• Main Entry: in·ten·si·ty
  • Pronunciation: \in-ˈten(t)-sə-tē\
  • Function: noun
  • Inflected Form(s): plural in·ten·si·ties
  • Date: 1665
  • 1 : the quality or state of being intense; especially : extreme degree of strength, force, energy, or feeling
    2 : the magnitude of a quantity (as force or energy) per unit (as of area, charge, mass, or time)

    Some things cannot be faked…
    Daniel fronts heavy after an Oly workout.

        Intensity has to be trained.  It’s not inherited, given, or gifted.  It isn’t developed with the bodypump style CrossFit WODs that have become so popular in most CF affiliates.  Max effort at low reps, the kind that leave you light headed and wobbly, develop intensity. 
        Moving 95lbs around alot in a 15 – 20 minute workout serves well to make you much better at moving 95lbs around alot in 15 – 20 miutes.  But the body adapts…  quickly.  The constantly varied CrossFit wods that only vary rounds and reps don’t cut it.  Why do CrossFitters like the 10 – 20 minute WODs?  Because they become conditioned to them.  Conditioned to the point of comfort.  It’s up to me to make sure we don’t get comfortable.
        There’s nothing comfortable about a max load resting on your collar bones.  There’s nothing comfortable about seeing stars after you come from underneath a max effort lift.  Though doing max effort, low rep training will make you more comfortable at those 10 minute WODs. 
         Next time the heavy stuff is on the board, give the lifts a true effort.  Introducing your brain to max effort isn’t comfortable.  But you don’t come to CFW for a quick fluff.

    0 thoughts on “Posted: 8/9/2009

    1. ilario says:

      Em, hats off to you! You and Daniel both crushed it on Sat- especially after all the fatigue from that Snatch-a-palooza. And T. as I have said to you before, after having trained at another box, I am so grateful for the intense and heavy (to the point of fear inducing) WODs. We've got a unique combo here: Visionary trainers and driven student/members. -2010 Baby!

    2. Em says:

      Daniel, awesome job yesterday BTW and t., motivating words…I can say you always keep me guessing what will be next and I can confess seeing those "stars"recently…great job and thanks for the push!

    3. Sandra says:

      Tony, I love the way you write. It is so motivating, even for CF a rookie like myself. Your words really bring out the effort and hard work of our fellow CFs.

      Thanks. I'll be in there tonight giving it my all.

      Daniel you're a monster- awesome!!