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Tuesday: CrossFit Makes Better People

I was in California last week for a media conference and was lucky enough to hear Greg Glassman speak. He was amazing - charismatic, authentic, brilliant. But what I loved most about him was that he hasn't become stale, politically correct, and fearful of offending people just because he's powerful. He was amazing. One of the things he kept talking about was how CrossFit makes people better. But not only does it make people better, it essentially makes better people. I constantly hear people tell me how they're quite literally better people with CrossFit in their lives - better moms, better dads, better at work, happier, healthier etc etc etc... I live with the Donkey right now, and I recently stumbled across this picture of Donkey before CrossFit. Today, Donkey's attractiveness has skyrocketed since this picture. Not only that, he no longer sports hazardess sweatshirts like this. Fat Donkey Another man who i TECH: I'm loving this Every Minute on the Minute stuff these days (EMOM) - a great way to get a lot of volume in without KILLING yourself. Today will be every 30 seconds as opposed to every minute... Every 30 seconds for 5 minutes: 2 Front Squats (60-70% of max) Rest 2 minutes Every 30 seconds for 5 minutes: 1 Front Squat (60-70% of max) WOD: 20 Minute AMRAP with a partner (Tom and I did a similar workout at a competition in Bellevue recently. It was HARD!) One person working at a time. Scale accordingly. 20 Hang Squat Cleans (115/155) 20 HSPU (do shoulder press with DBs for a progression) 20 KB Swings (Brown/Black) 20 Burpee and lateral jump over partner 20 OH Lunges (45/25) 100 Double Unders For anyone who wants to try the workout Tom and I did at the comp (we did 2 full rounds plus 8 Clean), it was: 30 Hang Squat Cleans (115/155) 30 HSPU 30 KB Swings (Brown/Black) 30 Ground to Overhead (45/35) 30 Burpee and Jump over Partner 30 OH Lunges (45/25) 100 Double Unders