Monday, June 29, 2010

CrossFit ATL 0241Bethanie teaching medicine ball cleans to a student in the Introductory Course

Workout of the Day

Five rounds for time of:
45 pound barbell Overhead walking lunges, 50 feet
21 Burpees

Let trailing knee gently kiss the ground on each lunge.

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  • Dave Hodges

    Thank you for posting a WOD.

  • Krista Valenzuela

    Hey Bethanie, quick question about Saturday’s end to the Paleo challenge. How will the whole voting thing work? Do we email pictures to you beforehand and then you bring them to a big meeting? Just trying to plan my weekend since I have family in town.

  • MoMo

    Dave, a couple of things: first, there’s always a workout posted at; second, I am the biggest pain in the ass about programming…I rarely do the posted workout and I absolutely supplement my workouts with strength programs written by Mike K., Brandon and Jason, but at some point, no one is immune from the basic human obligation to think, decide and act. You know your body, your strengths and weaknesses, and you must decide what to do and how to scale, etc. We at CFATL are lucky enough to have the best trainers in the country at our disposal, but that is the thing for which we pay, right? So, I encourage the open communication, as that’s part of what the crossfit model is based upon, but I don’t encourage criticism of our lovely gym. For that, I’ll go the mats.
    Hope you are well and good luck with your training.

  • Andy L

    Does the Paleo challenge end this Saturday or on the 8th?

  • Dave Hodges

    Hi, Margaret. I think you make some very valid points here. My intent wasn’t to criticise the gym or its proprietors and/or agents thereof, but to object to the we’re-not-posting-a-WOD policy that almost came to be. I know that CrossFit HQ has the WODs as well, but as rarely as I do come in, I still only come in based on the WOD. And the reasoning is that I’m not going to spend the money on a WOD that I can do in my garage for free. Sure, I may only come in six times a year, but without a posted WOD, I would just find another gym. And I don’t want to do that, precisely for the reasons you posted above: CFA has some of the best trainers around. And that’s why I happily fork over the cash when I do happen to come in. Believe me, if I didn’t have any significant financial obligations, I would be there every day.
    All that said, I’m still happy that they’re posting WODs. Now I’m off to the weight room.

  • MsDanyaL

    Hmm I find the last couple of days postings troubling I love coming to CFATL because
    I know a qualified trainer who knows my limits will be there for me to help me thru any WOD. I never worry if I can or can’t because my intention is ALWAYS to TRY . If people are too worried over the difficulty of a WOD then they are not taking full advantage of the program or the trainers. Every morning I wake up and get excited about doing something NEW something that pushes my to limit I never knew I was capable of. That being said I do like having the WODS posted . For me it’s about the mental. I can psych myself up on the way saying ” I’m going to do ______ and totally kick ass “. Anyway miss you all see ya tomorrow!

  • mike k

    so. . . as usual, I am a bit behind with the “blog drama,” but Danya and others have filled me in. MoMo, Thank you for your post, very well put! As trainers we want to coach you up in a way that leads to an ever increasing level of self sufficiency. this does not mean, you are ever on your own, it means you become become more aware of your own movements, strengths, weaknesses, and what needs to be done to improve them. Mike G still asks for eyes on his Thruster technique, Brandon still gets people to watch his deadlift, jason and travis still coach each other up on their lifts. Point is, we have a great network of coaches and athletes to help develop ourselves, but in the end, no one has the potential to know your body as well as you do.

  • MoMo

    I didn’t mean to cause any drama. I only meant to state my appreciation for our trainers and our gym. I understand Dave’s perspective and think he makes some good points.
    Dave, I hope your weight training went well yesterday. I’ll be in the weight room tonight.
    Sounds like we all have an understanding of how lucky we are to be part of our gym.

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