CrossFit Joke..."How do you know that someone is into CrossFit?", "Because they won't shut the EFF up about it". This is not to far off from the truth. If you are Facebook friends with anyone who does CrossFit, you know what I'm talking about. We just want to share it with you and more importantly we want you to try it!
I used to go to the gym early in the morning everyday, but my routine was getting so repetitive. CrossFit workouts are always changing - one day, I'm climbing ropes, the next kipping pull-ups and one day I'm doing handstand push-ups. Ok, OK, I admit I can't do any of these yet, but there are scaled down versions of it. I will be doing these before I turn 50 in July. You can quote me on that! And don't you worry it will be posted on Facebook!
The progress you make in CrossFit is tracked on the whiteboard and in your journal, a book that everyone must have with them or its a 10 burppee penalty. Seeing this data in front of you will push you harder to preform better. At the end of the day you are tied to a number. Athletes that just lift weights will ask "how much can you bench?" In CrossFit they will say "What is your Fran time?"
You are competing against yourself to be better than yesterday. You can see everyones scores, but your focus will be on yourself. Nothing feels better than beating your own time. Sure it hurts, and you may even want to puke. You are going to think you can't possibly go any faster or harder, but you always manage to do it. The peer pressure works wonders.
Soon CrossFit will become your social life. You will get emails from the trainers if you don't show up, or they will hunt you down on Facebook and you will not hear the end of it. The community is motivating. Classes have about 15 people in them, and you will get to know them. You will cheer for them and they will cheer for you. You will leave class not only in muscle pain and feeling great, but with new friends.
If you are lacking in the workout department, it's time to consider something new and exciting. Wod will become part of your daily lingo and you wont shut up about it!
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