WOD: “Jones Crawl”
3 Rounds – For Time
10x Deadlift @115% Bodyweight
25x Box Jump (24″M/18″W)
Notes: This one is from my visit to Gym Jones. It serves as an interesting “exposing” workout. If a person weighs 200 lbs and has a max deadlift of 275, this workout is going to be very tough. If however the person weighs 200 and can deadlift 450, this workout is “easier.” Nothing really easy about this one and as every quickly finds out why this is called Jonescrawl, you just have to experience it to know.
To add fuel to a fire, is this workout a CrossFit workout or Gym Jones workout? By doing two exercises together that are complementary at high intensity (quickly) does that make it a “CrossFit” workout? From what I know this workout was written and designed by Mark himself, does that make this a “Gym Jones” workout?
Don’t get caught up in this debate, Gym Jones has specific goals and CrossFit has different goals, both use circuits, intervals, olympic lifts, powerlifts, running, rowing, kettlebell, gymnastics, and combinations thereof to meet those objectives. They are not the same and therefore can not be compared by the same standards. To ask if CrossFit is good at meeting it’s stated goals or if Gym Jones is good at meeting it’s goals is an entirely different and good question to ask. The objective of CrossFit is to increase work capacity, the goal of Gym Jones is to make a person better at their sport or chosen event, both seem to be pretty good at meeting their goals.
Sometimes it is better to just put your head down, and train hard.