Congrats to Chuck and Kristin!!!
Tuesday class times: 530am, 430pm, and 530pm
ELEMENTS #4: 630pm
Skill/Strength: Split Jerk 3-3-3-3-3
Double Unders (singles x 4)
Great job on the Hero WOD yesterday all! Many of you went Rx'd and for some, it was their first one! Expect those legs to be screamin'. Keep on the ice, foam rollers, and lacrosse balls.
Speaking of engagement(see above), I believe there are several types occurring at our gym. The first being muscle engagement, like when you squat. Squats should engage the entire posterior chain. What does this mean, great looking backsides! Haha. Seriously though, proper muscle engagement is way more efficient and makes strength gains happen faster. Unlike isolation exercises(think bicep curls), which single out individual muscles, our movements work multiple muscles simultaneously. More work, less time!
Another type of engagement at Arise is the mental one. How do I know this is occurring? Because you are not a bunch of mindless zombies, shuffling through the cardio section at Globo Gym 2000! You show up, focus on your weaknesses, make gains, and slay the WOD! You have actual goals(pull-up, muscle-up, pistol, handstand push-up). You are getting better, stronger, faster, and FITTER with every rep! You engage your brain! Mental fortitude is getting off your couch, to keep going, fight through the soreness, cast off the negative "I can't" attitude, and showing up!
The third engagement is with our CrossFit community. Engaging with one another at the box, going to seminars, checking out other boxes while traveling, and sharing life with each other. Working out is so much better with someone by your side, pushing you, cheering you on, making you better. No one wants to roll solo. I love listening to the conversations you all have! Not in a creepy eavesdropping way. I enjoy hearing about the things you all do together outside of the box. A strong community builds better athletes.
Thank you for making Arise so engaging! If you see Kristin and/or Chuck, congratulate them! Girls, be jealous of Kristin's tan from Hawaii. Boys, be jealous of Chuck. I feel a engagement WOD might be in store.... thoughts?