Friday

28
Dec

Friday

TO DANCE WITH HIS DAUGHTER

For Steven Ritza, CrossFit isn’t about Fran times and deadlift PRs. The challenges are more than just physical. An engineer by trade, Ritza now struggles with words and numbers, and he admits it can be very depressing. Stroke recovery, he explains, takes you right back to grade-school activities.

WOD: The Bear Complex
Attempt 5 complexes. Rest as needed between complexes. One complex is 7 rounds of:

1 power clean
1 front squat
1 push press
1 back squat
1 push press

Pick your start weight and try to go up each attempt. Don’t get greedy with that start weight! The bar should only tap the floor before starting the power cleans in between rounds. If you let go of the bar at any point during the seven rounds, it is a failed attempt. You can combine movements. You can do a squat clean into a thruster into a back squat and into a rack thruster. You can deadlift off the floor (after you tap and go) and do a hang power clean. The combinations are endless. You can rest while holding the bar at any part of the body.

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