How Does It Feel?

Rachel was one of many today looking solid in her front squat pause.  A few people mentioned the slow decent and pause felt easier than the regular front squat.  Was this the case for you?  Could it be that slowing things down ensures better positioning?  And regular pace could be too fast for keeping you in more effective position.  Feel free to explore this more even with regular front and back squats, slow down your decent, pause at the bottom.  See how it feels.


6 x 2 Front Squat
*First rep tempo (3s down, 3s at bottom, stand)

24 kettlebell swing (53/70lb)
8 meter kettlebell lunge
20 kettlebell swing (53/70lb)
16 meter kettlebell lunge
16 kettlebell swing (53/70lb)
24 meter kettlebell lunge
12 kettlebell swing (53/70lb)
32 meter kettlebell lunge

Fake It 'Till You Become It

Really interesting video here about how our body language can change our physiology.  It may be obvious to some, but how does this relate to CrossFit?  The two hormones Amy Cuddy speaks about are the two most significant ones related to CrossFit and human performance.  Claire, pictured below, is in a very empowering position at the top of the press.  It's interesting to think about how many movements in CrossFit do take up a lot of space, and could apparently be raising our testosterone and lowering our cortisol from just being in those specific positions.  Would love to hear what people think about this idea and the video. 


3 rounds:
2 minutes to row 300/350 meters then AMRAP hang clean thrusters (53/75) during the remainder of the 2 minutes.
- Rest 1 minute
2 minutes to AMRAP tire flips. Every five flips pause to complete 5 tire jumps/step ups.
- Rest 1 minute
2 minutes - first minute hold a plank then go immediately into a max rep, unbroken, set of push ups.
- Rest 1 minute
Score is the total reps of hang clean thrusters, tire flips, and push ups.