no images were foundYou come into the gym several times each week for the craziness I put together for you, and you do it week after week after week. Some of you come at lunchtime to get sweaty and stinky, and then you go into the bathroom to wipe off your sweat with a paper towel, put on some deodorant and head back to work with your “business casual” attire clinging to every inch of your body. More of you come religiously after work, toting the gym bag you pack diligently each night just before bed knowing full well you’re going to do it again tonight in preparation for tomorrow. Dedication. I love it.
But why do you do it? What makes your regular trips to CrossFit Montgomery County any more significant than your previous trips to your old globo-gym? That one’s easy – it’s because we have a purpose beyond just working out. We are in training.
Every day we strive to be better than we were yesterday, at anything and everything we do. We work hard to become stronger and faster tomorrow than we are today, and we do it like we’re serious about it. We are serious about it – we’re CrossFitters, and we’re constantly training to be better.
So, fellow CrossFitters, here’s to us:
We’ve found that a PR is something to be celebrated. We enjoy the successes of others as if they were our own. We believe that chalk makes us strong, that picking stuff up is very complex, and that the clock does not stop if we vomit.
The phrase “this is gonna suck” goes through our heads right before every workout. We know that five feet of 1″ PVC pipe can feel like 250 lbs. We’ve discovered that the world around us ceases to exist during a WOD, that sometimes the WOD makes us cry, and that we will be able to recall some WODs in startling detail for the rest of our lives.
We do push-ups deeper than anyone we know. We wouldn’t dream of calling “TIME!!” at 399 meters if the WOD calls for 400. We know that half a pull-up is not a pull-up, that “snatch” is not a dirty word, and that getting an “Rx” next to our time is a reflection of far more than the amount of weight we used.
CrossFit affects us deeper than what we can see from the outside. As Greg Glassman says, “The greatest adaptation to CrossFit takes place between the ears.”
We’re not training to look good, we look good because we train. We’re training to be good, and we’re awesome.
Overhead Squat 5×3
Hopper WOD #4:
As many rounds as possible in 7 min of:
5 Push Jerks (135/95)
12 Kettlebell Swings (53/35)
3 Rounds for time of:
20 Box Jumps
25 Abmat Situps