I was planning to write something about the Kettlebell Snatch Test--where it came from, why it's awesome, why we use it in CrossFit, why some people call it the "Secret Service Snatch Test"--but then something more interesting happened.
Somehow everyone in the evening class lost count of their reps. The ladies thought they'd done around 80 reps, Joe V. thought it was 40 (it was actually way more than that), and Rich was certain he'd got around 150ish. One person losing count, well that's gonna happen from time to time. Four people losing count? That's kinda funny.
The only problem is that repeating this benchmark will be just like doing it for the very first time. Next time they test this, they won't have any score to compare it to, so they won't know if they've improved or by how much. They also can't calculate their reps per minute because they don't know how many reps they did. This is a great reminder of why we score workouts with either a time, a rep total, or a weight: Better data makes for better science.
- Coach Nic
CrossFit RHC is a small group personal training class that optimizes fitness by using varied functional movements performed at high intensity. Using a combination of barbell training, bodyweight gymnastics, and cardio, CrossFit prepares you for any physical contingency known and unknown.
Riverside Health Club
2225 Riverside Drive
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
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CrossFit RHC classes are available to Riverside Health Club members. These classes are sold as monthly packages.
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Monthly Billing Available
Our CrossFit instructors can conduct personal training in the X-Studio just like any of our other Personal Trainers, but they are qualified specifically to help out with CrossFit skills, such as:
-Improving weightlifting technique (Clean, Jerk, Snatch, Squat, Deadlift, Press)
-Developing gymnastic progressions (such as muscle-ups & handstand push-ups)
-Improving WOD scores & times
Prices are the same as Personal Training, starting at $65/hr, with lower hourly prices when purchased in larger packages or as monthly recurring services, conveniently auto-billed to their club account.
Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.