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Hang Power Clean 3-3-3-3-3-3-3

Dave Lipson 305 lbs, Katie Hogan 185 lbs


Pat Ferris, high hang position.

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Most of you have been CrossFitting long enough to know what your inner voice is saying before, during, and after WODs.  The original Fire Breather, Greg Amundson, has released some vids on the CrossFit Journal regarding goal setting, self talk, and the role your mental strength plays in fitness and health.  It’s a rarely touched subject, and I’ve almost forgotten how important it is. 

To wit, on WODs where there are high rep ground to overheads, I usually drop the bar after each rep.  But wasn’t that because I saw in my head that that’s what I was doing?  That was the challenging question.  So I saw in my head that the bar was in my hands for multiple reps, and I was handling it masterfully, telling myself it was the easiest thing ever.  Lo and behold I was repping more, and faster.  What are some of the things you say to yourself during WODs?


“I, Pencil: My Family Tree” by Leonard E. Read

“The Phone Call Is Dead” from Tech Crunch.

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