Are you uncomfortable? GOOD!

21
May

Are you uncomfortable? GOOD!

I’ve been hearing the question lately, “Does CrossFit get easier?” The short answer is no. Why? Just when you think something is easy, there’s always a way to make it more difficult. If you find yourself doing 10 pullups on the red band with minimal effort, time to move down to the green band. Air squats are too easy? Add a 20# vest. Elbows higher, squat lower, lift heavier.

Be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Train just outside of your comfort zone. That’s where you become nervous before the session begins. That’s what makes you have to pee before the workout. It’s what makes you question your sanity and why you pay for this stuff.

If it was easy…no sweat and minimal results. It would also be “the other gym”.

Challenge yourself and reap the rewards! You owe it to yourself and you deserve it!

WOD – “Diane”
21-15-9 reps of:
Deadlifts (225/155)
Handstand Pushups

76 Responses

  1. Heather (Mum)

    Oh what a day! I think that is a song and it is my Crossfit song for today.
    Run 800 m. First time to do 800 without stopping or walking. Yeah!!
    CFWU X 1
    Snatch Balance
    Pole-10-15-20-25-35-40

    WOD “Diane”
    21-15-9
    Deadlifts (95)
    Pushups
    Time 7:50 PR by 3:04

    Great job on hand stand pushups Marcel and Joanna.

    1. Heidi

      That’s a terrific PR Heather…way to go. I think the difference must have been that “animal instinct” that we saw kicking in during the final round of push ups πŸ™‚

    2. Heidi

      Run 800 m
      WU x 1 (…but forgot my knees to elbows, oops!)

      Then tried un-banded ring dips… thought I had them, but then Kevin had to burst my bubble ’cause my freakin’ biceps didn’t touch the rings. What a stickler for details! I’ll beat you soon enough ring dips.

      Snatch Balance 1 rep max
      10-15-35-45-50-55-60-65-70(f)

      WOD: Dianne
      21-15-9
      Deadlifts (95#) Kept weight low, nursing some lower back issues
      Push Ups
      Time 5:13

      Then tried my first HSPU with Red/Red bands. Did 10. Whooo, what a head rush.

  2. Cathy

    Hi Kevin, I booked a 3:15 time slot this morning so could you “switch” me … there is a 4:15 available. TGIF πŸ™‚

  3. Heather

    Handstand pushups….I am having difficulty seeing this done with the “easy” button. I’m nervous already!

  4. Joanna

    Mobility
    Run 800m
    WU x1

    Snatch Balance
    1rm – got up to #70

    ‘Diane’
    21-15-9
    Deadlifts #95
    HSPUs (red band on top green on bottom)
    Time – 6:18

    Sorry Marc..I’ve heard you’re not my biggest fan lately…well..come on..catch up!

  5. Angela

    so, like is there running involved tonight….if so I don’t think I should have to do it since I am today’s sponsor…just a thought πŸ™‚

  6. Tracy

    I’d like to know now, that way I’d have time to throw myself down a flight of stairs… πŸ™‚ see you at 5:50 anyway!

  7. Jamie

    800m Run
    CFWU x 1

    Strength – Snatch Balance
    Made it to 95lbs

    WOD – “Diane”
    21-15-9 Reps of
    Deadlifts 225#
    Pushups, feet on box

    Time: 9:17

    Happy Birthday Shane

  8. Liam

    WU:
    Mobility
    Run 800m x 1
    CFWU x 1

    Strength = Snatch Balance single rep max.
    10-45-65-75-95-105-115(F) sooooo close!!!

    WOD β€œDiane”
    21-15-9
    Deadlifts (185#)
    Pushups
    Time: 6:49….. guess who’s buying a ticket tonight!!!

    205 is my current “recorded” 1 rep max for deadlifts, so I should have been doing 155# for this WOD. I know I had more in me than 155. 185 is my body weight and seemed attainable. FUCK I’M FAT!!! I need to lose weight so lifting my body weight doesn’t suck as much! I’m happy with it though. Next time I must try those strapped in HSPU’s. They look like…. fun?
    Great work 4:15 crew!

    Have a great, sunny long weekend and I hope to see a lot of you out tomorrow night for the fund raiser poker night!

    1. Gabrielle

      So that’s what you meant when you were talking about your weight during the workout! Just remember muscle weighs more that fat – I don’t see much of the latter on you… Just sayin’ πŸ˜‰

  9. Angela

    Warm up x1
    800m run

    WOD
    Time 5:41 …. Gabrielle, I think you were right, 70# was a bit too easy πŸ™‚ After the WOD tried my first hand stand push up – it was amazing…it came so naturally πŸ™‚ Then I did 10 burpees for saying the “C” word…. Good times! HAve a great long weekend all….

