The new standard…and we MEAN IT

March 24th, 2011, by

It was easy to look at the WOD yesterday and think, "that doesn't look so bad". You should know by now that the WODFather and his mastermind brain can come up with some pretty evil combinations.

7 rounds for time:
10 box jumps
10 wall ball shots

One thing we are really starting to crack down on is box jump form. No, I don't mean that we're going to yell at people to open their hips all the way....because you already know you're supposed to do that. The new standard is that we want your WHOLE FOOT on the box when you land. No, this isn't to be mean. This is to protect your fragile achilles tendons. By hitting the box with just the ball of your foot, or WORSE, just the arches of your feet, you are setting yourself up for an achilles injury. I could explain the whole science behind it, but I'll spare you the details. Just trust me on this one.

It's fitting that this new box jump standard was strongly enforced effective the morning of Jamie's birthday. She found herself wearing a bedazzled boot for several months after a complete rupture of her achilles tendon while doing box jumps. While her "boot workouts" were super fun, I know you guys don't want to be part of the "rupture" club.

So it's official! We definitely have enough people to put together a co-ed softball team! Steph is going to be our team captain, and supreme organizer of this delightful summer fun-ness. Our registration is due 3/29, and the games start the 2nd week in May. If you are interested in joining the team officially, all you'll need to do is email Steph with your complete name, address and phone number. I've heard that the waivers can be filled out at the ball park. Play Ball!

1 Response to "The new standard…and we MEAN IT"

  • It's official... I'm part of the rupture club as of yesterday! I'm going to have the most awesome bedazzled boot ever! Can't wait to start the boot workouts in 2 weeks or so.