Congratulations Lindsay and Siri on your first strict pull-ups this week!
Many of you have the goal to get a pull-up. It's a terrific goal! Pull-ups are functional, make you feel like a badass, and can get you a free beer at Outlaw Brewery on Tuesday nights!
Today, we are helping you achieve that goal. Have fun and hopefully you'll earn that free beer (it takes 14 pull-ups to get a free pint.)
We are returning our focus to gymnastic movements, as these are an important component of our path to becoming a badass. Many of you were introduced to this path in our Foundations program. Here is it again, as a reminder of the importance of gymnastics. As you can see, CrossFit gives gymnastics a very important role in development of general physical preparedness, it is more important than weightlifting.
In fact, CrossFit recommends, "Every workout should contain regular gymnastic/calisthenic movements that you’ve mastered and other elements under development. Much of the rudiments of gymnastics come only with great effort and frustration – that’s O.K. The return is unprecedented and the most frustrating elements are most beneficial -long before you’ve developed even a modicum of competency."
We like to revisit the roots of CrossFit periodically to make sure we are in line with the True Spirit of CrossFit. What do you think about gymnastics movements? Share your thoughts in the comments. In the meantime, when was the last time you read What Is Fitness?
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Lime & Crispy Shallots
Author: Rachael Bryant from the "Nourish" Cookbook
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: Serves 4
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