Thur 10/29/09

By October 28, 2009CFMC Blog Archives

What’s Your Goat?

Your “goat” is the movement, task, or thing that kicks your ass above all others. Not the thing you like the least or the movement that tires you out the fastest, but the thing that strikes dread in your heart when you see it in the WOD because you struggle with every single rep or you can’t do it at all yet. Everybody has at least one goat – and some people have a whole herd of them. It’s ok to have goats, as long as you don’t accept them willingly. Fight against them. Work to get rid of them. Strive to be the first person without a goat. CrossFit has proven that getting good at the things you suck at (or learning something you can’t already do) will greatly improve your abilities at the things you’re already good at. The fewer goats you have the better you are, and that’s what it’s really all about, isn’t it? Identify your goats in the comments today. Give them colorful names. And then come into the gym and we’ll kill those annoying herbivores together.

[Author’s note: no animals were harmed in the writing of this blogpost]

Today’s WOD:

Deadlift 5-5-5 (sets across)

Shoulder Press 5-5-5 (sets across)

There will be 5 warmup sets before each movement during which you will build up to your working weight. Once your working weight is established, that weight will be used for each set of 5 reps.

  • Brett

    I thought the “goat” was when you trick a friend into walking into a room where you have purposefully dropped your underoos and tucked your man things betwixt your legs and bent over to appear much like a real goat would from a posterior view. I guess not.

    Anyway, my goats are HSPU’s, cleans, snatches, long distance running, thrusters, and many more I’m sure. Jess is a chalk whore. That is all.