Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bumblebees and Racehorses

February 11, 2012

Hubs handed me an article... its from the CrossFit Journal by Ben Bergeron and is titled "Think Like a Bumblebee, Train Like a Racehorse." Somehow seems like these types of things come into my life right when I need them most. We are training for the opens so every day I am thinking about how I can get better, how I can improve and what skills I need work on most. Saturdays are either a makeup WOD day or a skill day for me typically and since I have a tendency to put off the skills I need to work on, I really wanted to go in there and work on them some more. I have had some good progress the last few weeks.

Back to the article, what does it mean? Well... they compare CrossFit athletes to bumblebees and racehorses... isnt that obvious?


The bumblebee... the worker... defying all odds to fly. The mass of its body shouldn't be able to be carried by its tiny wings. However, it does. It works, it keeps going it never gives up.

The racehorse... the athlete... they know they are athletes and train like athletes. They get nervous before competitions and they train hard between them. They take direction, do what they are told and stick to the training program that is given to them by their coach.

Plain and simple, I have the right coaching, I am a strong athlete, if I follow the program they give me, trust them, trust myself and believe I am capable of anything... I am a step above the rest!

WARMUP:
Jump Rope Circuit 2X
- 10 Singles
- 10 Each Leg
- 10 Side to Side
- 10 Front to Back
- 10 Crossover
- 10 Double Unders

SKILL:
Double Under Progression 5-7-9-11
TABATA Hand Stand Pushups
10 Min HR Pushup Progression WOD
Double Under Progression 5-7-9-11

WEEK 5, DAY 6: Paleo Challenge
Post Workout Shake - 2 Scoops Protein
Morning Coffee Black
Morning Snack - 3 Eggs and Bacon
Lunch - Butternut Squash Lasagna
Dinner - Jalapeno and Garlic Burger and Carrot Fries

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