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.
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.
Workout of the Day
A. “The Suck” Training
Row 500m intervals x 3 sets (max effort)
AMRAP 12(IN PAIRS)
MAX REPS ROPE CLIMBS OR RING ROWS
5 HANG POWER CLEANS 155/125
5 DEADLIFT 155/125
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
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
A. “The Suck” Training
Max effort 250m row x 3
OH lunge w/plate
A. Skill / Strength
Rope Climbs (15m to work on them)
Even Minute: 4 Clean and Jerk
Odd Minutes: 4 Snatches
800m Run Time Trial