Week Five

Heather warming up for a heavy deadlift day.

We all need to go heavy. Maybe sometimes more than we want to. It's easy in CrossFit to get caught up on the fast-paced, metcon workouts. But going heavy and often is something we all need to do. Avoiding heavy days will only be detrimental to your overall CrossFit achievements and preparedness for life in general. On the flip side, there is no advantage to only going heavy with no metcon! As Greg Glassman says, in CrossFit, “our specialty is not specializing.” Watch Coach Glassman's lecture on Broad, General and Inclusive Fitness wmv, mov

Deadlift 5-5-5-5-5

Rest as needed, then practice your handstand holds.

Week Five Zone Check-In
Wow, can you all believe that we only have two more weeks until we complete the Zone Competition? I can't believe we have come so far. Great work everyone, way to stick to it and support each other. I think by now, everyone understands that being in the Zone is most importantly a mind frame of living a healthy and balanced life. It's easy to sometimes stray away from that balance (or what I like to think of as my equilibrium, my starting point where I am most centered and healthy) and back towards being less balanced. By now, we are all getting an idea of what we personally need to do and how we need to live to be healthier, more fit and hopefully happier, more often. Stay strong until the end everyone. The more you resist those craving, the easier it will become to kick them completely! Let us know how it's going for you as we enter Week Five.