What Exercise Makes You Smile?

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A) 6 on 3
:45 row
:45 strict pull-up
B) In 20 min complete:
a) 5x
5 OHS @ 70% of 1RM
10 TTB
In remaining time find,
b) 3 RM DL (compare to 6.11.13)


A) For Quality
Hollow Rock
Arch Rock
B) 5RFT (10min cap):
10 Squat
10 Push-ups
20 DU
:30 Rest
C) In 20 min, complete 1 RM Sq. Cl.We spent a fair amount of time in CrossFit talking about how awful and horrible the workouts are and which exercises we hate the most. We talk about how the community helps get us through the hard work and the challenge. And all that can be true, but if that was the entirety of things, that might be a little strange. The truth is, we all have stuff we love and that we pray is going to show up in the workout. Maybe it’s the stuff that comes really easily to you, that you’ve always been good at or that you’ve learned particularly quickly. But you shouldn’t ever feel bad for wishing for those things. There’s nothing wrong with wanting things you enjoy, and that you enjoy continuing to excel at. There’s nothing wrong with celebrating our strengths from time to time.

For me I always loved “Nancy” and anything with overhead squats or pullups. Overhead squats just really made my day. And sure, it’s ’cause I was always good at them, but so what – I enjoyed them and we all deserve some days of pure enjoyment and triumph.

So what about you? What movements do you wish and hope will show up in the workouts? Which ones do you know mean you’ve got this workout down and make you smile, giddy with delight?

Becca Borawski served as Program Director at CFLA for seven years and is now part of the extended coaching family. She is the managing editor for Breaking Muscle, a website designed for real athletes and real coaches. She lives in Portland, OR and is most likely preparing a paleo meal at this moment.

I see Nina and Lauren smiling!



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