5 rounds of:
1 Hang Power Snatch directly into 4 Overhead Squats (95#/65#)
400M Run with a Sandbag (50#)
I’m sure you have all been anxiously awaiting my thoughts on P90X. Some of you probably stayed up all night wondering what I would say (freaks). Just kidding. First off, let me just say that I think CrossFit is the most complete and best exercise regimen out there for general health. That being said, I don’t have a lot of problems with people who do P90X. I’m of the opinion that any exercise is good exercise. Sure, I think our way is better, but if a DVD gets people off the couch, I’m all for it (seems so counter intuitive, but whatever).
So what are the shortfalls of the P90X system? Well, first off, you don’t get to see Jake (or me, or John Huston) on a daily basis. We can all agree that that is probably the best part of coming to CFRVA. Joking aside, having a trainer watching your movements and pushing your intensity is something that you don’t get from watching a DVD. The DVD doesn’t see you dropping off in intensity or your breakdowns in form and technique.
Also, there isn’t that feeling of really being prepared for anything. You know you’re doing pull-ups one day and yoga the next. Where’s the excitement in knowing exactly what’s coming?
The last thing that I want to highlight is the community that you become a part of when you CrossFit with us. Not only are you a part of our community in Richmond, but CrossFit has gone worldwide and there are thousands of CrossFitters spread across the nation. This, perhaps, is CrossFit’s greatest strength. Many of you are proficient athletes and CrossFitters now, but you keep coming back to our space and we are very thankful for that. We love having you out there. My opinion is the same as the article from yesterday, P90X is good, but we are better.