10 – Kettle Bell Swings
15 – Box Jumps
20 – Sit Ups
Thanks to PRACTICE CROSSFIT for this amazing post!
When your questioned about where you workout at, what do you say to explain CrossFit? Try some of these the next time someone asks.
-I train in a box. It has walls…sometimes. Sometimes we go outside. Sometimes we meet elsewhere. Its not the location I value, its the people.
-I train in an open space, because bars and my training partners fly everywhere. There is not equipment in the way, only my friends near me as we all struggle together, and are rewarded all the same.
-I train in a warehouse with no air conditioning and big garage doors. If you didn’t know where it was, you would never find it. There is not much of a sign outside. The signs of training are all inside, working, or helping one another.
-I train where advertising is sacrilege. I train where I am a walking advertisement.
-I train with people I truly enjoy, and would do anything for, not where I need to put ear phones in to block out all the annoying banter. When we go, we hear yells, trainers instructing, or loud music making us go even harder…not elevator music!
-I train in a place where if I am negative, I will be addressed by at least one person about my stupid attitude, and if I am unlucky enough on that day, I may be asked to leave, and come back when Im better, because I am effecting the core by “my stupid” baggage that is meant to be burned at the door.
-I train where if I want to keep my shirt on I can….but there are no rules saying I have to…no attention will be paid, because its all about the training, not about meat markets. If you want a pick up joint, look elsewhere.
-I train where Im valued and truly appreciate for showing up and putting forth true, real, demanding effort.
-I train where I am judged on my movements and attitude everyday. Not because my friends (the trainers) are jerks, but because they truly want to make me better at life, and want success for me not injury. A poor performance means someone will care enough to help me make it better, and find out why it happened to begin with.
-I train in a place void of gossip. Rumors are unwelcome at all times and if I was stupid enough to ever spout anything negative, or even just not positive about one of my training partners, or any other training location for that matter. Drama queens are eaten alive where I train.
-I train where everyone applauds when I do well, and I applaud for them when they do well.
-I train where justification is the devil, and honesty is gospel. For if I lie or cheat, I am only failing myself.
-Where I train life happens, the difference is, here I have to confront my downfalls and improve not hide them away for tomorrow.
-I train to be better at life. The unknown and unknowable. To one day be able to help someone less fortunate than I. To be able to be moving on my own when I’m old and gray, not being moved.
-I train because I want the mirror to be an outward reflection of how I feel inside, which is pretty darn good, and I want it to stay that way.
-I train because laziness sickens me, and preventable disease is exactly that…preventable through effort, not medication.
-I train to be different than those before me. To go out swinging, not resting. To live valiantly, not cowardly.
-I train where the floor could double as a pool at times because people actually work hard. I don’t care, that’s how it should be.
-I train with football players, grandmas, kids, housewives, doctors.
-I train with people of every walk of life, and if I cared about status…someone would make me leave.
-I train where education daily is paramount, and if I’m not a constant student, I will fail quickly.
-I train where we are all equal, because we truly are. The only thing that separates people is the attitude to believe this is true or not. The ones who believe they are better than others, are so much better….they aren’t allowed to train with me.
-I train with people that make my day better!
-I train in a place where I want to be, not a place I feel I have to be.
-I train under expectations. Expectations to be better than I did yesterday.
-I train in a community dedicated to the whole. The success of the many. this is the reason we all change and progress so fast. Where I train its not about “I”….its about “US”
I train….what do you do?
Because life’s not 3 sets of 10 or a 5 mile jog every morning! – Paul
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