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Creating variance

Middle ground on the Memorial Day “Murph” Challenge.

One of the three prescriptions of CrossFit is variance (can you name the other two?). Along with the obvious variations in workout parameters (e.g. duration, volume, load), what about other less obvious possibilities. Have you ever trained in a fasted or dehydrated state? Do you always train indoors, or do you take your workouts outdoors? Have you ever trained in your street clothes?

Begin looking at your training with an objective eye. Identify your routines, and seek ways to break those habits with something new and different.

Workout of the Day

“The Bear”
7-7-7-7-7 reps for max load of:
Power clean
Front squat
Push press
Back squat
Push press

Using a barbell, choose your starting weight and complete one rep of each movement in the order listed. Do this seven times without letting go of the bar. Touch and go at the floor only. Increase the weight on the barbell, and complete one rep of each movement in the order listed, seven times. Rest as needed between sets. Attempt to increase the weight through all five sets.

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