Monday, December 13, 2010

Power 5/10

     Hey everyone, getting to be that time of year. We got hit with quite the bit of snow over last weekend, so try doing burpees in the drifts... not so much fun. Anyway, we're half way through our "10 Days of CrossFit". Today we talk about Power... and its something I want you to abuse!


     What can't I say about power... we're all about it, in CrossFit. "The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time," is how we define this in CF. Its simple: move large loads, long distances, quickly.

     Power is something we can measure (Power (Work Capacity) = Force x Distance/Time). If you do a named WOD (like Fran), and then do it faster... BAM!!! Greater power output. Also, power differs in the movements that we perform. a 1 RM Deadlift will obviously have less power output than a Snatch. The Deadlift is moved a few feet in one movement, whereas a snatch is moved from ground to overhead in one movement (its all about that Distance/Time stuff).

     We need this beautiful power output in CrossFit and in life. Whether we're talking about knocking out a beast of a WOD, or moving a wheelbarrow full of wood, your power is what will save you. Keep training, and keep reading... till next time folks.

Windy City Crossfit AOM December - Kim H from Cheston Bogue on Vimeo.

3,2,1 GO!


Yesterday's WOD

Rest Day

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