The Scale’s Usually Worse

The scale’s usually worse than the movement you’re modifying for.  Thursday we want you to stay fast throughout the workout (hence the moderate, no-need-to-break-it-up weights programmed on the squats and swings).  If you’re not quite there with knees-t0-elbows yet, you can substitute burpees.  While performing a burpee you move through a sort of prone knees-to-elbows.  It’s somewhat less skilled, and certainly more cardiovascularly crushing.  If you ask me, I’m honestly not sure which one I’d rather do given the choice, but I’m pretty sure bonus burpees are motivation enough to work at and improve just about anything.

September 1, 2011
Strength: Press 3-3-3-3-3

Overhead Squats (45kg/30kg)
Kettlbell Swings (24kg/16kg)

*Scale knees-to-elbows to burpees



Labor Day Schedule Updates: No invasion workout this Saturday, September 3rd and no classes Monday, September 5th.

FIGHT GONE BAD 6: Registration for Fight Gone Bad 6 is open.  This year the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, the Infant Swim Resource, and Camp Patriot are benefiting from the fundraising efforts.  We’ll be running heats at CrossFit Fenway on Saturday morning, September 17th in lieu of an invasion workout.  Athletes of all abilities are welcome, and encouraged to sign up, fundraise, and join in this great community event as a part of the CrossFit Fenway team.

Mama Said Knock You Out! On November 5th CrossFit Legitimus in Canton, Connecticut is hosting a CrossFit competition for moms only.  Click here to register for one of the 60 available entries, and for more information, including the first 3 workouts.

Did the excitement of the CrossFit Games get your competitive juices flowing?  Well you’re in luck!  The North East Fire Breather Festival, the first event in the new North East Garage Games Series will be held at CrossFit New England on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday the 25th.  There will be 3 events on Saturday with RX and scaled divisions (men and women competing in the RX division must be able to clean 155# and 105# respectively, 115# and 80# in the scaled division). There will be 2 additional events on Sunday for those that qualify.  All abilities and ages are welcome.  Register here and let your coaches know if you’re interested in putting your training to the test.

7 thoughts on “The Scale’s Usually Worse”

  1. Press: 27kg and 1×29. This was really really ugly for me today. Not sure why it was such a struggle…

    Wod: 10:26 with 20kg ohs, the rest rx. Doing ohs felt so good asfter squat cleans yesterday and moving up to the third floor last night! My legs are smoked.

  2. Officially, in an abusive relationship with burpees …
    My desire/motivation to escape is at an all time high!

    Step 1: arrive on time

  3. Press: 23kg

    WOD: 9:10 with 17kg OHS, 16kg kettlebell swings, and burpees. Wow. I don’t know which part of that workout was the most exhausting.

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