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Sarah’s “Somethin’ Somethin'” Epiphany

February 22, 2017
“A Little Somethin’ Somethin'”
As I was dying in the midst of Monday’s evil workout of burpees and rowing, I had an epiphany- perhaps being more realistic, it was just a fun little train of thought… join me.
   In Crossfit, our movements are either done with so much intensity, or over such a broad amount of time, that we as Crossfit athletes (that’s all of us, by the way) are taught to use every bit of our body in movements that may seem, to the average gym member, as a movement that only involves a target area.  We rarely workout targeting one muscle group. Sure, some get hit harder then the others, but we have to rely on our entire body to help/assist in most movements in order to maintain and survive.  Lately we have done some workouts that have shown some of our weaknesses in not allowing our entire bodies to work for us.  Movements where our legs and hips could have saved us on some light power cleans, or where our hip hingers could have cut down workload on some burpee, or where our powerful legs could rack up some extra calories rather then a silly big pull straight to our eyebrows…  I think you get where I’m going here.  In Crossfit, our best effort and our most efficient selves come from using our everythings in every movement.  And here is the cheesy thought process I had during my time of suffering: what our bodies do in our movements, is what our members and coaches and Crossfit community do to individuals.  You better believe that no one person became better, or hit goals, or aquired new skills on their own.  We all work together in order to achieve greatness on an individual basis- and that is the beauty of this stuff.  
Workout of the Day
4 Rounds for Time
400m Run
25 Situps
10 Pullups
400m Run
25 Situps
10 Toes to Bar
30 min cap

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