08/29/11 WOD

Why Crossfit?  Why do we do so much Olympic lifting? (cleans, snatch)  Here’s your answer:

“Neuroendocrine Adaptation” is  a change in the body that affects you either neurologically or hormonally.  Among the hormonal responses vital to athletic development are substantial increases in testosterone, insulin-like growth factor, and human growth hormone.  Exercising with protocols known to elevate these hormones eerily mimics the hormonal changes sought in exogenous hormonal therapy (steroid use) with none of the deleterious effect.  Exercise regimens that induce a high neuroendocrine response produce champions!  Heavy load weight training, short rest between sets, high heart rates, high intensity training and short rest intervals are all associated with a high neuroendocrine response.



1.  Standing Shoulder Press (90% of 1RM) 70% x 3, 80% x 3, 90% x 3

2.  5 Rounds of:

3 Cleans

20 Unbroken Wall Balls- 20m/15w (no resting b/t reps, must complete all 20, or start over)

* Score is clean load and time.


Posted on: August 28, 2011admin

One thought on “08/29/11 WOD

  1. First off, this WOD looks AWESOME! perfect combo of technique, strength, and unbroken endurance. Let’s do this!!!

    Now to more important matters… Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes! I tried to keep it on the down-low this year, but it’s simply not possible in this day and age. I remember a time before CrossFit when I would get a few phone calls throughout the day (mostly from family) wishing me a happy birthday and what not. Now, it’s almost overwhelming to see how many people truly care about you. It’s pretty damn cool! Over the past few years I’ve most definitely found a new family that is extremely important to me… CFTC. You are all some of the most kind and sincere people I’ve ever known. I’m a lucky guy, that’s for certain. Thank you all!

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