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May 2018 - A Month of Super Hero WODs!

Every year we have a month dedicated to Super Hero WODs. You might ask "What are Super Hero WODs?". Good Question!

Super Hero WODs are on the upper scale on intensity and load as well as being somewhat more technical. They can all be scaled (massively if necessary) but are by design supposed to be hard. NOTE: "hard" means that they rate an eleven on the Suck Meter!

Super Hero WODs, unlike other WODs, have their own scaling structure. It is as follows:

  • Justice League WODs - 02 elements - increase load every 05 rounds
  • Avengers WODs - 03 elements - increase load every 04 rounds
  • Guardians of the Galaxy WODs - 04 elements - increase load every 03 rounds

So there you have it! The recipe for Super Hero strength, endurance and... appetite!!!

"The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth..."

I can imagine you scratching your head and asking "What does this have to do with CrossFit, working out, or strength and conditioning?"

Well... Everything!

I'm a fan of Jordan B. Peterson. His lectures have been tremendously informative and have given me ample opportunities to think about life, death, and yes - training. In this instance he is ruminating on the passage from the Bible that states "The meek shall inherit the Earth...". It's an interesting passage and I would garner a guess that it is pretty universally misunderstood.

I believe that the misunderstanding comes from how the word "meek" was translated. I was led to believe that it meant someone who is submissive and pliable - but it is actually just the opposite. "Meek" should be interpreted has someone who has the strength and ability to act (with violence if necessary) but chooses other means.

So... you will encounter people, situations, events that will give you the opportunity to act. How you act is up to you. But, and this is a big "but" - if you are strong in body, mind and spirit - you have more alternatives than others do. It's really up to you. Do you want to be weak and have to submit or do you want to be strong and choose whether you submit or not (on your terms)?

Something to think about...