Frank and Mama Noah practice synchronized overhead squats for the CrossFit Team Series competition held this summer.
This week's Whole Life Challenge Weekly Lifestyle challenge is to practice a skill every day. You can choose something brand new, something you used to practice, or something you've been doing but want to recommit to. The folks at the Whole Life Challenge think this practice is important because:
"Few of us are born with the innate talent to do exactly what we want to do. Even the gifted among us have to hone our skills if we want to excel in our natural abilities. Without practice, our gifts gather dust and our plans remain fantasies. Who of us doesn’t have something in the back of our mind that we wish we were better at or could return to doing — like playing the piano or guitar, or learning gymnastics, or painting, or learning a new language?
It doesn’t matter if the skill you choose to practice this week is physical, mental, or even spiritual. Becoming proficient at anything requires regular, diligent effort. There is no way around this. And if you want to be good at something, you have to be willing to get through being bad first. So be patient with yourself and remember it’s about the journey, not the end point.
But the great thing about practice is that it means anything you want to be good at is within your reach. Are we saying that with enough practice you’ll end up in Carnegie Hall? We are not. But perfection and “world class” are not the same as mastery and pure enjoyment. You don’t have to be the best to love what you do. But you’ll need the skill to do it, and that takes a little work every day."
Overhead Squat 5-5-5
Snatch Balance 3-3-3
Hang Squat Snatch 1-1-1
Today's workout was published on the CrossFit mainsite on Oct 4, 2016. The goal of the workout is to get comfortable with increasing weight in the overhead squat, learn how to pull your self under the bar in a snatch balance, and to practice snatching from the hang. As you may know, things get even more complicated when we pull from the floor.
Your mission is to get progressively heavier with each set and each movement. Your snatch balances should end up being heavier than our OHS. Your hang squat snatches should be heavier than your snatch balances. This is, of course, relative to your current fitness level and range of motion. For those of you who regularly split snatch, you will lunge and split snatch today.
This workout is all about practice. We are working on our motor control and neurological pathways in addition to developing balance, speed, coordination, agility, flexibility.
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