I’m not trying to sound like a crotchety Dickens character who can’t smile or sing or shake hands, but people are wrong if they think they have to get in-shape before they begin CrossFit. Just like we’re wrong if we’re giving the impression that CrossFit requires a cliquey CrossFitty uniform.
It’s a lot like those colored karate belts; everyone’s white their first day.With consistency, comes promotion.
White becomes yellow like one CrossFit t-shirt becomes two. A blue belt looks something like shoes that survive multiple rope climbs and 400-meter sprints. The next advancement may be a weight-belt and Oly’s, but only if every bit of natural strength and mobility has been taxed and taken advantage of – not because everyone else has them. And black of course … well I’ve owned a box for six years and I have no clue what a black belt in CrossFit looks or feels like. Ask three-time CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning, maybe he knows.
Your box should be a place where you don’t have to care about what shoes you’re wearing or what brand headband you’re sporting. It should be a cave that’s sorta dark and dirty, but comfy all the same. A place where the rest of the world and its judgments fade, and all the meaningless worries die off. A home where shirts and shoes are optional, and everything in between is cool … except for guys who only wear underwear and call it compression; that’s never cool.
CrossFit success on day one takes the same on day 501, and it has nothing to do with a brand or a belt or customized kicks. Everything short of hard work, is nothing more than than a muscle car without any gas.
*Work progressions for 12 minutes.
150m-Front rack lunge 55/75
75-Burpee over bars
65-Hang power snatch 55/75
55-Alternating box jumps 20/24
*One athlete working at a time.
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