- The CrossFit Kids Trainer course is this weekend at CFSBK! All regular classes and open gym will run as planned in 597 and the Annex, as the course will be taking place in 608.
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Have You Met Our Friends Over at The Modern Chemist Yet?
This funky/fun/friendly pharmacy is celebrating its first year on 4th Avenue (on the corner of Sackett). There will be a free massage therapist, balloons, raffles, skin consultations, free samples, live music, face painting, and more! Come celebrate with them TOMORROW from 10am-4pm, 191 4th Ave & Sackett.
All The Good Reps, and Only the Good Reps
By Chris Fox
Originally posted on 1.12.2015
We’ve almost all been there before. You’re tired, it’s your 50th pull-up, handstand push-up, power snatch, or whatever. You sort of, kind of, maybe executed full range-of-motion—but then again, maybe you didn’t. Then, you maybe even tried to squeeze in another (no) rep! Coaches see this, your fellow athletes see this, and you see this.
With a judge in front of you—whether it’s a regular group class, during the Open, or at a local throwdown—you’ll have a harder time getting away with garbage reps. I’d suggest that you shouldn’t let yourself off the hook in your daily training either. Your continued progress over the long haul is the ultimate goal. You want your movements to be truly quantifiable. If you count reps where sometimes your chin gets over the bar and sometimes it doesn’t, then you’re left comparing apples to durian fruit.
At CFSBK, we strive for virtuosity—the principle that you should aim to perform even the simplest movements exceedingly well. With effort and practice, your 300th squat in “Murph” can and in fact should be a mirror image of your first. Be honest about your reps and if you’re not 101% sure, then don’t count them. It sucks, yeah, but don’t be that person who moves really fast but really poorly. Don’t be the person who the next class coming in looks at and says “Uh uh… that’s not a rep.” Be the person with whom you’d be impressed, even if it slows you down a bit. Consider that you may need to scale WODs sometimes. The Rx isn’t for everybody, and even if you do some or most of our WODs Rx’d, there may be some that you should scale load and/or volume. Then, even when you really, really tried to do a good rep but didn’t, resist the urge to count your effort as execution. Only count the good ones.
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