Yesterday as part of the warm-up was some very basic skill work on holding the chest-to-ring, chest-to-bar, chin over pull-up, and bar hang positions. Want to have stronger pull-ups or muscle-ups? Do these.
“People don’t see that you’re last. People see that you’re here.”
Somebody else said that. Someone I don’t even know. And boy did they nail it.
Who gives a flying f*** where or when you finish in the WOD?
Not me. Not most of the people in your class. We only care that you’re suffering with us. Misery doesn’t just love company in CrossFit. Good CrossFit demands misery AND company. (LOL Now I’ve gone and scared all the newbies. Hey, come back — I was kidding! Well, sort of . . .)
And your coach? He or she only cares that you give your best, that you tried your hardest, that you’re performing to the best of your abilities. Sounds corny and sappy and stupid, but it’s true.
Some folks remark that we’re the only sport where folks cheer as much for the last place finisher as the first place finisher. Maybe we are, maybe we aren’t. We don’t care. We only care that you’re here.