    1. Gabrielle

      Angela, you’re a riot! And you are much stronger than you give yourself credit for πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see what your new PR will be on that deadlift!!! Have a great weekend too πŸ™‚

  10. Sonia

    Snatch balance – 1 rep max
    got up to 115 (wich is 5lb heavier than my 1 rep max for snatch, and it actually felt easy, but ran out of time to try more)

    WOD 1
    20 pushjerk at 135 (which is 93% of my max!!!!)
    40 burpees

    Didn’t finish… time cap at 10min, so got 10 pj and 40 burpees. then went on to do 10 more pj with 95lb…. I’ve never been so p-off about a workout, still pretty angry… so… did Diane

    155lb deadlift and no bands for HSPU
    Time: 11:06

    Happy Bday Shane!

  11. Run 800 m
    WU x 1

    Snatch Balance 1RM -> 45-55-65-75-85(f)

    “Diane”
    21-15-9
    Deadlifts (120#)
    HSPU (Green/Red)
    9:37 πŸ˜€

    Great push everyone! Thanks for the encouragement.
    Sonia, you did a really good job on your WOD from Hell!

  12. Tracy

    leisurely walked 800m
    wu x1

    Snatch balance max 35

    Diane 21-15-9

    Deadlifts (100#)
    PUSH UPS from knees
    5:27

    ** Thanks Sonya for coming for a walk with me!
    Great Job tonight guys

  13. Jeff

    Snatch Balance – 1RM
    45-65-85-95-105(f)

    WOD:
    “Diane” (225#):
    This is one WOD where I didn’t mind coming in last! πŸ˜‰
    Time = 20:00

    Rx’d with unassisted HSPUs for the first time!
    Used 25# plate under my head for the HSPUs.
    When time expired I had just finished my 9 deadlifts.
    CrossFit life is treating me good lately!
    Thanks for the support everyone! πŸ˜€

  14. Dan

    CFWU x1
    800m run

    Snatch Balance x1
    45-65-85-95-115-135F-135F

    WOD: Diane 21-15-9
    Dead lifts @205
    HSPUs

    21: R+G band
    15: G+G band
    9: G+Y band

    Time: 8:18 I think.

  15. Cathy

    800m Run
    CFWU – dawdled around and didn’t get this done

    Strength – Snatch Balance
    Made it to 45lbs (tried 50×2 but failed)

    WOD – β€œDiane”
    21-15-9 Reps of
    Deadlifts 105#
    Pushups

    Time: 7:20

  16. Marcel

    Run 800 m

    CFWU x 1

    Snatch Balance 1 rep max

    Stick-10-15-45-55-75-80

    WOD: Dianne

    21-15-9

    Deadlifts (210#)
    HSPU (red bands)

    Time 9:20

    Thanks for the push Coach, it helped me do the HSPU’s unbroken. Good push am crew!

  17. Pierre

    Snatch balance 1RM –> 45-65-85-95-105-115-135

    WOD –> with green on top + yellow on bottom
    8:53 (PR)

    Last september, I did it with the same bands in 10:02.

  18. Gabrielle

    Mobility
    800m run 4:02
    warm up x1
    Snatch balance 1 rep Max 35# (had to work it down because I was landing so high)
    WOD 21-15-9
    deadlifts 105#
    pushups – elbows in – first 8 in plank position, all the rest from my knees
    time: 8:56
    800m run 4:18

    Crossfit isn’t easy, but we’re doing it and so many others aren’t! No matter the weight, no matter the time, we’re all doing so much more than others would even dare try. I say we all deserve a big high five for that! While I’m at it, I’d like to send you all a big hug πŸ™‚ You all make such a big difference in my life – thank you! Ok I’m done now… I’ll try to contain myself for a bit πŸ˜‰

  19. Gabrielle

    I say birthdays are a happy reason to do burpees! Don’t shy away from coming to Crossfit on that account πŸ™‚ I hope you have a great birthday Shane! I promise you a 42 burpee salute tomorrow – I’m just too pooped to do it tonight!

  20. Marc H.

    run 800m.
    CFWU x 1
    Snatch balance
    35-45-65-85-95-105(f)
    WOD – Diane
    21-15-9
    deadlift 225#
    HSPU green band on top with yellow on bottom
    time 11:51

  21. MC

    run 800m talking (for extra challenge)

    Snatch balance
    35-45-55-65-75-85 (didn’t have time to find my max.)

    WOD: Diane
    21-15-9
    deadlift #145
    HSPU (green at top, yellow)
    Time: 11:50min

    Jeff…your strict HSPU was really impressive!!

    Sonia- I know how frustrated is to not finish a workout…but you’re still my hero!
    Good job everyone…wasn’t an easy one!

  22. sonya

    Mobility
    Ran about 600m and then turned around and walked with Tracy.
    Warm up x1

    Snatch Balance #35 (cant wait to see the results after my hip is better)

    “Diane”
    Deadlifts #95
    Push Ups (Tried for the first time HSPU’s Red and Green. I liked it but wasnt a good idea for the first time in a WOD)
    5:15

  23. Gerry

    800m run

    warm ups * 1 ( switched to green band )

    Snatch Balance 35lb – having trouble with the technique.
    ” Diane ”
    Dead lift 160lbs
    Reg. push ups
    21-15-9

    8:47

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