You can thank the gymnastics community for today’s workout.
But how awesome did your shoulders and core feel when you were done?
Workout of the Day
15 Minute AMRAP of:
30 Second L-Hold
I’m a little annoyed. Miffed, really. Sometimes I wanna just pull people aside and shake them until they get the point, but I must take the high road, steer clear of confrontation and coach people towards the things I want them to see/feel. Today’s frustration comes from a lack of commitment, a willingness to accept that what is on the whiteboard is your workout. We’re not an open gym here at CrossFit Costa Mesa, you can’t just grab a squat rack when the workout is over and start knocking out squats because you feel like it.
Our workouts are hard, they just are. If the experience wasn’t what it was meant to be when the clock has stopped one of two scenarios happened:
1. We (trainers) failed to adequately show you how to scale the workout correctly and thus made it too difficult.
2. You didn’t give it a decent effort.
I have no problem with people working on skill stuff after a workout, hit those double unders, work on your kip, grab a PVC pipe and work on your snatch, no problem. What really drives me insane is people who think the workout was too easy and thus need some additional work. So, here’s the takeaway:
If you find yourself at the end of a workout session here, just ask yourself (and be honest) which of the two scenarios happened for you. Then, if it was in fact our fault, let us know. But a failure on your part to work hard does not constitute a necessity on our part to break our gyms rules (i.e. open gym, free use of the weights) and look the other way.
Next, and this is the big point: a day’s workout isn’t just about a crushing cardiovascular response, or crawling across the floor in a pool of your own vomit. Training is about following a plan, trusting a process, believing in the goals that have been laid out in front you and shooting for those in as unwavering a trajectory as you can manage. Trust that the stimulus is enough.
Now, lets hug it out.
Read – A Good Night’s Sleep Isn’t a Luxury; It’s a Necessity, NY Times
Watch – Mikko Salo’s (2009 CrossFit Games Champion) Training