It Pays to Be a Winner

JT Scott | 08/11/2019 | 8

The best exercise in the world is the one you’ll actually do. There, I said it: CrossFit isn’t inherently magic, and mall-walking daily beats the hell out of sitting on your couch. But what is magic is the environment we create here, one where bonds are formed that remain long past the day’s workout. Those bonds can help us keep coming back every week to keep working. Those bonds can stay true and strong even if separated by distance and time. It’s not rare to see an old friend walk through the doors again to revisit those bonds – and not infrequently it’s in times when they could use a little help, when times are hard. This place can be “home” in some important ways, and that’s a kind of magic.

With that said, in terms of making physical gains efficiently – that is, making the most progress in the least time – there’s also a magic that exists in pushing yourself to the edge and working past the point that you had thought possible. Our workouts here are designed to encourage that kind of effort, whether it’s in sheer number of reps or the structure of how we put a WOD together.

Today is one of those days. This workout may not look all that bad. In fact, the RX is very achievable for most of our members. So, even if that 20/14 pound medicine ball is at the edge of your capability, I encourage you to choose it today and strive for the RX.

You’ve got 6 minutes to give it your all, and then 4 minutes to reflect on how that went and how you can attack it differently to improve your performance. 4 minutes to muster your courage and focus before hitting it again. The structure of this particular workout will help encourage you to get the kind of workout that will make you stronger, faster.


10 calorie row
10 Wallballs (20/14)
* Rest 4 minutes
Repeat AMRAP 6

Cash-out: coaches choice
* Knee tuck hangs, L-Sit Hangs, Knee tuck pullups, L-Sit pullups

8 comments for “It Pays to Be a Winner

  1. JoshMc says:

    WoD: 5+17 / 6+1 Rx. Sped up my transitions just a bit on the 2nd round, which was key.

    Afterwards, got kinda crushed on the tabata knee tuck hangs.

  2. BenB says:

    WoD: 4+18 — 4+19 Rx. Thought I could do better on that pace, not today! Really fun workout though, I was gassed.

  3. Eoin says:

    WOD #1: 4+15 Rx
    WOD #2: 4+1 Rx

  4. Rémy says:

    WOD #1: 4+15 @14#
    WOD #1: 4+10 @14#

  5. Ana says:

    5 Rx // 5 Rx

  6. Roger says:

    WOD #1: 4+15 Rx
    WOD #2: 4+6 Rx

  7. Nadav says:

    WOD 1: 4+2
    WOD 2: 4+1
    ALJ, 20# WB, but a few times not quite making it high enough

  8. Jon says:

    WoD 1: 4 + 10 Rx
    WoD 2: 4 + 10 Rx

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