FallOut CrossFit – School of Elite Fitness Tri-cities, WA

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Just Playin’

All of want to get better at something in the gym. But if you think of it as work, or that you have to do this or do that, then it becomes that WORK! Who wants to go to work after they just got done with work? Unless you’re retired then call it what you want! But for most we want to do something fun! So think of CrossFit time like play time, or recess better yet. Because we can all use a little more play time.Dr. Jim Taylor – Ph.D., Psychology; Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco recently wrote an article titled “Parenting: The Lost Art of Play”.

Play is becoming a dinosaur in the lives of children in 21st century America. According to studies, school-age children’s playtime decreased by 25 percent and older children’s playtime by 45 percent between 1981 and 1997. Unstructured outdoor activities also declined by 50 percent. Between school, homework, organized youth sports — which is no longer real play — music and dance lessons, and other structured activities, children are just too busy to play these days. Children have also lost the ability to play. With increasing frequency, children’s play now involves sitting in front of a video-game console, television, or computer, which isn’t play at all.

Think of CrossFit as play and be a good role model for kids, turn the tv off and as the weather improves get outside more often. What are some of your favorite outdoor activites?

WOD: Tuesday

WU: JYD & 5 min amrap of squats and pushups 10 of each

WOD:

  • 2 rounds of cindy (5 pull ups, 10 pushups, 15 squats)
  • 400m run
  • 2 rounds of cindy
  • 400m run
  • 2 rounds of cindy

III: rx II: bands I: 1 round of cindy

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