How hungry are you?

Not for food, but for results?

Let me ask you this…are you training for your health and for your life? If so, then you need to consider what the coach has to say.

I see two types of people at the gym. Those that are too hungry for progress, and those that are pleased with the status quo. Both need some guidance.

Characteristics of the ‘too hungry’ are those that look at others and think they should be at their level. They see the floor covered in barbells with 95# for Fran, so they let their ego get the best of them and also shove on 95#. You know you should scale, so do it. If you’re not sure, then ask. Coach knows. Fran is not a 17 minute workout, so if you went with 95# and it took you that long, it was too heavy. Check your ego at the door. You’re training for life, so learn to scale and let the progress come with time.

Characteristics of the ‘status quo’ are those that THINK they are getting a good workout by choosing weights that are obviously too light for them. If you can do the entire workout without setting the bar down, it’s time to consider a heavier weight. We’re here to build strong, fit people. The only way to do this is to challenge yourself. That doesn’t mean doing 95% of your max for the weight, but it does mean using a weight that you’re not 100% comfortable with. If you’re not sure, then ask. Coach knows.

10 rounds of:
5 Hang Power Cleans (95/65#)
5 Back Squats (95/65#)

Darrell is very protective of his skipping rope

39 Responses

  1. Gabriel

    Excellent post Coach! Am definately am the hungry type. Want to do more, more, more and then more of late.
    Will seek your guidance oh great one!

  2. Ed K

    WU X2

    Strength 1rm Back squats

    135-185-225-255-275-295-305(Pr) Felt sticky today but Ill take the pr 🙂

    WOD 10 rnds for time of

    5 hang Pcleans @95
    5 back squats @95


    Felt a little sluggish, need more sleep! Great job AM crew 🙂

  3. Sonia

    Strength – Bench press
    wu with 45 and 65
    3×90, 3×105 amrap 115 got 8 reps

    10 rounds:
    5 hang power cleans (65lb)
    5 back squats (65lb)

    Time: 4:57

  4. Jamie

    CFWU x 2

    Strength – Shoulder Press x 5

    WOD: 10 rounds
    5 Hang Power Cleans 75#
    5 Back Squats
    Time: 6:33

  5. Heidi

    Warm Up x 2

    Dead Lifts x 5 Reps.

    WOD: 10 Rounds of:
    10 Hang Power Cleans 65#
    10 Back Squats 65#
    Time: 7:14

    Whew, that was a tough one. I can already envision the bruise at the top of my spine.

  6. Raychell

    CFWU X 2
    Strength – Deadlifts x3
    WOD-10 Rounds
    5 Hang Power Cleans (55#)
    5 Back Squats
    time = 8:44(I think)

    So today is my 1 year anniversary at Crossfit Moncton. As the girl who always hated gym class, and never thought I’d join any gym, I am sometimes amazed that this is what I choose to do for fitness. But that’s just it though, CF isn’t any gym. My first workout was the 5km run and I was the last to finish. But as I rounded the last turn on to Rideout St., the rest of my class were yelling from the gym, encouraging me on. The extra push from working out with a group is one of my favorite things about CF.

    1. krista

      right on Ray! congratulations! i still remember the first time you came in that door – you’ve come leaps and bounds my friend! always a pleasure to workout with you!!

  7. MC

    CFWU x 2
    Back Squat 1RM
    135-155-165-175-180 PR!!!!
    It’s been a few months I haven’t got a PR in strength so I’m really happy about it!

    WOD @ 65 – 5:03 min

  8. Owen

    WU x 2
    Strength Cleans 1’s

    65 X 2
    85 x 2
    105 x 1
    120 x 2….under my PR but trying to improve tecgnique and nursing my knee

    10 rds
    5 Hang Pwr Clean 95#….used 85#
    5 Back Squat 95#……used 85#

    Time 6:00

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