Just My Opinion
by Coach Jeff of CFM

I had a conversation with an athlete this morning who said that they like any workout “that’s five rounds or 20 minutes long. The longer the better.” They went on to say how much they hate the short, intense burning wods. That’s cool. We all have things that are in our wheel house. This person may have a better aerobic capacity than the person next to them which allows he/she to excel at longer, steadier workouts. It is always fun to train things that we are good at. It makes us feel comfortable and confident. If you check the web site at night and you see a bunch of movements that you enjoy, aren’t you eager to wake up the next morning and get to crossfit to crush the day? Well, what about the days when you don’t like the movements? Is there running? Are there heavy deadlifts? BURPEES? What do we do then? Sometimes we cherry pick and don’t show up because we can’t stand the thought of plodding through more thrusters and burpee barbell hops. To this, I quote one of the things I learned at my level one seminar almost three years ago: Don’t be limited by the margins of your experience. To me, what this means is that you will slowly become deficient in certain aspects of your fitness if you neglect those aspects. It’s just my opinion but isn’t crossfit about getting comfortable with being uncomfortable? If you are not good at something or hate something, shouldn’t you train it more to become well rounded? What I’m trying to express here is that sometimes we have to do things we don’t want to to make improvements. At the gym, if you want to out run the lifter and out lift the runner you need to broaden your horizons. You need to attack each workout with a purpose and understand what you’re trying to accomplish. We all have it in us to finish. So get comfortable with being uncomfortable. When you see a workout that you know may be painful, believe that its going to make you better, that it is going to grow you. If you are thorough with your training and your positive thinking, your fitness will increase and your mental outlook will be much stronger as well.
So train what you need to improve. Embrace it and enjoy it because after awhile you’ll start to love those movements that once seemed difficult. And after enough time passes, you’ll be so much more versatile and strong that you’ll forget what it was like to be afraid of burpees.
But that’s just my opinion.

I’ll leave you with a quote that I read the other day. I liked it, maybe you will too:
Civilize the mind but make savage the body

Warm up
3 minutes of z1 work
3-5 minutes of movement prep
*ankles, hips, t-spine
3-5 minutes of workout prep
– strict T2B
– goblet skater squat
– good mornings
– press

A. HPC practice
B1. RDL x 5 x 3, rest 30 sec
B2. Strict press x 5 x 3, rest 30 sec
4 rounds
200m row
200m run
12 kb swings
12 sit ups
rest 2 min b/t rounds

A. PC + PJ x 1 rep @ 75-80% x 3 sets
B.1 RDL x 5 x 3 sets, rest 60 seconds
B.2 Strict press x 5 x 3 sets, rest 60 seconds
4 rounds
600m run
10 power cleans @ 115/75
10 T2B
rest 3 minutes bt. rounds … keep all rounds about the same time