Complete as many rounds as possible in 3 minutes of:
3 Push Jerk
5 Front Squat
7 Power Clean
(men’s weight 155#, women’s weight 105#)
Rest 1 minute and repeat for a total of 4 cycles. At the beginning of the next cycle, pick up where you left off. Post the total number of completed rounds to comments.
by Mindi Martinez
Let’s talk about the words convenient/convenience. I was sitting at the kitchen table eating dinner and flipping through the new IKEA catalog. I stumbled upon a description of a bed that had drawers underneath and the catalog said something like – drawers below to stash many items or your computer so you don’t have to get out of bed. I actually went through a few more pages before those words actually set in and I flipped back to that particular page. I started thinking about the “convenience” of having somewhere to stow shit so I wouldn’t have to move. Then I realized that with my convenient tiny mobile phone I don’t have to get up and go answer the phone because most likely it’s right next to me. Same with the multiple remotes for the television/cable/dvd, I don’t have to get up and walk across the room to change the channel etc. It is incredibly easy to move as little as possible in our world. We are definitely moving towards WALL-E territory people. And that is incredibly scary.
The definition of convenient is: well-suited with respect to facility or ease in use; easy or comfortable for use. The definition of convenience is: something that increases comfort or saves work. I understand that some conveniences are important in order to save time (an entirely different discussion) but most of them are excuses to not do the work. Life is work and we need to do the work. Our health and all-around well-being depends on it. I’m not saying that we should never be comfortable or never take the easy route, but it shouldn’t be the only option. We have to think about the repercussions and results (or lack of) that come from embracing easy.
CrossFit is not convenient; it is not comfortable or easy. It is not convenient to be sore. It is not comfortable to have ripped and bloody hands or rope burns. It is definitely not easy to lift that heavy load, to sprint hard all 400 meters to the end, or stay steady through a 2K row. Sticking to the Zone or going Paleo is not convenient. For some of you the trek to the box is not convenient. What CrossFit is: incredibly hard work, lots of sweat, maybe some tears and above all commitment. So why do you do it?