For this week’s overview of December 24th through the 29th we start our week off on Christmas Eve Monday with the “12 Days of CrossFit”. In this workout we will move through 12 different movements like the song goes. Those movements are Thruster, Hang Power Cleans, Deadlifts, Burpees, Toes to Bar, Box Jumps, Hand Release Push-ups, Reverse Lunges, Kettlebell Swings, AbMat Sit-ups, Wallballs, Assualt Bike. Remember what Santa says “No lift! No Gift!” On Tuesday we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! If you feel the need to perform something on your own today we have a “Stocking Stuffer” for you; 4 Rounds of 20 Pull-ups, 30 AbMat Sit-ups, 40 Air Squats, 50 Double Unders. Wednesday is a two part day that starts of with a Squat Clean Complex building to a Heavy 3-Position Squat Clean then finishing off with a “Clean Sheet”; 3X AMRAP in 3 minutes where we will hit three different variations of the clean and Assault Bike. Then on Thursday you’re going to need all of the “Bells and Whistles” for this AMRAP of Rowing, Kettlebell Swings and Bear Crawls. For Friday, Snatch positioning is the focus of today’s two part workout. The first part begins with a Snatch complex building to a heavy Power Snatch + Overhead Squat + Squat Snatch. Then we’ll work through “Over and Out” for time with Power Snatches, Lateral Barbell Burpees, Overhead Squats, Lateral Barbell Burpees, Squat Snatches. Finally, after a week Holiday Spirit, Saturday will be a “Saving Grace”. In this 3 person team workout, everyone will attempt to complete the 6 rounds of increasing weight “Grace” for time or see how far they can get before the 30 minute cap. There’s one caveat, a buy-in to the workout is the three rounds of bike and toes to bar.
From CompTrain Mindset
“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut” – Dr. Suess
The simplicity in this quote, but how deep it travels, is one worth reading twice.
We are creatures of habit. We enjoy our routines, and our way of life. From the morning rituals, to the way we warm up for a workout, to our regimented diets and food plans.
Although dialing in the routine is a great thing – we must “keep our eyes open”. What Dr. Suess’s quote encourages, is to always, always, stay open-minded. Even when we feel we’ve found exactly what works for us, we can’t close our eyes and ears to new ideas. New methods. New modes of thought.
For if we do close our eyes, we lose the opportunity to grow. To challenge ourselves for that next 1%. It’s a theme we can take into our day – “always a student”. There is so much to learn, to experience, to benefit from, if we only keep our eyes focused to do so.
Always a student