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Thursday 6-30-2016

STRENGTH: 3 x 100 METER FARMERS CARRY (HAP)

Rest 60 seconds between sets

WOD: FOR TIME

750 METER ROW

10 MAN MAKERS

15 TOES TO BAR

25 SITUPS

10 MAN MAKERS

15 TTB or 25 SITUPS

**15 Minute time cap

just in case you were wondering

spotting can be a bit of a debate among coaches as to whether or not to spot these lifts. At CrossFit we've chosen to teach our athletes how to properly bail on back squats rather than use spotters. The video below might help to demonstrate why.

It comes from the International Powerlifting Federation's World Championships 2016. These are some of the best powerlifters in the world competing on as big a stage as they might ever be on. Even here, or maybe especially here, if the spotters aren't strong enough, or paying enough attention, or properly trained really bad things can happen.

The moral of this video is that we're not going to spot you on your lifts today. What we are going to do is teach you how to safely bail out of a lift if things get out of hand so that you can take care of yourself.

Faulty spotting at IPF Worlds

Some examples from IPF Worlds 2016 that should be something to learn from for future Championships. This spotting, or lack of, should not be tolerated. Many did a good job, but this is the host nation & meet director responsibility and fault. ADGL

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