That is, unless you are a CrossFitter interested in more fitness domains than just strength or just agility and cardiovascular endurance. Who wins an Oly completion? -an olympic weightlifter. Who wins a jumprope competition? -a high-level, competitive jumprope athlete. Who wins a contest combining both- a CrossFitter… FOR SURE!
This broad, general and inclusive fitness that we aspire to… and are on a constant path towards attaining- is one that prizes health and fitness as our main goal. The road is paved with intensity and judged most critically by increases in performance. Would a race car drive trade top end speed for higher theoretical horse power? NO WAY. In the same way, a sprinter wouldn’t trade a world record time in the 100m run for a higher VO2 max. It is what the mechanism can actually DO that matters. Not what MIGHT be done given the caliber of the machine that counts. Hit the throttle and risk crashing every now and then… but rest assured if you continue to improve the way you move and then push the envelope, your hard work IS leading you to a healthy, more fit way of life. Pedal to the metal.
Thursday’s WOD at 6, 7, 9am and again at 4 and 6pm
As many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
Squat snatch, 1 rep
Power clean and jerk, 3 reps
30 Double unders
-70/50kg barbells for both lifts
Post total number of rounds and extra reps
Thursday’s 5pm Open Training Hour