CrossFit Open 13.4
Complete as many reps as possible in 7 minutes following the rep scheme below:
135 pound Clean and jerk, 3 reps
135 pound Clean and jerk, 6 reps
135 pound Clean and jerk, 9 reps
135 pound Clean and jerk, 12 reps
This is a timed workout. If you complete the round of 12, go on to 15. If you complete 15, go on to 18, etc.
When Eric and I started CrossFit we worked at a consulting firm in Boulder. We’d get to work and stop by each other’s desk and usually, without even a hello first, one of us would say, “Did you see the workout!?”
We’d then spend a good bit of time on breaks, during lunch, and over email talking about the workout, the movements, what we did the day before and how it would affect today’s performance, who would do well in the workout, how we would strategize, and any scaling options we needed.
Lately I’ve heard a number of people express that they have been made fun of for how much they think and talk about, or plan around, CrossFit. Sometimes they even seem a bit embarrassed.
We’re here to remind you to be proud of your fitness. Understand that you’re not just obsessed with the workout but you’re obsessed with a method of training that will keep you fit now and long into the future. And that is never a bad thing.
Who cares if you’re not going to the CrossFit Games. You’re doing this for yourself. In the same way that amateur athletes around Boulder meticulously train and immerse themselves in preparation for a triathlon or marathon goal – you are entitled to do the same in your pursuit of a benchmark workout time or goal. If your goal is to get one pull-up or snatch 1.5x your bodyweight, you have to live, breath, and yes, talk about your goal to make it a reality.
So our message to you today is – if this sounds familiar – embrace it. It’s fun. And many people at the shop are doing the exact same thing with their time in the office…
CrossFit Open 13.4
Hell yeah, and damn straight. CF is a sport, and there’s no shame in spending time, and focusing mental energy on getting better at it. There’s a lot to it, and so it follows that it takes a lot of sacrifice to do it well. The good news is, it never gets boring, and the results are hard to beat (literally and figuratively)!
P.S. I get made fun of for all kinds of shit.