Occasionally you'll hear me mention my two cardinal rules of CrossFit: never do the math and always go first. I learned these rules almost 5 years ago from my first CrossFit coach Becca and I try to follow them to this day.
These rules give an important insight into how you should approach your training sessions and classes here at the gym. Following these rules means that you have a very specific and powerful mindset. Not doing the math means that you must be present, aware, and conscious about how your workout is going in realtime. It means that you're ready and willing to attack the workout one rep at a time, to grind away and get the work done without pysching yourself out before it even begins.
Always volunteering to go first means you're anxious and ready to jump into the workout and get it done without trying to overthink everything and mess with your own head.
At the end of the day, these rules are about simplifying your approach to training. We're not here competing at the CrossFit Games, there isn't thousands of dollars riding on the results of these workouts, and none of us are professional exercisers; basically, these rules are the suggestion that maybe you should just get into the gym, try not to overthink things, and just have a good time exercising!
Power cleans (155/98)
*1 round of Cindy between every round
*1 round of Cindy = 5 pull ups, 10 push ups, 15 squats
Posted by Armen.