I’ve been coaching athletes long enough to bleed chalk and scream “chest up” in my nightmares. I’ve learned that crushing with corrections is worthless, people aren’t perfect like programs on paper, and coaches aren’t babysitters.
Coaches pull athletes from the floor when they’ve given their all. A babysitter gathers the pieces of a shattered child, pouting after things didn’t go their way.
A coach isn’t your therapist, comedian or personal chef. They won’t tuck you in at night and read you a story after a rough day, they’ll good game you and expect you to be stronger tomorrow.
Babysitters are forced to tolerate even the worst of demon spawn. Coaches don’t deserve, nor will they endure, a hint of attitude.
When playtime’s over, babysitters clean-up your mess, coaches don’t.
To a babysitter, why you drew on the wall matters just as much as the mural mocking them. Coaches understand that everyone fails, they’re more interested in what you’re willing to do to fix it.
Babysitters can’t fire kids.
Don’t listen to your babysitter, get a timeout. Don’t listen to your coach, get hurt.
Throw a tantrum and a babysitter may embrace you; tell you “everything’s gonna be alright.” A coach will disown you … or punch you.
Act like you’re special, better that someone or more deserving, and a great coach will tear you limb from limb. A babysitter will make you take a nap.
If you’re looking for a babysitter CrossFit isn’t for you. If you’re all grown up and willing to take responsibility for your actions, you’ll fit right in.
Minute One – Pistol
Minute Two – Strict Mup (Strict pull-up or transitions)
Minute Three – Strict HSPU (super slow push-up)
20 second L-sit
*Work up the rope for 12 minutes.
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