Got Lazy? (Fri 4/30/10)

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A 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



For time:

50 Pullups
400m Run
21 Thrusters (95/63)
800m Run
21 Thrusters
400m Run
50 Pullups

Cash-Out (optional):

Consume post-workout recovery beverage of choice

  • Oliver

    Oh my!

  • Reader #7

    And i have a quote for you Tai….”Some one once told me the definition of Hell: The last day you have on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become” think about that one. Ether way im still bringing a 12 pack in for my post WOD beverage.

  • OHHH yeah baby!

    Pardon my absence folks. I’ll be back for this marathon tomorrow. This is coach B-matic by the way. I’m looking forward to a cold miller lite vortex after my workout. Brian, Jackson, Tai. I’m looking all yall to come through big on that one! See yall there.

  • Reader #7

    Oh dont you worry coach B-matic, the vortex miller lites will be getting nice and frosty durring the marathon, as long as Tai gets all that damn water out of of the beer cooler.

  • Matt

    have fun guys. i might just hit up the optional cash out.

  • David.Rice

    I’m bringing a drink that defines ‘Man’. oh yes, wine coolers encompass the essence of tough. I can’t handle that vortex whale semen you guys drink.

  • Oh..Wonderfull place of duty and impressive in a row …will give rise to a try all the tips..Thanks…