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10  Sit-ups
10 Supermans
95 pound Thrusters, 30 reps
50 Pull-ups

30  Sit-ups
30 Supermans
95 pound Thrusters, 20 reps
35 Pull-ups

50  Sit-ups
50 Supermans
95 pound Thrusters, 10 reps
20 Pull-ups

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Allie's very first set of thrusters

It's "universally" agreed upon–THE THRUSTER is extremely taxing.  Athletes without the pleasure of the thruster experience all get the same look.  When it is demonstrated they have the "oh, that's pretty easy".  And it is.  Front squat to push press.  Nothing tricky there.  Then they do 10 with a training bar or Olympic bar.  The look changes….they're huffing and puffing now.  WOW…that sucks!  The thruster is GREAT.  The feeling sucks.  Some time later the athlete will do the thruster with 65 or 95 pounds…for high reps.  Now the athlete is getting an understanding of what this CrossFit thing is really about.  Sure, they went to the website. They read the prescribed workout of the day and thought,"Not too bad."  The workouts always look "not too bad" to the uninitiated.  Then the athlete gets to do a scaled back workout.  Even when the workouts are drastically scaled and the new athlete is in "good shape" the look changes.  Now they're beginning to understand.  Reading the workout and doing the workout are two entirely different things.  Performing thrusters is a one of the best ways of finding this out.

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