It all started from a friend, a colleague, a peer . . .
From being bored with the same routine, from plateauing time and time again . . .
I wanted to get healthy, I wanted people around me who cared . . .

They called it constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity . . .

It's about taking the first step -

It's called CrossFit and I friggin' love it!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

When It Gets Rough

We all have our differences when things get rough, and it's always known that it's how you deal when things happen to go that way . . .

FGB - Fight Gone Bad 

There, now you have a little history behind that workout.

Now it has been formally brought into the CrossFit world as an event held every year as a fundraiser for so many:

Fight Gone Bad takes athletes into the rough domain.  It burns out the hips relatively quickly with the wall ball shots, ruins them in the Sumo deadlift highpull, kills them in the box jumps, and by the push press, you got nothing left but arm strength, oh wait, you still have to row. . . and do that for 2 more rounds once the first is accomplished.

This workout takes focus to a whole new level, the intensity that you bring into this workout is all your own.  This quote kinda embodies the process for this workout:

"A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more. Nobody is going to win a 5,000 meter race after running an easy 2 miles. Not with me. If I lose forcing the pace all the way, well, at least I can live with myself." -Pre

And to think, if you let up at some point and try to game it, it never really works out because you didn't leave it all on the table.  As we finish up this "Girl's Named Week" at CFR/033, keep it in mind that you will benefit pushing yourself (without compromising form please).  So don't let your thoughts go - focus on the next rep - don't sit back and breathe - time will pass you by - forget about the burning in your lungs or the ache in your muscles - temporary.  Get what needs to get done finished, feel accomplished and pursue another day with vigor.

-Coach Tony

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