We talk a lot about how the focus of CrossFit is to be prepared for the unknown and the unknowable. We also tell our members about how CrossFit is comprised of movements that are functional and transferable to real life skills. But maybe sometimes, in the middle of a Thruster/Burpee/Pullup grinder, or perhaps on a Gymnastics focus day, people don’t always clearly see the purpose for doing what we’re making them do.
This video from CrossFit High Voltage, shared with me by Zoner Rob Mackay, demonstrates exactly what we’re talking about when we spout off those CrossFit methodology statements. Check out what it actually means to CrossFit for real life:
Buy In – Romanian Deadlift 5 x 5 Reps (No more than 50% of your deadlift 1RM)
- Keep the core engaged during the whole set
- Maintain a natural lumbar curve during the movement
- Focus on perfect technique, coaches will let you know if you can increase weight
WOD – ‘War Elephant and the Dirty Dishes’
For time 15-12-9:
- Burpee Wallballs (14/20)
- Kettlebell Swings (35/55)
Zone 2: Scale wallballs (10/14), scale KBs (25/45)
Zone 1: Scale movements/weights as needed.
Games prep: increase weight to 55 – 70 Kbs.
Cash Out – MWOD 13