no images were foundA good friend of mine texted me yesterday afternoon saying that his training needs a kick in the ass. This of course got me thinking about laziness in general (since he is apparently going for a world record lately), and how laziness applies to CrossFit workouts.
As Jules Renard says, “Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.” Yep, laziness is just a habit. And like all habits, it can be broken. The thing is, if you want to break a habit, you have to break the habit. It won’t magically disappear if you ignore it – it’ll stick around like a stray cat that found a steak on your front doorstep. But isn’t that the way we’ve been conditioned to handle things? We have things like remote controls so we don’t have to stand up, walk three steps, turn around, walk three more steps and sit back down. We have escalators so we don’t have to climb stairs, we have dishwashers so we don’t have to do dishes, and we have Segways so we don’t even have to WALK anymore! We’ve become a race of beings whose entire purpose seems to be spending energy finding ways to avoid expending energy. How “CrossFit” does this seem to you?
A few days ago I wrote a post called “Would You Rather?” where I talked about making choices. With that post in mind, I’d ask each of my 7 readers to take a look inside and answer this question, would you rather be like everyone else, or better? If you answered the latter, I have another quote for you:
Most of the problems with the bodies and minds of the folks occupying the current culture involve an unwillingness to do anything hard, or anything that they’d rather not do. I applaud your resolve and I welcome you to the community of people who have decided that EASY will no longer suffice. -Mark Rippetoe
So do another burpee before you take a breather, one more kettlebell swing before you rest, a couple more wallballs and a few more squats, and go put a steak on your neighbor’s doorstep.
Arrive at gym
21 Thrusters (95/63)
Consume post-workout recovery beverage of choice