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Hang Snatch

Work to a heavy double in 10:00.




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Complete as many rounds as possible in 20:00 of:

10 Push Press, 115#/80#

10 Kettlebell swings, 55#/35#

10 Box Jumps, 24″/20″

Compare to: 9/14/11




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Army Staff Sgt. Jack M. Martin III, 26, of Bethany, Oklahoma, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Wash., died September 29th, 2009, in Jolo Island, Philippines, from the detonation of an improvised explosive device. Martin is survived by his wife Ashley Martin, his parents Jack and Cheryl Martin, and siblings Abe, Mandi, Amber and Abi..

Here’s one for you from the Social Media Director herself, KV:

Make it Rain

Loot- Moolah- Benjamins.
Cold- Hard Cash.

Recently I was having a philosophical discussion with a college student about the state
of education in the United States.
don’t go anywhere- I’m setting the context- this is not about education.

Student,”Well what about grades? Don’t kids need grades?”
Me, “Nope, not at all. I want kids to be motivated to learn for the sake of learning.”
Student, “Ok, well in real life…we get paid. We aren’t preparing kids for REAL LIFE.”

REAL life- are you kidding me?
And that’s when I lost my $hit.
And got on my soapbox.
And starting preaching.

WHO wants a job where you simply work for a paycheck?
Seriously, raise your hand.
Who REALLY wants that?

What we really want is…
to make a difference
to make it count
to make it rain

I really like my job.
Sure, there are days when the children of our future
leave me speechless and confused.
Not to mention that they smell.
And they can’t keep their hands and feet to themselves.
And let the entire class know when they, “have to pee.”

But my job
makes a difference.matters.counts.
It rains satisfaction daily…
it’s not about the paycheck.
Nor will it ever be.

So I ask this college student,
“Wouldn’t it be great if we could motivate students to learn so that they do it for the sake of learning and not a LETTER GRADE ON THEIR REPORT CARD?”
(I might have raised my voice)

And then he stopped arguing- and listened.
(probably because I was right)

What if it was NEVER about the paycheck
and ALWAYS about the satisfaction?

Let’s take the gym.
Why do you sign up?

Is it for the CrossFit Fitness Paycheck?
You know…
the PRs
the RX by your name
the next score-time-reps in the gym.

If I’m being honest
I go to the gym for a CrossFit Paycheck
(all the time)

The nature of the sport lends itself to
a paycheck.

Why on earth would we subject ourselves to the pain of
pull ups and squats and box jumps
if we weren’t

Can there be personal satisfaction in CrossFit
without the physical payoff?

Can you set aside your desire to “make it rain” PRs to gain something more?

How can we make the workouts count
without counting how much we MAKE doing them?
(I type this as I casually glance at the Open Leaderboard)

That’s a challenge I am working on myself-

Intrinsic Motivation
rather than
Extrinsic Payoff

And if you’re competitive that’s even harder.
But NOT impossible.

Are you starting to wonder…
about YOUR CrossFit Paycheck?
You should think about it and ask yourself…
Am I here to:

Improve my fitness
Meet my personal goals
Do things others cannot

While making it rain PRs is totally rad – working
hard to, “make it matter,” is more important in the long run.

Especially on the hard days when the PR and RX and most reps are
no where to be found.

Those are the days when working for the satisfaction becomes much more necessary
than working to get paid.

Why do you CrossFit?
What’s YOUR CrossFit Paycheck?
And then
Make it Rain.

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