Mobility: Lots of It
1a) Bent-Over-Barbell Rows: 3×15
1b) Ring Push-Ups: 3×15
Work – 3 Rounds Not for Time:
Max Plate Hold
5 Wall Walks
Max Hang (Pull-Up Bar)
Couch Stretch (30s)
Max Abductor Side Plank
Sportsmanship is something hard to come by these days. In a society where winning is pretty much everything (especially in sports) we create a lot of buttheads out there. Where touchdowns are scored and rubbed in the other teams face, where smack-talk is an every game occurrence, and where coaches berate referees to the point of being thrown out of games. I admit these things are funny to watch, but what happened to humility in winning or being a good sport when losing? I’ve seen numerous athletes become so enraged in a loss they don’t shake hands with the opposing team, they don’t show up for an after-game interview, or perhaps poke Tito Vilanova in the eye while losing a game and then smile about it. (Yea, I’m talking about you Jose Mourinho). Youtube that video if you don’t know what I’m talking about; it’s pathetic.
While watching the Olympics, I loved seeing the world-wide sportsmanship. After every swim, the winners would cross lanes to hug the silver and bronze place medalists. Did you notice that? I also loved seeing these elite young gymnasts hug and kiss each other after events, even with heartbreaking losses. And I know you saw Usain Bolt stop his interview for the U.S. National Anthem. All are great examples of serious sportsmanship.
Sportsmanship is something that is not lost upon CrossFitters and I love it. When was the last time in sports you saw someone cheer for the opposing team while in the middle of competition?!? I often see you Ktowners, sweat pouring, turn mid-MetCon and encourage your neighbor to push through, even if it means they beat you. Way to go Ktown, you make me proud, and if that’s not sportsmanship I don’t know what is.
When did someone encourage you during workout to help you shave those few extra seconds off,
<3 Coach Miss J