Today was supposed to be an “every minute on the minute complete a squat clean plus one rep WOD”. However a few of you who weren’t here yesterday boldly elected to do the chipper WOD “Deb”. Which is totally cool.
More evidence that maybe we are some sort of cult! Which leads me to a question for you. Is CrossFit cult-like? How do you explain it to your friends, co-workers, family, or loved ones?
I frequently get asked “what is CrossFit?”. Not so easy to come up with an explanation. Saying “constantly varied, functional movement done at high intensity over broad time and modal domains” really will quiet a room pretty darn fast or put people to sleep. Going into long winded discussions about workout methodology that combines weightlifting, gymnastics, plyometrics, cardio-respiratory exercises, blah, blah, blah doesn’t always do it justice either. “Brutal fun” does some it up in two words or less. “Getting fit for life” is another way to say it.
How do you really explain that it’s fun to push to the point of pain or exhaustion day after day thinking, “Can I do this?” Each of us know that you don’t quite get it until you’ve got a few WOD’s under your belt. How do you convey the intensity, the feeling of accomplishment, of progress, or actually getting it done in a CrossFit WOD. Many of you must do a good job judging by the number of friends and family that have joined us or started CrossFit somewhere.
So if you have a different way, share it. It may help the rest of us.
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