Today’s workout is Diane, a CrossFit named benchmark workout which involves 21-15-9 Deadlifts at a light weight and handstand pushups. This workout was a big zero for me when I started CrossFit (or a big infinity?) because I couldn’t do handstand pushups at all. Little by little I was able to work towards a Black level/Rx score, and then to try to do it faster and faster.

Part of my progress with this workout, and others like it, was the fact that I had tracked my results over time using Beyond the Whiteboard. Because I was able to check my scores from my prior attempts, and I was convinced I was generally making progress, I was able to scale such that I was little by little making the workout harder for myself, or setting my goal time a little faster, and recording my incremental progress. CrossFit always feels difficult (and hspu and deadlifts sometimes particularly so), so I found being able to see concrete improvement really encouraging!

If you don’t generally use Beyond the Whiteboard, and particularly if you don’t have a login, let us know and we’ll help you get set up!

WOD for 07-26-19:

“Diane”
For Time:
21-15-9
Deadlift @ 225/155 lbs.
Handstand Push-Ups

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Tabata Hollow Rock