IMG_66156a00d834521e7369e20168e915d1a2970c-200wiCrossFit WOD - “Jerry”1 Mile Run 2,000 Meter Row 1 Mile Run

20-25 min time domain

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Sgt Major Jerry Dwayne Patton, 40, died on 15 October 2008 during High Altitude High Opening (HAHO) training while assigned to Army USSOCOM preparing for deployment to Afghanistan. 

Jerry is survived by his wife Molly and his sons Chad, Cody, Chase and Connor.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY BROAD TIME AND MODAL DOMAINS ? In Crossfit we maintain that he or she is fittest, who exhibits a greater work capacity across broad time and modal domains. Broad time refers to all length of duration of effort. Whether that be five seconds, five minutes, one hour, or three days. Broad modal domains refers to all variety of activity. That would include as many and varied activities as possible. It could be sprinting, running a marathon, maximum weight squat, maximum number of body weight squats in 5 minutes, throwing a ball, shoveling dirt, riding a bike, swimming and the list is near endless. IMG_6587 IMG_6591 For many athletes their training exists in a very narrow pathway. For example, the triathlete is considered by many to be the worlds fittest athlete. However the triathlete is very well trained in only one of the three metabolic pathways that fuel all human activity. They are experts when it comes to long, slow duration efforts. Any effort they are confronted with outside of their specialty of long, slow duration is going to present a significant challenge that they are not trained for. On the other end of the spectrum, lets look at a power lifter with a 1000 lb squat. This athlete is a specialist in a super short duration event. Any effort longer than what he trains for will again present significant difficulty given his overall level of fitness. The lesson to take away here is, the breadth and depth of a person's fitness will only be parallel to the breadth and depth of their training stimulus. IMG_6592 IMG_6594 At Crossfit, that's why you will find short, middle and long distance work outs. We are seeking to be the proverbial jack of all trades-master at none. You will find greater fitness in working to become a decent sprinter, a good power lifter, a good Olympic lifter, and a good gymnast, than if you pursue mastery in any one of these areas. If you wish to excel in any given sport then make no mistake, you will need to specialize to achieve it. As always specialization comes with a cost to ones over all level of fitness. This is not a matter of judgement it is just the way things work. IMG_6606 IMG_6604 IMG_6603 At Crossfit our specialty is in not specializing. Crossfit is the best way to prepare for anything life may throw at you - the unknown and the unknowable.

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Lindsay and Tara were PERFECT examples of a broad, general, and inclusive fitness today.  They never outright won a single workout at the Furious 8 competition, but they had strong ability at a broad range of physical tasks ranging from short and powerful, to longer, steady efforts such as the run, and skills ranging from heavy barbells to bodyweight complex gymnastics.  Many athletes excelled in one end of the spectrum or the other, but it takes a broad range of ability to win at CrossFit.  And to excel at life.  Congratulations on taking THIRD PLACE on that podium today, Lindsay and Tara!  Your dedication to your CrossFit training and nutrition and are showing in your exponential growth and ability!


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