Tonight’s post is written by Cliff Hodges – hands down the most handsome of the CFWSC trainers (see guys, this is what happens when you put the post in my hands!). Enjoy:
I can’t help but feel that every time I walk in to the box, I am preparing for something. Getting ready for a grand moment of judgment, fine-tuning that incredible machine that is the human body for some ultimate test. I mean, all this hard work has to be for something, right?
Sometimes, we really are training for a specific event: a marathon, a climbing trip, volleyball tournament, title bout, the CROSSFIT GAMES. We have a lot of high-level athletes here at CrossFit West and it is great to have all of these events to test ourselves and really measure our progress. But sometimes, our goals are not necessarily that clear or defined. Is that a bad thing? Or course not; not all of us are competitive athletes. And whether we are or not, what is one of the main tenets of CrossFit? GPP – preparing for the unknown and unknowable. What will be around the bend? Hard to say – what if Desmond is forced to go toe-to-toe with Mr. Miyagi at the next meet? What if Leah gets an itch to climb Mt. Olympus on her trip to Europe next summer? What if I get charged by a 700 lb bull elk this fall? I joke a little bit, but I’m also quite serious. We don’t know what the future holds, and let’s face it, as Coach Rippetoe says, “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general”.
So revel in that preparation. Give yourself an actual goal if you need to. When I train, I often think about what I would do if ambushed by a league of rogue Ninjas hell-bent on stealing my iPhone… I do… Seriously… Good thing I train CrossFit, they’ll never catch me.
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3 Muscle Ups
6 Power Cleans (155/103#)
9 Box Jumps
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