Is Accessory Work Necessary?
We often see accessory work programmed consisting of trunk work, mobility, prehab/rehab, and even bodybuilding. Is this just to fill the hour, or is it important? Of course it is, and let me explain why! The fact that it happens to be at the end of the workout does not mean it is less important. […]
Ryan H says:
January 25, 2011 at 9:58 pm -
Now those are full range of motion squats. I’m jealous…
Laura Calc says:
January 26, 2011 at 8:57 am -
You can all achieve that wonderful range of motion… IF you come to yoga tonight! Just sayin 🙂
Joel W. says:
January 26, 2011 at 11:23 am -
An interesting point to discuss. What do you all think about the quote below?
“It’s [organic food] a bunch of bull,” he said. “How do you know what’s really organic? Today, there’s all these impurities in the water and the air. The water for the fruits and vegetables has junk in it. If you get enough vitamins and minerals out of normal food and whole grains, and you get enough proteins and exercise (that’s the key), then nature builds up a tolerance to all of these things. It’s survival of the fittest. You can’t have everything perfect, that’s impossible, but the fit survive.” Jack LaLanne
January 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm -
I can imagine more holes in the wall with wall climbs today.
January 26, 2011 at 2:04 pm -
Definately a Suck Factor involved with todays WOD. It was one of those that I did not feel like
finishing at all, but I made it through the whole WOD w/ 65#.
January 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm -
Steph D says:
January 26, 2011 at 3:37 pm -
Sensational video Aja….. sensational.
Steph D says:
January 26, 2011 at 3:39 pm -
Nice quote… I agree with the last sentence whole-heartedly, and the rest I am a bit indifferent about. It’s true you never know who’s lying to you to get a label, how much they’re stretching the truth, or even good-intentioned marketers may just be using some contaminated sources… Regardless, I believe it’s still worth trying to go the extra mile to find organic for food when it matters (i.e. when you eat the peel of something, like an apple).
Leah S says:
January 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm -
WOD with 65#… It was rough.
January 26, 2011 at 8:18 pm -
At Crossfit PLANO today (The Pound)
WOD was JACKIE
50 – 45lbs Thrusters
30 Pull Ups
Got a freaking awesome PR of 10:43!! (down from 14:45 on July 26th at CFWH). I feel the proper nutrition and training kicking in.
Steph D says:
January 26, 2011 at 9:31 pm -
Did a CF endurance WOD-
:10 of sprinting, :10 of walling, :20 of sprinting, :20 of walking, etc…. All the way up to :70 of sprinting, :70 of walking and then back down the ladder. I covered about 2 miles or so.
Then tabata bottom to bottom squats, and then tabata push up holds. Good workout at Rice U. this afternoon :).
Chris H says:
January 26, 2011 at 10:14 pm -
Great video Aja. Tell Aryan I want my shirt back.
@Joel & @Steph – I side with Jack a bit on this one. I don’t think going the extra mile for organic gets you a mile’s worth of reward in return. Cutting back/cutting out sugars has such a dramatic affect that it’s a no-brainer. Going organic has marginal returns where I think you have to ask yourself if it’s worth it.
75# on the WOD today. Then 4 sets of 5 reps of 135# push jerk. Definitely not my strong suit.
Great Job Luis!
January 27, 2011 at 12:34 pm -
I would say that organics are definitely overated these days because the government has rolled over to big farm industry to allow feel good “organic” labelling. I am not on board with his whole grain statement and wish he had mentioned good fats as being important. I think meat quality these days is extremely poor, which is why I buy my red meat, pork and some chicken from Yonderway. I will supplement chicken with store bought but go with no nitrates, no hormones and no antibiotics… This is mainly because we go through a lot of chicken and I prefer boneless…
The strong do survive for sure. Jack was a visionary!!
January 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm -