First off, a final reminder that Saturdays class is now at 1200, if you show up for the usual time you’ll likely be waiting for awhile to get into the gym!
Today we will be doing Erin, a workout named for a Canadian soldier who was a member of my battalion who died in 2008. Read about his life and the story of his death HERE.
This is not an easy workout, no doubt about that. But it is also a workout you can scale in an infinite number of ways: For the pull ups we can sub ring rows, jumping pull ups, or bands of your choice. For the split cleans we can dial down the weight of the dumbbells, substitute a bar, or use a a standard clean versus a split clean. Depending on how many people come in for Saturday, and what weight they want to attempt the workout at, keep in mind we may have to organize several heats.
That being said, for me, Hero WOD’s are about really pushing yourself past your limits. I think about what it was these people did to have Hero WOD’s named for them, and no matter how tough the workout is I think about how easy my day is compared to what they went through on that final day of their life. So I challenge everyone who comes in to give it their absolute best effort and push past what they think they can do, whether that means giving it a shot at Rx, or giving the red band a shot instead of the blue band.
Looking forward to seeing you all in the gym on Saturday!
And this is why we do Crossfit, so we can run away very fast from situations like this picture:
CrossFit Kitsilano's program allows you to perform better in life, using gymnastics, metabolic conditioning and weight lifting. We increase your capability and capacity over a broader range of movements and activities. We measure all of our workouts giving you proper feedback and an opportunity to constantly improve.