As many of you know, the CrossFit prescription is, "constantly varied functional movement performed at a high intensity." Now that all sounds well and good but what the hell does that all mean? Today we are going to be addressing one of the pieces of that puzzle. Intensity.
What does intensity mean to you? If you had asked me 5 years ago what I thought, I would have told you that I was bringing some serious intensity in the weight buffet (aka the weight room) while I was screaming my head off while trying to shrug 400lbs. That coupled with my awesome sleeveless T-shirt made me look pretty darn intense. I was not being intense. Not at all. For a runner like Maria, she might have thought that she was bringing intensity to the trail during a run because she was able to get her heart rate up to a certain point. Is that intensity? Maybe. Maybe not.
In CrossFit we measure intensity by using the term "Power." Power is defined as, "the time rate of doing work." In its simplest form, Power is doing something, "hard and fast." So keep that in mind today as you hit the WOD, we would like you to be able to complete the prescribed work hard and fast. That would make it intense, get it? Notice that I said "prescribed work" above I did not say "prescribed weight" because even though we give out specific weights each day that does not have to be an end all be all for everyone. We want you to be working at your own prescribed weight today. My prescription is different from Matt Frasers as well as Coach Bens. As long as we are all bringing intensity to the table we are going to be getting some serious work done.
Intensity = Power
Be smart, hit it hard
Posted on Wed, November 5, 2014