I’ve been sold on CrossFit for awhile now. I firmly believe it’s the best training methodology to promote long term health, strength, endurance, and all the other components of fitness. There’s another reason I like it that’s a lot simpler. It keeps people honest and humble.
There’s an old saying that is truer than any other when it comes to the weight room, “The iron never lies”. The bar full of weights is going to weigh the same as it did yesterday, and it will weigh the same tomorrow. You can either lift it, or you can’t. The barbell, the laps we run, meters we row, and the height for the wall ball toss never changes. These simple facts keep people honest.
CrossFit also naturally keeps people humble. I’m not a fan of excessive celebration. I like to have fun and I’m happy after finishing a wod or lifting a new PR, but I know that tomorrow I’ve got more work to do. Plus it’s hard to sign autographs when you can’t breathe and spiking a kettlebell will get you a nice 25 burpee penalty. No one wants to do extra burpees. Ever.
Which brings me to my point… I pay attention to everything that goes on in the classes I coach and I notice trends. Lately, I’ve been seeing that people tend to use the same weights for the same movements week after week. I want you all to stop doing that! Be honest with yourself. If you want to improve your fitness level, and look better in the mirror, push yourselves. Keep pushing until the weights humble you, then come back and push harder.
You feelin' lucky? Go ahead. Spike it. Make my day.
1000 Meter Row
30 Bodyweight Back Squats
30 Burpee Pull-Ups
800 Meter Run
Posted By Tyler