“Run, Cindy, Run!”
3 Rounds for Time:
5 Rounds of “Cindy”
Cindy = 5 Pull-Ups + 10 Push-Ups + 15 Squats
Scale the runs to 550m as needed of you can’t complete the 800s under 5 minutes. Scaling for Pull-Ups is Ring Rows or Jumping Pull-Ups, and Push-Ups is Knee Push-Ups. The “Cind”y rounds should take about a minute. Scale volume to 3-4 rounds per set if you want to work on a more challenging pull/push version that ends up taking much longer than that.
Post time and Rx to comments.
An Update from CFSBK’s Resident Anthropologist
By Katie Rose Hejtmanek
Hi CFSBKers! Your local anthropologist here. I want to give you all a quick update. I’m winding down my US-based research and heading overseas this fall for preliminary investigations into CrossFit in Australia and India. Why Australia and India? In both India and Australia, I am interested in what happens in the CrossFit gym–what parts of CrossFit travel well and which parts are made more local. For example, on international yoga day, the Indian CrossFit gym included yoga in their WOD. So the fact of a WOD and the idea of making a WOD culturally meaningful traveled, but that it was yoga, one of India’s most famous physical practices, seems uniquely Indian. My question is, essentially, how do these gyms add to the basic recipe that is CrossFit to make it their own?
CrossFit is not, however, just the daily practice that happens in the gym. This daily work is in conversation with CrossFit writ large, including who trains for and makes it to Regionals and the Games. It means something for individuals to go to and gyms to send people to these elite CrossFit competitions. Therefore, I chose Australia because Australian women dominate CrossFit at the international level (along with Iceland) and many Australian men make it to the Games. Does gym culture get shaped by the fact that Australians are some of the best CrossFitters? If so, in what ways? What is the relationship between the everyday WODs and the fact that Australians are crowned fittest on earth?
I chose India because it has a long tradition of physical culture and is becoming an important market for CrossFit, but so far no one has made it to the Games. India is known for other physical practices and sports–yoga and wrestling–and is home to world champion cricketers (check out CFSBKer Samir Chopra’s book Eye on Cricket). The gym where I will be, which has been going strong for 8 years, just won a national-level award–an ICON award–for being the most innovative health and fitness brand in India. But Indian CrossFitters don’t see themselves represented at the elite competitions. Does that matter in the gym? What relationship does the everyday WOD in India have with elite competition?
I will be doing this work during my fall sabbatical, staying about 2-3 months in each place. Like with my research here, I’m sure new questions and insights will emerge as I stay for a while, listen to people, and learn. If you were doing this project, what would you want to know? What would you ask?
Before I head out, I will be having a little bon voyage party at Pig Beach on Saturday August 11, after Open Gym. Please come by!
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