Awkwardly some think CrossFit is about suffering together thereby bolstering relationships by pain. Those on the inside know the truth as Cindy explains below. Truth is, CrossFit has nothing to do with suffering together, and everything to do with achieving together.
The following is authored by Cindy Young:
There are common threads that each and every one of us will always have no matter who we are or where we come from. CrossFit is no different, within our co of fire breathers that keep pushing the bar higher to those that modify at their finest; there is one thing we must all learn. We must learn that CrossFit is just a workout, but the kinship is a way of life.
As CrossFitters we all know the angst of not hitting that last rep or the sting of not being able to pull the weight. It is easy to get caught up in the life of the WOD floor…white board scores and “PR’s” have a way of blinding us.
When you work out do you see a mirror or do you see the people that are fighting the fight with you? You look to others to help push you to your best. You draw from their strength to gain your own. It’s that kinship that gives you an extra rep, that makes you better.
With CrossFit hitting the airwaves of ESPN and even our little “Fran” making her debut on Biggest Loser it is the duty of the community to show the world our elite. Elite in performance. Example in life.
The conversation might have to be started with some tire flips and thrusters but it doesn’t end there. When you review your journal, what will you have to be proud of? Your legacy could be a big Thruster or elite time. Or, your legacy could be all that and so much more. With CrossFit, possibilities become endless, individual become community, and success is measured in bars, weights, times, and most importantly, lives changed.
1min-KB Thruster (use db if absolutely necessary) 35/55
*Score the Double-Unders as a complete separate total from the rest of the WOD.
Weighted Forearm plank @45#