WOD: 3 RDS FOR TIME
10 Deadlifts @ 225/155#
20 Bar Facing Burpees
“You can be a good lifter and not be good at CrossFit. You cannot be good at CrossFit if you are not a good lifter.”
Article about the Chicago Training Camp by Zack Strange from Atlas CrossFit.
Rudy’s response to this is, ‘is it easier to train a sprinter to slow down and pace himself or is it easier to train an endurance athlete to learn how to sprint?” His answer is that you can more quickly train a fast athlete to pace themselves and that is the beauty of his programming. At its premise this is correct and what Brian Mackenzie has done with CrossFit Endurance. Mackenzie doesn’t tell people to run long distances to get better at running long distances he has them do a series of short explosive lifts and sprints and then his athletes PR in endurance races.