I'm starting to think that the Arena Ready private Facebook group is fast becoming required daily reading for many. And by required daily reading I mean the new alternative to fantasy football or online window shopping... or to watching videos of people competitively exercising before you leave the office to go competitively exercise with other people who've spent their day watching videos of competitive exercise.
If you're a member at Arena Ready and you're not part of the private Arena Ready Facebook group then you're missing out - over the last week or so in particular the group has been ON FIRE with hilarious, insightful, thought-provoking (hey, I didn't say what sort of thoughts exactly), and entertaining posts by several of our members and coaches.
In just the last 7-10 days folks in the private AR group have reveled in such amazing posts such as (but not limited to): 1) Coach Lindsay/Sparkle's "You know you're really into CrossFit when..." post, and the corresponding 50-ish comments/answers from members that were some of the funniest things I've read in a while; 2) Jeffrey's "Anti-Gym Funk" washing machine selfie; 3) Ryan's attempt at channeling community road rage into positive outlets such as peoples' workouts; and 4) C-Dub's request for me to bring back "Early 90s-Era Rob" if even for a day. This doesn't even include the news, events, and organizing of social gatherings that several members and coaches have posted about on the group.
If you're not on Facebook I get it - and I applaud your holdout (I wasn't either until we opened a gym). But I think if you're an engaged member at Arena Ready - which pretty much includes all of you reading this - you might consider hopping on Facebook just for this purpose. You can even join under a pseudonym - as long as Sarah and/or I know what it is we can make sure to accept your invitation to join (pro tip: don't use a photo of Rich Froning as your profile pic and then list your name as something that sounds like an Eastern European pop star... I've deleted dozens of such requests to join, sadly). Which thus begs the question:
If you had to create a social media pseudonym, what would that pseudonym be?
Hope you all had a great weekend.
WOD for 05-08-17:
Every 90 Seconds For 6 Rounds:
Power Snatch + Hang Squat Snatch + Overhead Squat
Climbing as technique allows
4 Cycles For MAX REPS (2 Minutes ON / 2 Minutes OFF):
13-12-11-10 Overhead Squats @ 115/80 lbs (no rack)
MAX REPS Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups
This is 2 minutes of work followed by 2 minutes of rest, repeated for 4 cycles. The overhead squat reps decrease by 1 each cycle. Your score is total number of chest-to-bar pull-ups.