When I was introduced to CrossFit 10 years ago it immediately caught my attention. I began to read everything I could about it. Back then Coach Glassman used to write the CrossFit Journal on a monthly basis. As soon as it was delivered to my inbox I would read the whole thing up in one sitting. I wanted to learn as much as I could. I did this for two years before I decided to take my CF certification. The funny thing is I was actually a bit disappointed when I went to take the certification. Why?…..because almost everything I had been reading and learning for two years was repeated in the certification. It was like a review for me. But I believe that’s the way it should be. If you really love something then you want to learn as much as you can about it (and I’m still learning).
After 7+ years of coaching CrossFit, I’m still surprised by the amount of people who currently do and say they love CrossFit but know very little about it. They know burpees, thrusters, chippers, amrap, and so on but, they don’t know the meaning of Mechanics, Consistency, Intensity, Virtuosity, Modalities, Power, Work Capacity Across Broad Times and Modal Domains, The Metabolic Pathways, The Ten General Physical Skills….etc. Even if you’re not inspiring to be a coach you should know the how and why CrossFit works. Head over to the CrossFit Journal and subscribe. It’s free for the first year. I’m sure you’ll love CrossFit even more once you see how much you can learn and improve as an athlete with the quality of information you’ll find there.
A. 15 min AMRAP
10 Wallballs, 20/14
B. Hang Power Clean
Work up to a heavy 3 rep