Workout: Complete As Many Rounds As Possible In 15 Minutes Of:
8 Ring Dips
12 Barbell Overhead Walking Lunge Steps (95, 65)
Accessory: 100 Dumbbell Roll Back Extensions
Quality and Quantity Are Two Sides Of The Same Coin
Olympic Lifting is in the Olympics for a reason. It takes years and years to master, and a high level of expertise, to be expected to come anywhere even remotely close to perfection.
So how do those athletes, or any athlete at the highest level in their sport, get there? The answer… Quality reps done in insanely high quantities, over and over and over and over… and over again.
We’ve all heard the phrase quality over quantity, but we’re here to tell you that these two words, quality and quantity must go hand in hand! There is no middle-ground whatsoever. Suffice to say, if you only complete a couple quality reps per day, it will take much longer to get to your goal. The opposite is true as well, if you consistently perform high quantities of repetitions at a sub par quality, you’re only reinforcing bad habits and poor quality.
Not all of us are professional athletes, or have that kind of time. That’s completely understandable. Most of us are only in the CrossFit and lifting game to ensure that we can carry our own groceries well into our golden years. Even still, every time we walk into the gym, we have an opportunity to complete quality repetitions at the quantity our coach prescribes. So the next time you’re in the gym, whatever it is you may be doing, take an extra second to focus closely on the finer points and see what you can do to make each lift the best it can possibly be.
(Shown above: John H. making things look easy in the bottom of a split jerk. Photo credit: Lincoln B.)