Take It To The Streets (Mon 6/14/10)

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I love to talk about CrossFit. I can’t help it – it’s like a rare form of Tourette’s syndrome. Someone asks me about CrossFit and I start spouting off things that might be considered vulgar in a globo-gym. Things like “functional movements” (no thanks pal, just gimme back that pin so I know how much weight I’m making the machine lift for me), “high intensity” (whoa buddy – go easy…you don’t want to get all sweaty) or “constantly varied” (let me tell you about the great biceps routine my trainer gave me). Vulgarities – that’s what I’m full of. Globo-gym vulgarities.

Hey, I give people fair warning…it’s not my fault if they tell me it’s ok to keep on talking. I have to – it’s part of who I am. When I find something I love, I have to talk about it. I want people to understand it the way I do, to feel the way I feel about it, and to have the same experience I have with it. And to do anything less would be to potentially rob someone of something that could change their life forever. It’s why I go into CrossFit Evangelist mode when people ask me what I do, and why I stay at the gym for 15 hours a day when everyone (including myself) tells me I need to take a break during the day, and it’s why I stay up past 11:00pm writing the blog post when I know I have to be up around 4:30 am to run the 6:00 am class in the next day. Because I love it, and I want to share it with everyone.

I suggest you do the same. In everything you do – talk the CrossFit talk and walk the CrossFit walk. It’s a good walk, and it doesn’t have anything to do with chest and tri’s on Mondays and Thursdays, or back and bi’s on Tuesdays and Fridays. It has to do with whole-body and life awesomeness 24/7 and 365. Why WOULDN’T you want to tell everyone you meet about it?


Weighted Ring Dips 3-3-3-3-3


3 Rounds for time of:

20 Front Squats (75/53)
20 Push Press (75/53)
20 Pullups


Handstand Hold – 60 seconds. No bailing out of the cash-out today. Actually practice your actual handstand hold.