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Happy August!

In CrossFit, we regularly encounter parts of workouts that challenge us more than others. Athletes will often develop preferences for elements they’re better at, and get frustrated with movements, weights, or time domains they struggle with. For example, the snatches today might be a piece of cake, while the double unders are a nightmare. However, this struggle is worth celebrating; when we encounter something that we’re comparatively weak at, the novice effect tells us that gains in that area will come more easily than in the areas where we’re already proficient. It’s easier to go from squatting 100 to 150 than it is to go from squatting 850 to 900. Not only that, but improving our weak areas makes us more fit than honing our strengths. 10 minutes a day of focused, directed practice in a weak area has the potential to redefine your fitness in a year.

Need more motivation to train weaknesses? Watch the CrossFit Games beginning tomorrow at 10am! Games.CrossFit.Com

Thursday's Training:

Skill:

4 Rounds (not for time):

50' Handstand Walk

25' Single Arm DB Overhead Walking Lunge R

25' Single Arm DB Overhead Walking Lunge L

*scale to 3 wall walks for HS Walks

Metcon:

For Time:

60 Double Unders

30 Dumbbell Snatches (50/35)

60 Double Unders

30 Lateral Dumbbell Burpees

60 Double Unders

30 Lateral Dumbbell Burpees

60 Double Unders

30 Dumbbell Snatches (50/35)

60 Double Unders