I read this piece Laziness Does Not Exist by Erika Price recently and found it interesting in several ways. Click the link here to read the full essay - I've pasted one of sections below for a small taste...
People love to blame procrastinators for their behavior. Putting off work sure looks lazy, to an untrained eye. Even the people who are actively doing the procrastinating can mistake their behavior for laziness. You’re supposed to be doing something, and you’re not doing it — that’s a moral failure right? That means you’re weak-willed, unmotivated, and lazy, doesn’t it?
For decades, psychological research has been able to explain procrastination as a functioning problem, not a consequence of laziness. When a person fails to begin a project that they care about, it’s typically due to either a) anxiety about their attempts not being “good enough” or b) confusion about what the first steps of the task are. Not laziness. In fact, procrastination is more likely when the task is meaningful and the individual cares about doing it well.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the piece and on some of the points the author makes. So go unbroken on those wall balls, row HAM like you mean it, and then chat about the pitfalls of moralizing other people's life decisions. You know, normal intellectual CrossFit stuff for a Tuesday...
WOD For 07-17-18:
Alternating EMOM For 4 Rounds (12 Minutes):
1) 10 Single Dumbbell Overhead Squats @ pick load (5 Right / 5 Left)
2) Row For Calories @ increasing pace each round (easy > medium > faster > fastest)
3) 10-20 Hollow Rocks (pick the number of reps you can do with good position)
FIVE 90-Second Rounds For MAX CALORIES:
25-23-21-19-17 Unbroken Wall Balls @ 20/14 lbs to 10/9 ft
MAX CALORIE Row
(Rest 90 Seconds Between Rounds)
This workout is 90 seconds of work then 90 seconds of rest repeated five times.
The wall ball reps start at 25 in the first round and decrease by 2 every round (the fifth & final round starts with 17 wall balls). Unbroken means no dropping of the ball, resting by stopping your movement (e.g. catching & standing/pausing before squatting), or missing the target (i.e. "accidental" no reps).
Score is total number of calories rowed.