School’s out but this teacher is still thinking about her ABCs; of CrossFit.
Yes, I’m one of those folk who sit in the dentist’s chair visualizing toes to bar to distract me from the grind of the drill, rehash snatch progressions while stuck at a red light, and strategize the following day’s work out when I really should be writing.
Here’s my take on an experience that leaves me plotzed in a puddle of sweat on the floor of a place I consider my 60 minute respite and second home; not from the perspective of Trainer or a Games Athlete, but as a forty something, part-time working wife, writer, teacher and mother of two trying to stay strong, sane, fight mid-life sag, and eat food deemed unhealthy with but a fraction of guilt.
My ABCs of CrossFit
Attitude. Leave it at the door
Builds a badunkadonk booty
Community is key. Cliquey is sticky
Diet, much to my dismay does wonders
Each movement can be modified
Form. Learn proper technique
Give progress time
Hello. Say it. Especially to someone new
Jokes and jargon are best kept dirty
Keep consistently coming
Lifetime personal records can erase a lifetime of insecurity
Mental toughness changes the game
Oly shoes and fitted jump ropes make a difference
Potty breaks, strategically timed do too
Quality coaches warm up, watch carefully and address woes
Rest. Roll out. Retest
Strict before kip
Tatas in tanks sometimes fall out
Underestimate ability; undermine potential
Variety is the spice of life
Write down results
X-tra practice when possible
You are the machine
Zealots who bond at the box become family beyond fitness
Ready to give it a go? Already a Crossfitting, fire jumping, power lifting cobra posing, soul cycling, triathloning, marathoning, coccyx curling enthusiast?
Then what keeps you coming back for more?