The Numbers: 9/27/10

Posted: September 28, 2010 in Training
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Workout of the Day:
7 Rounds for time of-
7 Deadlifts (45#) / 10 Hand-Release Push-Ups

This workout is a modification of the workout posted on the CrossFit site from today, and I thought it was a good one.  Since yesterday’s workout was such a crusher, I decided to have today’s be much lighter and faster, with some technique and core-specific work thrown in.  Keeping your workouts constantly varied is key for the most effective all-around fitness in my opinion!

Some of you may have been wondering what a “hand-release push-up” is, so I took a video of Kristin doing them during the last round of her workout.  It just means that when your chest is against the ground, you literally remove your hands from the floor.  I saw them for the first time during this summer’s CrossFit Games.

Today I also did something for the first time… I did the “Pre-Test / Re-Test”.  This is where I will have the athletes perform some task (usually a max effort of some sort) prior to the workout.  Then, without their knowledge, I will have them re-test and complete the same task following the day’s main workout.  Why will I do this?  The easy answer is that I am trying to prepare athletes for the “Unknown and the Unknowable”.  There may be times in life where you need to give 100% of your effort, and then be asked to it again.  Since life will not always give you fair warning as to when this will happen, I won’t always do it either.  While this won’t happen often, don’t be surprised if you encounter this sometime.

Athlete Results:

Kristin – Main Workout – 7:50

 Today’s “Pre-Test / Re-Test” – 500 Meter Row

Pre-workout result – 2:03

Post-workout result – 2:06

Great job today, Kristin!

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