“The greatest battle is not physical but psychological. The demons telling us to give up when we push ourselves to the limit can never be silenced for good. They must always be answered by the quiet, the steady dignity that simply refuses to give in. Courage. We all suffer. Keep going!” — Graeme Fife
You know you’re an intermediate CrossFitter when 100 pull-ups on the board doesn’t really make you nervous.
One interesting thing about Angie is the order in which the movements are strung together. 100 Pull-ups clearly stress the shoulders and back in a way that should be all too familiar. Once you come off the pull-up bar, push-ups are clearly going to be difficult because of the shoulder fatigue, but what you may not realize is that you’re taxing your core while you work your way towards the sit-ups, making them that much more difficult to accomplish.
The squats are the worst, in my opinion. But one of the real beauties of this workout. By the time you start squatting towards that medicine ball you truly realize how much work the area between your chest and thighs has done in the last 20 minutes or so.
All too often we forget how important a strong core is in an air squat. Angie should be a good reminder.
Your Captain, Commander and Chief,
Chris “Big Bells” Worden