The Forest Through The Trees

Today's Workout:

Deadlift

5 @ 65% WM(+20lbs)
5 @ 75% WM(+20lbs)
5 @ 85% WM(+20lbs)

Then

"Baseline"

For Time:

500m Row
40 Squats
30 Sit-ups
20 Push-ups
10 Pull-ups

Top Performances: Chris J. 22 reps @300. Larisa 10 reps @ 190. Then Nick P. 3:23, Larisa 7:23.

Where is the forest? All I see are these damn trees...

"CrossFit is a community that respects efforts, not times." – Coach Pappas

CrossFit is competitive, CrossFit is a sport, CrossFit is our community, but when it all boils down CrossFit is ultimately a workout. Sometimes we forget this and become so competitive with ourselves, the clock, and others that we might be tempted to cheat. Cheating means not performing a full range of motion, the total number of reps, or counting missed reps such as a pull-up in which your chin does not break the plane of the bar. I personally don't care if you cheat in your own workouts because it is your workout, but when people post times and write RX next to them we should all be able to be confident that the workout was truly RX. Remember, the workouts we do are designed to crush the highest level of athletes. Because of this scaling is completely appropriate and encouraged until you are capable of going at a workout as prescribed. I don't want to have to become the rep Nazi and pair people up with a counter to ensure that everyone completes their version of the WOD. I don't want to be forced to call individuals out and count your reps in my mind either. Personally I like having faster times on the board because they inspire me to work harder in my own WODs, and I usually have to rage alone; however, integrity is just as important a trait to any CrossFitter (or human) as a good pair of lungs and a strong body. If you aren't putting in the work, even if you think you might be getting away with it, you will be cheating yourself out of a better workout and people do catch on. The saddest part is that if you cheat you are completely missing the point of what we are really here to do which is to become healthier, happier, and fitter human beings.

Fundamentals, Virtuosity, and Mastery– Greg Glassman