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I’ve got a quick rant post today to get your wheels going.

Like A Girl.  How often we hear this bullshit, and how fast our young women start to believe the need to do things “like a girl”.  If there isn’t a bigger pile of shit in the world made up by less-than-well endowed mouth breathing men, it’s “Like a girl”.

Three words that have held back the women in our society for ages.  Fuck that. I have a daughter, and this video hit HOME for me…

Then I stopped to think about CrossFit.  It’s the opposite.  Think about our gym – it’s the opposite.  The women in our gym obviously don’t believe in this “like a girl” nonsense (until it’s time for their girl’s night outs…. ).  Our women are in here, putting in work.  Oft times MORE work than the dudes are. I’m so proud of the community here at TCF – but if I had to single one thing out, it’s the women at our gym. Young and old.  Ex-Athletes and first timers.  Those that are beyond healthy and those that are looking to make a change from a semi-sick state.

We don't even let anyone scale to knee pushups. Ever. We scale you onto a raised surface while keeping your legit plank

We don’t even let anyone scale to knee pushups. Ever. We scale you onto a raised surface while keeping your legit plank

Other training philosophies will teach women that they need to workout differently – as if their bodies were biomechanically engineered to move differently than men.  Maybe their strength and size does not compare 100% to men, due to hormonal and other differneces… but the underlying body is the same and the capabilities for movement are the same.

Women, don’t believe the hype.  If you start telling yourself this “like a girl” crap, you’ll be holding yourself back from your full potential. Not just in fitness and health – but everything.

Read More:

ACSM and NSCA: Do Push-ups Like a Girl

 

Workout of the Day

General CrossFit

A. “The Suck” Training

Row 500m intervals x 3 sets (max effort)
rest 1:1

B. MetCon
AMRAP 12(IN PAIRS)

0:00-3:00
MAX REPS ROPE CLIMBS OR RING ROWS

3:00-6:00
5 HANG POWER CLEANS 155/125
5  DEADLIFT 155/125

6:00-9:00
5 strict box dips
5 box jump over w slam ball 24/20(box)/30/20 ball
 *perform slam ball throw, toss ball to opposite side. perform jump over. repeat until 5slams/jump overs compete

9:00-12:00
10 Kb lunge 1.5/1pd
*KB in each hand
10(alt)  kb snatch 1.5/1pd

*one partner working at a time
*SCORE AS TOTAL FULL ROUNDS COMPLETED
*SCORE ROPE CLIMBS AS REPS
Space groups out to start at different stations

CrossFit Lite

A. “The Suck” Training
Max effort 250m row x 3

B. Metcon
For time:
10-20-30-20-10
Push-ups
SBs
OH lunge w/plate
WBs
DUs

Beginner CrossFit

A. Skill / Strength
Rope Climbs (15m to work on them)

B. MetCon
EMOM14
Even Minute: 4 Clean and Jerk
Odd Minutes: 4 Snatches

Rest 5m

Cash Out:
800m Run Time Trial