Simple, not Easy

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Today’s Workout
5 rounds for time of:
15 Push up
15 Box jumps (24/20)
15 DB hang squat clean thrusters (45/30)I find myself using that phrase often when talking about CrossFit movements – kipping pull ups, overhead squats, handstands, cartwheels, squat cleans, snatch, muscle ups (ok, maybe not muscle ups). One of the major differences between CrossFit and the rest of the fitness world is that we’re not looking for things to come easily… we’re not engaged by movements that don’t require skill and practice. Easy is bad, because it removes the thing that keeps us all coming back, time and again wanting more – challenge. If there’s no challenge in learning a movement, there is a short learning curve, but you get no feeling of pride, reward or ownership (have you ever gone home after a workout in a Globo Gym and told someone how excited you were that you learned how to do bicep curls?) Going home and showing off a new skill – like a handstand, cartwheel, L-sit, or even overhead squat is a hallmark of CrossFit… and is memorable when you’ve done it.

What are some of the movements ‘shown-off’ to your friends or family – having paid the cost in time, sweat, rips, falls, and misses?

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Monica workin’ out her double-unders

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