The Glassman Chipper: Week 32 "Benchmark Workouts"

We're rounding the bend toward the home stretch.  The Choreography of Exertion in Week 32.  I'd not heard that phrase until just now, but you know what...it's got an artistic taste to it, and that is how programming should be received.  Artistic.  Anyone can structure a workout program intent on crippling you.  It takes a creative, experienced, and educated professional to craft based off of stimulus cycles, progressive skill development, and/or energy pathways.  In Week 32, Coach Glassman discusses "The Girls" and describes how they fit into the CrossFit.com WOD, circa 2003.

Angie, Barbara, Chelsea, Diane, Elizabeth, Fran.  "Anything that leaves you flat on your back and incapacitated only to lure you back for more at a later date certainly deserves naming."

A legacy Karma CrossFit staple was "Benchmark Thursday."  The first Thursday of each month, the members researched and chose their own WOD.  The idea was to give each individual an opportunity to tinker with the programming, while experiencing (hopefully) a variety of the CrossFit Benchmark Workouts (Girls, Heroes, Totals, etc.).  Though that element of the box has morphed slightly, expect to see Benchmark Workouts on occasion, and do your best to be receptive to the why of the workout.

Measurable and repeatable.  "Benchmark Workouts."

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