Emma is a pretty avid and competitive soccer player. In her off season, she uses CrossFit to keep her knees healthy and strong, and to increase her upper body strength, as well as enjoy time with her family. Squatting and Olympic lifting are incredibly valuable for all competitive sports, and will definitely help keep Emma strong. _______________________ Workout
For time: 7-5-3 Bench press Overhead Squat add weight each round
Megan M. did "Amanda" the other day faster than two-time CrossFit Games champ, Annie Thorisdottir did at the 2010 Games. Even though it seems as though everyone who does CrossFit is getting better all the time, the goal is still the same. We will constantly try to increase our work capacity over broad time and modal domains. Good job, Megan. ___________________ Workout
Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
5 Handstand Push-ups
10 One-legged squats, alternating
Here is the challenge. How long can you hold the superman position? The current record is 3 minutes and 11 seconds. Also, what is your best unbroken set of hip extensions? The current record is 57. ___________________
The idea of virtousity in human movement is a grand: Doing the common uncommonly well. Being a virtioso in any arena takes years to achive. Watch some of these virtuosos perform and post your favorite to comments.
CrossFit has a copious amount of movements. We squat, clean, press, handstand ... you name it, we do it. Some of the movements we do are simple in a biomechanical sense, but are still very challenging. Consider the basic air squat and deadlift. They are simple by design, but difficult to master. The beauty is that when we start to master the simple movements, they allow us to develop capacity in the more complex movements.
The Buddha said the ‘middle way,’ the path between deprivation and overindulgence, leads to liberation. This is the path we all must take in order to not only cease the destruction of our world, but also to bring an end to our own suffering.
I wrote these poems while traveling through eastern Australia between January and April of 2013 with the School For International Training (SIT) study abroad program Sustainability and Environmental Action. The book was submitted as part of an Independent Study Project on Buddhism and environmental sustainability.
The intention of “The Middle Way” is to create awareness of the heart, mind and connection to nature, as well as motivate action for environmental change.