In CrossFit strength is one of 10 aspects of fitness but if I ranked all 10 it would be near the top. How is it that some people are strong like a ManBearPig but can’t squat as well as the baby pictured above? Mobility and flexibility are also critical aspects of moving well. How flexible should you be on a scale of Cirque de Soleil performer to either me or Dean C at 5:30am? The answer is you should be flexible enough to move well in both CrossFit and life and maintain correct posture. That means no anterior pelvis tilt due to sitting at a desk all day or hamstrings tighter than piano wire leading to lower back issues. Last words of advice: Squat like a baby. But a baby striving for a 200# minimum for female athletes and 300# minimum for males on your Front Squat.
14/Aug/2013 Wednesday WOD
AMRAP 10 Minutes
5 Push Jerks (Male Rx: 80% BW, Women 70% BW)
3 Bar Muscle-Ups
1 Deficit HSPU (men 2×45# plates, women 2×25# plates)
Rest 3 Min
Run 800m For Time