One of the most interesting things about the 2011 CrossFit Games was the addition of 3 more divisions to the masters competition, and that the divisions were pre-scaled. This was an excellent demonstration of CrossFit’s scalability. In Greg Glassman’s article What is Fitness? it is stated that:
The needs of an Olympic athlete and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. One is looking for functional dominance the other for functional competence. Competence and dominance manifest through identical physiological mechanisms. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage ﬁghters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.
All competitors in the masters division may have started out in search of competence, but they have certainly taken their fitness to a level of relative dominance. Compared with their peers they are better at exercise than most of us. Friday we’re trying masters event 4, a chipper. Come in, choose a scaling option, give it a try, and see how you compare to the masters.
August 5, 2011
10 Handstand push-ups
20 Wall ball shots
40 Power cleans
60 Sumo deadlift high-pulls
- Scale handstand push-ups to dumbbell presses
- Scale toes-to-bar to knees-to-elbows, or 1 pull-up and 1 sit-up for each rep of toes-to-bar
- Use 1 barbell for power cleans and sumo deadlift high-pulls, and strip weight after power cleans to the desired weight for sumo deadlift high-pulls
New 9 AM Class! By popular demand, beginning Monday, August 8th CrossFit Fenway will be offering a 9 AM All Levels class Monday through Friday.
CrossFit Fenway Endurance
Running is a skill. Just as with any other movement in CrossFit, instruction and practice are necessary to improve. The CrossFit Fenway Endurance program is a supplemental, 8 session course that will be held on Saturday mornings at 9 AM, beginning August 20th, and running through early October. This course is for anyone who wants to work to improve their skill. Over the 8 sessions we will cover POSE running technique, and supplementing your CrossFit training with endurance programming. Space is limited, so contact Eric for more information and to reserve your spot.
FIGHT GONE BAD 6: Registration for Fight Gone Bad 6 is open. This year the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the CrossFit Foundation are benefiting from the fundraising efforts. Sign up and join in this great community event as a part of the CrossFit Fenway team.