Tuesday, February 22, 2011


     Hey again folks. Still a bit in the sickness realm of my fitness, but things are getting better. So much better that today, I think we have a pretty decent ramble for you... you let me know what ya think.

This is the next adventure race I'm going to do

     Alrighty then, so you'll notice that today's blog is titled "Power". Now, we've talked about Power before, being one of the 10 General Physical Skills. So, I just wanted to talk briefly about very Power-biased sport... Powerlifting.

     Powerlifting, at a competition, involves 3 big lifts: Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift (think a little different CrossFit Total). Powerlifters do more than just that. First off, most of these guys (and gals) are just stupid Strong. Even though the guy in the video below weighs a whopping 220 lbs and can squat over 700 lbs, he can rep out 45 inch box jumps like a champ!

     Powerlifters will do a lot of accessory work that many CrossFitters gave up on. Things such as triceps extensions, lat pull downs and machines in general. But, in order for these guys to move the weight, this is things they need to work on. Judge all you want, these guys have some sick power output! And, if you don't think that these guys are fast, a lot of sprinters have trained at Westside Barbell (Louie Simmon's gym... strongest in world). Without ever having them run once, Louie was able to make them faster... strange, huh?

     Not strange at all. Remember, these guys are big on Power, and work like that will transfer over into all aspects of our fitness. So, don't ever feel cheated if you come into CrossFit and we work towards a 1 Rep Max Deadlift... Don't think of it as a "Strength Bias", how about "I'm-getting-better-bias". So squat deep, jump high... and do burpees.

3,2,1 GO!

Yesterday's WOD

Rest Day:
Still feeling a bit under the weather. The best thing for me is going to be recovering. So no WOD today, unless you count demonstrating handstand walks...

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