What Wouldn’t Allen Iverson DO!?!
To quote the great Lt. Aldo Raine, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice.” With that in mind I wanted to practice the 11.4 WOD without actually doing it. I put a CrossFit Football spin to the WOD and got to work. 3RFT (Rounds For Time) 7 Burpee Over the Box Jumps 26in., 5 Overhead Squats #135, 3 Muscle Ups #20 Vest. Short, sweet, and a ball buster.
Here were my thoughts in developing this WOD: 1) I wanted to practice the skills 2) achieve a similar stimulus without as much work 3) and make the movements a little harder than the actual WOD required.
I think I achieved just that. Will it help? Who knows? Do I feel good about it? Hell Yeah. Regardless of my performance in 11.4 later this week I got a good workout in. Plus, with the video I noticed some faults in the skills and am currently working on the improvements. Also, I got to play around with this movie maker program and get down to editing.
Another motivation in making this video was to show that each of us has skills we need to work on and movements we also do well. In this video I highlight some key faults, point out strengths, and give Dirt kudos for hooking my up with some extra clips. What’s the point? Well, besides working harder, it also pays off to work smarter. It might sound weird but hook up a camera and watch yourself move. You quickly see for yourself what you are doing wrong. It also helps to get pointers from quality people, thanks Shitty Britches and Wick. On that note if you watch this video and see something I could do better let me know. Don’t be afraid to poke a little fun either. Here’s to working smarter and funner…. NOT just Harder.
P.S. Does anyone know the reference in the opening quote? Name the movie, the scene, and the actor; don’t cheat and goggle it.