CROSSFIT SUFFOLK *** Forging Elite Fitness
Snatch, 1 rep
Clean and jerk, 1 rep
As many rounds and reps as possible in ten minutes of:
55kg Squat clean, 6 reps
Add together the best snatch (in kg), the best clean and jerk (in kg), and the total reps performed in the triplet for your final score. Post score to comments.
Another One From Stuart McGill from Zach Dechant's blog…Zach does a good job breaking down some main points of McGill's Journal of Strength and Conditioning article and has included a link to the article. The article is long, but should be considered "must" reading. McGill is a spine biomechanic specialist who is sought out by top trainers and elite athletes. McGill's website is Backfitpro.com (Thanks to Conditioning Research for the tip!)
Carl Paoli, in the video below, is one of the coaches at San Fransisco CrossFit and the head Coach/Founder of Naka Athletics!
VOICE YOUR OPINION:
My disdain for chalk isn't a secret.
Don't like it. Don't use it.
Do I recognize the benefits of chalk use? Yes.
Will I change my mind about chalk? Probably not.
Have you noticed the lack of chalk on the floor and the equipment as of late? It's because there is about .0001 ounces in the chalk bucket. It's been wonderful!
Do my hands sweat? Yes.
I do what every self-respecting man should do–I wipe my hands on my shirt or shorts. If you're a woman or a man who doesn't go for the clothes-as-a towel-protocol you can carry a paper towel or a real towel.
I'll re-stock the chalk soon, but in the meantime I'm observing how we adapt without it. Perhaps we don't really need it. We have observed that the majority of athletes with ripped hands are some of the biggest chalk users. Hmmmmm……
We have also observed the following athletes who reinforce my aversion to chalk:
The Walking Chalk Clapper: This is the athlete who just cannot bring himsel/herself to clapping their hands INSIDE the bucket. They like to sprinkle it as they walk from bucket to bar as if creating a cloud of chalk will somehow improve their grip.
The Chalk Dripper: This is the athlete that drips sweat with the viscosity of olive oil. These athletes have no idea what a reasonable amount of chalk looks like. They compensate for their rich sweat with two pounds of chalk coverage from fingertip to shoulder. Trails of "chalk-mud" can be found wherever they roam.
The Chalk Artist: This particular athlete while doing push-ups will leave chalky hand impressions on the floor. Not being satisfied with one set of chalk hand prints, the artist will create a new set of prints for each individual set of push-ups. Why can't they place their hands in the same set of prints for every set of push-ups? These athletes can be observed during all seasons, but come out mainly when the workout of the day is "Cindy" or "Angie".
To chalk or not to chalk? That is the question.
Leave me a Yay or Nay in the comments.