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, September 28, 2011


We used to sit on the couch, turn on the TV, open a bag of chips (or whatever your guilty pleasure was), down a 2-liter of bubbly Coca-Cola, and veg.  You know the vegetative state - mindlessness, eyes glued to the 'tube, a slight glaze consistent with boredom, and the smell of whatever your eating permeating the air around you. 

I know I have seen this more than once in my life - and I have partaken in it more times than I care to count, it's delicious and oh so tempting.  The worst part about it is that it's a part of our culture, where we sit around (or stand), speaking about something that we are watching - all the while shoveling whatever is in front of us into our mouths.

The medical definition of a persistent vegetative state is - A wakeful unconscious state that lasts longer than a few weeks is referred to as a persistent vegetative state.

Now we aren't unconscious, but sometimes we are damn close!  The persistent nature in which we profligate month after month without a clue as to what we are doing to our bodies can be construed as slightly disturbing. 

However, I think I can say that the majority of folks who happen across this wee-little blog are more than active, but the mindlessness may persist whether you know it or not.  It's not mindlessness in regards to what you are eating per say, it's in regards to the workouts that we do everyday.

Coming to the box for class isn't a mindless activity.  We gotta get our heads into the game if we wanna play here.  We need a little focus when it's time to work, there is nothing that we do that I would consider mindless.  An example would be something as simple as running.  Just because you are moving forward - doesn't mean you don't have to look where you are going.  You keep your eyes on what is ahead, if you are running a trail for example you are watching where your feet need to go to next.  Lack of focus has the potential to create injury, therefore we strive for situational (and body) awareness at all times.

Focus Daniel-son

-Coach Tony

No comments:

Post a Comment