Every workout in CrossFit is a competition, first and foremost with yourself. They’re all given a score, and you try to beat your previous best, or push beyond your preconceived capabilities. In order to get the bar into position to be pressed, push pressed, jerked, thrustered, or front squated you’re most likely going to need to clean it (how often do you get to work out of squat rack in a metcon?). This being the case, why not get better at it, and develop a more efficient clean? Brute strength can be used to move the bar into the rack position, but technique, speed, and flexibility can certainly make up where strength leaves off, allowing you to use less energy putting the bar where you want it to execute the desired movement. Whether you have aspirations of entering an upcoming CrossFit competition, or merely want better numbers versus the old you, improving your clean is a good place to start.
Speaking of competition, Nathan and Yosh represented CrossFit Fenway at the Scout Sniper Throwdown this past weekend. They’re both among our athletes preparing for the Beast of the East Throwdown coming up November 6th. Both acquitted themselves quite well, with Nathan even taking home the top spot in the second part of the first event. Keep up the great work guys, we’re proud to have you as part of the CrossFit Fenway family.
October 4th, 2010
15 Ring Push-ups
15 Box Jumps, 24″
Many members of CrossFit Fenway are running in the BAA Half Marathon on Sunday, October 10th. We’ll be hosting a prerace potluck at CrossFit Fenway on Saturday, October 9th at 6 PM. Please RSVP here and let us know what you’re bringing by Thursday, October 7th.
Compete in the most physically demanding obstacle course available on Saturday, November 13th in Marshfield at Ruckus Boston 2010. Stephanie Schneider is helping to organize the CrossFit Fenway team. Please contact her if you’d like to participate, as discounts are available for teams.