SCHEDULING REMINDER: Starting Monday, September 26th, we’re splitting the lunchtime class into TWO lunchtime classes. Instead of 12:30-1:30pm only, we’ll have 2 WOD classes: one from noon-1pm and the other from 1-2pm!
A: Deadlift 5-5-5
3 Rounds of:
Run 400 Meters
30 24/20 Inch Box Jumps (Post Elements: 20/16 Inch)
30 20/14 Wall Ball Shots (Post Elements: 14#/10#)
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A little deception helps push athletes to the limit
Noshing down Mulberry Street
1) Did you set out to be one of our top 3 fundraisers for FGB6? To be honest, I initially set my goal at whatever it took to get a sweatshirt. But then a friend gave $150, and a family member gave $50. So how am I supposed to ask people for money when I’ve already exceeded my goal? So I quietly raised my goal to $400. Then I offered a contest on my blog, and a few people gave a $100. So then I just kind of raised my goal a few more times. I’m not sure if raising your goal mid-contest is allowed, but hey, it’s for a good cause, right?
2) What was your biggest donation and how did you make that happen? U.S. Wellness Meats unexpectedly donated $500. I buy grass-fed beef from them in bulk, and the price ends up being not far off from the conventional beef at that poor-excuse-for-a-grocery-story called Gristedes. I had met the owner, John Wood, at the Weston A. Price conference last year. I really admire entrepreneurs like him — they are the ones who are criticizing the current system by creating the alternative, and we should support them when we can.
3) Had you ever done FGB, the workout, before? What did you think of it? Never done it before. I got a 226 (as RX’ed). Nothing amazing, but I put it all on the line. It’s funny, sometimes people expect me to be an amazing athlete simply because I blog about paleo and health. I am actually much closer to an average athlete who is trying to become a very good athlete. Lebron James could use the elliptical all day, or sit on his ass, and he’d still be more fit than most people. So the real test of a fitness approach is how much you improve.
That’s clearly just a long-winded attempt to shift the focus away from my 226.
4) You’re doing your 2nd annual NYC Barefoot Run–why should crossfitters attend? Can they still sign up?
I’m not trying to turn you into an endurance runner. The focus of the event is on learning a skill: barefoot running. FREE BOOZE. We have clinics with a wide variety of coaches on Saturday afternoon. FREE BOOZE. We have talks on Saturday night, including on posture, walking, and injury. FREE BOOZE. Professor Dan Lieberman will be talking about some unpublished experimental results that should make a stir. FREE BOOZE. The dirty secret of this event is that we are trying to reform running away from the monotonous, low-skill, low variability, high-injury sport that it is today. FREE BOOZE. If you want to do interval training to prepare for running, that’s all well and good–but at some point, when you select that ping pong ball out of the bingo hopper, that physical task might just say: “Run 5 miles.” FREE BOOZE. I don’t want a stringy runner’s body either, and neither does Barefoot Ted, and neither does Erwan Le Corre. You get a cool tech tee too.
You can register at NYCBarefootrun.com.
5) If there’s anything else you want to mention, make up a question yourself and answer it! : )
[using your actual question] Did I mention free booze? Barefoot Wine and Smuttynose are sponsoring the alcohol. I probably shouldn’t be pushing alcohol consumption so much, paleo and all, but I am shameless promoting the event.
Free gluten! Free sugar! Free diet pills!
It’ll be fun, hope to see you there.
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Here’s a preview of Friday’s WOD classes:
Push Press 1-1-1-1-1
Try to increase the load on each rep.