Congratulations to Cindy for her first full rope climb! Cindy did the CrossFit Total then figured she was warmed enough to climb the 15′ rope. Outstanding job Cindy! (Special thanks to Jade for working with Cindy on her rope climb technique!)
Did you ever read a well written, scientifically researched article that goes against everything you’ve previously heard or read? Well here you go and you’re welcome! The author, Alex Viada, is a strength & conditioning coach who competes in Powerlifting and Endurance events like marathons, ultramarathons and triathlons. That’s not a typo…he competes in Powerlifting and Endurance Races. These two types of events are diametrically opposed to each other and being able to do both goes against conventional thinking.
Once coach and powerlifting competitor Greg Nuckols mentioned Alex Viada in the interview we re-posted a couple of days ago we felt compelled to Google Viada’s name and see what he was about. We’re glad we did! To say Viada’s website, Complete Human Performance, is interesting is an understatement. As a CrossFitter or anyone who believes in excellence in human performance, the subject of being extremely strong, maintaining a lean, but muscular body and having the endurance of a triathlete is fascinating. It’s fascinating because conventional wisdom states having all these qualities at the same time is nearly impossible. Not so say Viada and Nuckols.
For those wondering, Viada’s Nutrition For Athletes Part 1 can be found HERE. Part 2 had more controversy and we figured it would hook you faster than reading Part 1 first. Pardon me.—George
Workout of the Day
7X1 Hang Snatch (just above knee) – work to a max for the day
3 rounds for time:
400 meter run
21 kettlebell swings (1.5 pood)
Post your scores to the Whiteboard.