“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
A1. Bench Press – 5 reps x 5 sets @ 30×1, rest 90 seconds
A2. Ring Rows – 10 reps x 5 sets, rest 90 seconds
B. Tabata Double Unders
STRENTH $ CONDITIONING
CrossFit is functional movement performed with intensity across broad time and modal domain. I didn’t know what the fuck that meant for the first 2 years I was doing CF. I’m still a little unsure of what “broad time and modal domain” is. It sounds cool though, kinda. It wasn’t until Adrian gave his newbie speech to the Saturday 9am class that it made sense.
During the CF gathering last year, one of the attendees asked Gregg Glassman how he explains CF. For those of you who don’t know, he’s the guy who created CF. His response to the question, “I don’t explain it. It’s something you can’t explain. It’s something you need to feel to understand.”
I’m going to share with you guys what CF means to me. For me it’s about 2 things, opportunities and family.
Each day you walk into Core it’s an opportunity to prove to yourself that you’re physically stronger than you ever thought you could be, and mentally tougher than you ever imagined. By doing deadlifts, squats, and presses you’ll become physically strong and surprise yourself at what you’re capable of doing. With each workout you you learn how to deal with discomfort. Being able to deal with more pain makes you mentally tougher. Seeing yourself as physically strong and mentally tough has an amazing effect on your self-confidence that’ll spill over into every aspect of your life.
The last and most important part is family. Growing up I didn’t feel supported by my parents. I was always envious of the kids who were. My coaches and teammates provided approval and encouragement that I needed. We’ve tried to provide an environment of comaraderie and family here at Core.
Constantly encourage and root each other on. Your words of inspiration may be the only kind words that person may hear for days or weeks. It’ll mean more to them than you’ll ever know. There’ll come a time when you’re struggling through a grueling workout and someone will motivate you with a few words of encouragement. Take time to meet the newbies. Think back to how nervous you were to walking into the gym for the first handful of times. Take time to make them feel welcome. Always take care of each other, that’s what families do.