Weird title huh?
You can thank Simon. But more on that later.
Today was a day full of Thrusters. See: Lots.
After some front squat practice that focused on the upward drive from the bottom of the squat we moved on the light thruster practice.
Two main problems:
Problem 1) Under fatigue, athletes turn a thruster into a front squat, followed by a press or a push press, instead of using the upward drive from the squat to drive the weight up.
Problem 2) Catching the weight from the press without lowering into a squat.
So the goal is to be more efficient in our movement to properly transfer energy into the bar which also helps reduce the overall cycle time of the motion. Nothing to it.
Enter the WOD:
Why the weird name? Because as Simon correctly noted, it’s the rep scheme for Fran, backwards, then forwards.
The idea was less to finish, and more to survive while working on the thruster as a skill. There was a 15 minute cap more for the sake of saving athletes from themselves then anything else.
Very nicely done to everyone and I will see you Sunday.
“The Smoker Strikes Again”: To Simon. For beating my time by 4 minutes. Rx’d. Beastmode my ass. We’re getting him piss tested.
“Copyright infringement” To Brie: Although the actual origins of Sunday’s “That’s my Snatch weight” joke remain to be confirmed (Steven claims it as well. As do I.) She did make the joke first on Sunday. Credit where Credit is due.
“Best display of Community” To Khoa and Joe, who showed up early and cheered and encouraged the previous class on during their WOD. Profoundly wanting others to perform at their best and encouraging it is something I love about Crossfit.
“The Good Samaritan” To Katarina, who selflessly let me use her water bottle when I have a WOD induced memory blank about where I had put mine.
“Best Sweat Angel” To Richard. Look at it smile!