What does this mean? It is different for every CrossFitter. I can remember walking up to the whiteboard and wondering why only certain people had that little symbol after their name for the WOD. It doesn’t take long to figure out what those two little letters mean. It is a goal. It is a journey. It is a commitment to keep working for it. I recently had a few clients ask me about doing WOD’s “Rx” or as prescribed. A new client asked me “how long until most people can do a WOD as Rx?” Another client had that moment we have all had before a WOD…. do I do my WOD as prescribed and not be as proficient as I am with the scaling? My answer to the new client is this: Everyone reaches Rx at different times. Some can get to Rx weights before they can do an Rx pullup.
For example, “Fran”, one might be able to complete the WOD w/the prescribed weight but might not have their kipping pullup yet. My answer to the experienced client contemplating doing her 1st “Cindy” off the band for her pullups…. HELL YES!
GUT CHECK TIME! Yes, if you can do it as prescribed DO IT! This is where it gets in your kitchen!
If your last “Cindy” was 12 rounds on a band for pullups you may not get 12 rounds in your 1st attempt w/Rx’d pullups. THAT IS OKAY! We have to let go of the clock sometimes. TECHNIQUE-TECHNIQUE-TECHNIQUE will pull you through in the end. When you take that 1st leap off the scaled option your times might be a little slower, your rounds might be less but you did it AS Rx’d! I witnessed someone get their 1st kip recently and it was awesome! The WODs all of sudden had a whole new meaning… but the best part was the “woooooooooowhooooo” moment!
It’s hard to do in any arena. We push through life everyday with the scaled versions, but we usually want to get as much done as fast as we can. So if we work and work and work in the CrossFit box day in and day out to do it all Rx’d, shouldn’t we do the same in life. Living your Life as Rx is more than just wearing the really cool t-shirt! Train yourself to get comfortable with the uncomfortable places outside the CF box as well. It may slow you down and you may not get as much done, but you are LIVING. So keep training for the Rx. Life has its own ‘Nasty Girls’, not just CrossFit. It might mean you need to clean out your kitchen!
*cooking a little bacon always helps
9am Games Class: 1RM Back Squat= PR’d @ 195#! , followed by 5 rounds: 15 burpees, 10 box jumps, 5 HandStand pushups on parrallettes *went for technique and not time today! It was all about trying to train harder to make it the norm.
2pm Rowing Grace.3 rnds 500m row, 10 clean & jerks. Focused on pre and post WOD stretching and cool down. Also just needed to push thru a WOD when I was already tired. Getting Comfortable with the uncomfortable… IT SUCKS! haha