Better is ALWAYS better.  Well, thank you very much, Captain Obvious!  Yes, I think we all would agree with that but we rarely follow the idea of it.  This is only part of the statement.  "More isn't better....Better is ALWAYS better".  We all have a very grandiose idea of how things should be in life.  And if you have more of the good things then you are doing better than someone that only has a few.  We also think that if something works well, then if we take more of it, then this is better.  Ever hear of bigger is better?  Yup, that's there too.  With thoughts like this, naturally, you would think that more is better.  When you talk about training, on the surface it looks like more is better. All the good crossfitters train a ton, right?  So if you are going to be good at crossfit then you apparently need to train more.  Well, I will say that this is only partly true.  Yes, the top athletes will train more but if they are just grinding themselves into the ground, then they aren't getting more benefits out of it. If more isn't better, then how do we make what we do better.  There are a couple ways:  1) With CrossFit, it's all about the intensity you are training to.  If you are doing multiple workouts in a day then you aren't really going as hard as you possibly can.  Since you aren't pushing as hard as you can, you aren't gaining the full benefits of the training.  We also have to remember that when we stress our bodies during a tough workout, yes there are the positives of the dopamine rush, the runners high, and all the endorphins.  But we also need to remember there are stress hormones like cortisol that will elevate in our bodies.  In small doses, even moderate doses,  these are very good.  But when it becomes chronic, then it's not good anymore.  You may see increased belly fat, loss of memory, insomnia, decreased muscle and bone density, etc.  When you are crushing yourself for hours in a day, then this can become a chronic issue.  But if you poured everything you had into one metcon and then added some strength and a skill piece to it, then you would be covered.  and 2) Recognize that there are more holes to fix other than just do another metcon and sit there sweating afterward.  If you need to add to your program, then add skill work or capacity work to help you improve your overall game.  If there is something you can't do, then you should be spending time working on that, drill for that, strength for that and get better at that.  The point is, put everything you can into the things you are doing.  If you can't hit it all out then you aren't getting what you need out of it.  Give it a try.  See if you can go to that dark place knowing that it's the ONLY thing you have to do that day.  Test it for a month.  I bet you'll like it! :)

FEEL THE BURN!!! 

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INFERNO WARM UP X 2

Complete the following: 

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Dead Lift: (15 min clock)

.......10 x 5 reps (365/255, 75%1RM, wt to get 10-15UB)

*each round on 90 seconds

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then...

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10 min Continuous Clock:

5 min AMRAP:

.......Max rep Clean and Jerk (185/125, 60%1RM, wt to get 9-14UB)

2 min REST

3 min AMRAP:

.......Max rep Alt DB Snatch (75/50, wt to get 16-22UB)

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MWOD:   Some PNF for the hammys and hips and ball on the shoulder