Overhead Squats… Shouldering the Burden  By

Overhead Squats… Shouldering the Burden


Today’s WOD was definitely a test of my patience and diligence. For the past 6 months, I listened to my doc, laid off the heavy weights, stretched, rolled and massaged, and waited. Like a little kid waiting for a letter from Santa, I anxiously stalked my box’s WOD schedule every night. I had pretty much tackled all the exercises that plagued me: pull-ups, handstand push-ups, presses, even clean and jerks,  but I had yet to balance weight overhead without hurting myself or my hard-earned progress. I couldn’t Rx, but that’s ok. Today served as a benchmark.  Considering 2 months ago I could barely squat underneath the bar without wincing in pain, I was happy with 8o lbs. and proper form.

Once again, Life and Crossfit share similar values. At the box, we are trained to just work through IT, whatever that IT may be.

In the game of life, we will run, jump, push, breathe fire, and hold steady, possibly all in a day’s work. When my moment comes, I want to make sure I can shoulder that heavy burden with ease.



WOD courtesty of  http://www.crossfitathleticcolakeworth.com/index.php

21 – 15 – 9

Overhead Squats (155/105)

Handstand Pushups


“The overhead squat is to midline control, stability, and balance what the clean and snatch are to power – unsurpassed.” Greg Glassman

Some links: http://journal.crossfit.com/2005/08/the-overhead-squat-by-greg-gla.tpl


1 Comment

  1. Hey love the blog sunshine….. saw it on fb and decided to read….. im jealous you get to even cf right now….. I tore ligaments in my ankle and have a really pretty boot on my leg…… Not a happy camper. SO when im back….. ill be back in full force (fatty cant take this) miss you

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