So it started as just 1,2,3,4,5 rep scheme of 35lb atlas stone cleans and muscle-ups. Two movements that I know I need to smooth out and become good at it.
And it kinda ended there, because class was starting in ten minutes and I had begun to do what I love best, coaching the athletes. Nothing elicits the same response in me as watching someone apply what I am saying.
My coaching style is based on some prior education, I like Fleming's VARK model when applied to CrossFit: There are those who are:
· visual learners;
· auditory learners;
· reading/writing-preference learners;
· kinesthetic learners or tactile learners
The first 2 and the fourth are applicable, I haven't met many CrossFitters who sit down with a book, look up at a pull-up bar and start stringing kipping pull-ups together. No offense to anyone, cause if you can do that cool, cause that is exactly how I learned to tie a tie.
My accomplishment comes in many formats, for me this evening, the highlights were definitely watching one of the athletes complete 70 kipping pull-ups after stringing together 3 last week and coaching two athletes through deadlifts.
I ended my night with the only thing that I could think of, I wanted to make everyone better. So with some praise to the athlete's I brought to their attention that they should work on things outside of our box. Squat at home, pull-ups at the Park, if you feel so inclined, push-ups on the sidewalk.
What does it take to work on something if it makes you better? Nothing - as long as the next rep is better than the last.