The Short Workouts

Often times people look at the workouts with a small number of reps as easy, and not as challenging as the long chippers that take forever.  While it is important to do both long and short workouts, it is the short workouts that should push you to your limits.  In crossfit we should always be trying to move fast, but the long workouts require a pace.  It is impossible to sprint a 40 minute workout.  Although, a workout a workout that is estimated to be under 5 minutes doesn’t require a pace.  When you hear the 3.2.1 go, you should be sprinting.  If you rest, or think about taking a water break then you took the wrong approach.  Hide your water bottle, find the right mind set, and go fast!


Jerk 5-5-3-3-1-1-1

3 Rounds
10 Ground to Overhead (95lb/65lb)
Row 250


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13 thoughts on “The Short Workouts”

  1. Jerk: 50 kg PR

    WOD: Its been just over a year, so I did baseline: 6:58 rx. I wish I wrote down my score from my very first day but I think it was about 8:30 with push-ups against 20″ boxes and pull-ups with green and purple bands. Its been a great year, thanks team!

  2. Today is my one year anniversary! Just like the website says, “one year from now, you may wish you had started today”. I’m sure glad I started. I’ve seen amazing strength gains over the last year, done things for my health I never would’ve imagined, and made some great friends. I’ve come a long way since that initial baseline, where I nearly threw up and passed out, and spent 5 minutes lying on the floor while the clock continued to run until I finally finished. Now I’m focused on bringing my nutrition into check to complete the picture.

    Thank you to all the coaches and workout friends who drive me to push harder and make myself better than I was the day before. I’m really glad to be part of this community.

    Jerk: 70kg – PR
    WOD: 7:22 – Rx

    1. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! This past year you have brought me so many smiles and so much support. It’s a joy to work out with you! Thanks for being part of the AM Posse! 🙂

  3. Congrats Scott for all the progress!

    Strength: Pistols 6×3
    WOD: 4:51 – 3 Rnds, 10 Pull-ups (with no pre-powdered bar) & 250m row

  4. Jerk: 90kg PR
    WOD: 6:19 rx
    That first row took a lot out of my legs. The weight felt twice as heavy after that.

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