This clip shows how ‘unathletic’ guys look when performing a routine action with their non-dominant hand, and it reminds me how new CrossFitters think that experienced CrossFitters are ‘more athletic’ then the newbies, just because the veterans are good at the movements we routinely use in CrossFit.
In reality, the veterans have a lot more practice. Sure, there will be ‘athletic’ differences across people, but for the most part, it’s just practice.
Imagine if you showed up at a club where everyone threw rocks for distance and accuracy with their non-dominant hand, and that was the rule. People have been there for years, practicing with their non-dominant hand. Then you show up. First day, first few weeks, you want to quit because you obviously aren’t as athletic as everyone else there, right?
Wrong! They just have more practice. So, keep coming to the gym, and practicing!
Workout of the Day
In eight sets or less, build to a heavy Clean
(Full cleans are preferred, but you may power clean.)
Three sets for max reps of:
60 seconds of Ground to Overhead
(Use 70-75% of your heaviest clean from part A.)
Rest 3 minutes
Use the majority of your rest period to cheer on your training partners. Stagger your work and rest periods so that you have partners pushing you, and so that you can support them too.