We are used to time being pretty objective. It is either 12 noon or it is not. It is 4:37pm or it is not. But time used to be fairly subjective. You see, so one really knew what time it actually was. If you were meeting someone at mid-morning, then you would meet sometime in the mid-morning, temporal precision was unknown. Time, as it was, was usually told by sunrise, sunset, and directly overhead.
It wasn’t until the late 19th century that we began to personalize time with the invention and widespread dissemination of the wristwatch. Now, clocks are everywhere and our entire society is based on structured time.
CrossFit is no exception. A typical class builds on itself with warm up/agility drills/technique drills, lifts, WOD, and warm down/mobility drills. Each segment segues into and prepares for the next. Missing one is a missing link.
The most common missed link is the first–the warm up. The warm up at CFWSC is far more than just some basic stretching. It primes the body for the lifts and WOD ahead. The agility drills train proprioception and the many of the lesser trained attributes of fitness. The technique drills reinforce proper movement patterns and introduce new ones. Don’t miss it.
Coming late does yourself a real disservice and affects the rest of your class. While we would much rather you come late than not at all, try to make a point of coming on time and making the most of your training.