WOD 06 05 13
A. Snatch Balance 8×2 (AHAP). Beginners can scale by snatch grip push jerk into OHS.
B. Pronated Grip Body Row (with barbell) 3 sets for max reps. Widen Grip, elevate feet to increase difficulty. Chest-to-bar.
C. AMRAP 7 min:
14 CTB Pullups. Scale with CTB Chinups (band)
21 KB Swings
Want one way to be better?
Stop cherry picking.
You want more? Fine.
Stop looking at the WOD the night before and then canceling your class. Maybe the metcon sucks, maybe you hate Snatches, but isn’t that more the reason to actually show up? To get better at them?
Stop seeing running as your nemesis and start doing 100m all out sprints. It will suck the first time, hell I won’t lie, it will suck every time, but it will make you better, and you will start to run faster.
Stop doing only the things you are good at. It is easy to focus most of your energy on the strength portion if that is where you thrive, but this just makes the gap between your strength and metcons grow, it just makes you more one sided. It just makes you more inclined to focus even more on the strength (or visa versa).
Stop subbing out HSPU just because they tire you out. If you can do them, do them. Suck it up, be slow for the day and work on them because you will never get better without practicing them.
Stop using the green band when deep down inside you know you can do the blue band, or the red band, or no band at all.
Stop doing pushups from your knees purely because they are faster, or easier, or they make your arms less sore.
I’m not saying that you should stop scaling. You should most definitely scale for your level. But recognize that your level is changing, that you are improving and getting stronger.
Scaling to make the WOD easier or faster? That is cherry picking.
Cherry picking doesn’t make you better.
Start attaching your weaknesses today and see the results tomorrow.
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