"My future's so bright I gotta wear shades"
What on earth has Dave Castro, CrossFit Games Director and Head Programmer, got in store for us today? When asked what we can expect for the final CrossFit Games Open Workout, Dave replied that nothing will be "a surprise if you pay attention to CrossFit mainsite programming"
Have you been paying attention to the mainsite programming? L-sits and Scales have been programmed THREE times since March 6. Do you think they will make an appearance tomorrow? We will all find out together tonight at 6pm!
Don't fret if you are not yet able to do an L sit on the parallettes. Everything in CrossFit can be modified and they released this great video for starting your L Sit training at home. In fact, CrossFit has been releasing at home workouts recently! Check out em out!
Of course, it's Foodie Friday and you know I just can't leave you hanging this weekend. Spring is FINALLY here and I'm ready to fire up the grill. Radishes are always the first thing I harvest from my garden. Since I still have at least a foot of snow over my garden I won't be able to plant them anytime soon. However, I know that our local farmers have already sown radish seeds in their hoop houses. When radishes are here I will certainly be making this recipe. It's from my favorite farm to table blog: www.dishingupthedirt.com. Click on the image for the recipe. Enjoy!
GRILLED RADISHES WITH RADISH GREENS CHIMICHURRI
The roads around our warehouse complex are clearing up! How soon will we start running? Nanook and Coach James are ready:-)
Muhammad Ali once said, "I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was."
How do you think Ali's self talk affected his training, his practice and his competitions? What words do you say to yourself when you're in the middle of a lift, or a workout? There is nothing more heartbreaking for me as a coach to hear someone say, "I don't..., "I can't...", "Yeah, but I did it scaled." We are capable of so much more than we think. In fact, Coach Glassman, founder of CrossFit said the biggest adaption to CrossFit is between your ears.
We coaches are constantly cueing and encouraging, in fact we are downright relentless, because we know for most of you the internal dialog is crap. We know because we've been there. We try to be the voice you want to hear inside your head.
Have you ever noticed how our cues are positive, e.g. we say, "keep going," or "one more rep," rather than "don't stop"? There is a reason behind our specificity.
When you hear, "don't stop," either as an internal dialog or from a "well meaning" encourager, your brain ignores the first word, "don't" and focuses on the second, "stop." Then you obsess about stoping and taking a break. Instead, when you hear, "keep going," or ,"one more rep," your brain focuses on going and more.
Next time you're in the middle of a workout, possibly the one you'll be doing today, reword your internal dialog into positive and affirmative statements. It takes a little mental physics, and the rewards will be worth it.
Dugan digs deep to get through all those snatches in Open Workout 19.4
Today's Wellness Wednesday topic is movement. It's easy to think of movement as exercise and therefore, as a CrossFitter, think that you get plenty of it. However, we need to move our bodies through low intensity motion as well. We need to bend, reach, walk, and stretch everyday. In fact, it can be a very nice break from our stressful lives to give ourselves the gift of a 5 min walk or 5 sun salutations.
Motion is the lotion that keeps our joints and tissues supple and happy. If we rely on a CrossFit class for our sole source of movement then we could be missing out on the joy of a sunset stroll with our family, or a weekend hike with friends.
Daily movement is an important component of a healthy lifestyle and is a great way to manage our stress. My Wellness Wednesday partner, Laini Gray of Gray Star Health, and I have included daily movement in our Foundations of Health video series. Check it out below, then get up and walk around the block. See you in class!
March 22 The CrossFit Open Closes
March 27 6-Week OCR Training Course Starts
April 5 - Lift Off!
April 27 Festivus Games
May 4 - 5 Montana Spartan Race
May 10 Baseline & Beers
May 11 Montana Craft Beer Week BEER OLYMPICS at TSCF
June 22 OutWOD
June 28 - July 12 Anniversary Throwdown
July 13 Knuckle Buster OCR
July 14 5th Year Anniversary Party
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