1RM Courage

Many of you know you can jump to a certain height box.  The only thing that prevents you from choosing a taller box in a workout is fear.  Working on a max height box jump is an opportunity to develop confidence in your leaping ability.  You probably can’t string box jumps together at the higher height, but you’ve got to walk before you can sprint.  Once you prove to yourself that you can fly even higher than you previously thought possible, going after the bigger box becomes a choice of speed versus strength, just like adding or subtracting weight from your barbell.  Practice your courage Tuesday, we can work on rebounding later.

“Once a player shows a skill, he owns it”

-Ron Shandler

March 15, 2011

Max Height Box Jump

50 Sit-ups
5 Wall Ball (20#/14#)
40 Sit-ups
10 Wall Ball
30 Sit-ups
15 Wall Ball
20 Sit-ups
20 Wall Ball
10 Sit-ups
25 Wall Ball


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9 thoughts on “1RM Courage”

  1. max height: 33″ – didn’t quite make it on one of my last attempts and that definitely psyched me out from going any higher

    wod: 10:14 with 10# ball

  2. No max height box jumps for me. But I rowed in the warm-up for the first time in almost six weeks!

    WOD: 9:47, subbed hang squat snatches with 15# barbell for wall balls

  3. MHBJ: 38″ – About 7″ off my PR. I’m coming off a long rest and being sick, so I’ll take it.

    WOD: 12:28 rx – Last 2 rds of Wall Balls were killer. No pain in the shoulder, though. One more motion I can add back into the mix. Hopefully I’ll be able to snatch, jerk, and hand stand push up within the month.

  4. Travel Wod:
    2k Row – 7:03

    I look forward to Friday when I will return for a few days. I will kiss the ground at Fenway.

  5. Max height box jump – 33.5″ (a 1.5″ PR)
    WOD: 12:23 Rx – I kindof, sortof enjoyed this one. Finally getting my wall balls down. Accuracy still a bit of an issue.

    Look out world. This was my 3rd Rx workout in a row!’

    And big ups to Dennis for doing the WOD with a 30# ball. Totally badass.

  6. 35 ” – first time and hella intimidating once the brain got involved

    9:51 WOD- wall balls still felt sh*#ty , but I think better than two months ago!

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