I know what you’re thinking…….
Our exercises are SO complicated !!
I see your eyes glaze over, or a look of panic cross your face, when we start saying “hang power clean”, “snatch”, “pushpress”, and “renegade row”…..
You’re wondering how on earth you will ever remember all these weird words, OR, you’re wondering if there is any point……
The fact that this stuff is tough to learn, however, IS the point.
This is a journey, not a quick fix, it will take you a LONG time to learn the NAMES of the exercises, let alone the exercises themselves.
If you’ve read Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, you’ll know of the concept that it takes 10 000 hours of practice to become expert in something. If you’re training with us an average of 4 times per week, that’s about 200 hours per year, and so only………50 years to get good at this CrossFit thing!!
Luckily, you don’t really need to become an expert, a halfway decent practitioner is all you can reasonably expect, but it’s all you actually need to get some amazing results.
Be consistent, pay attention, keep a journal, read CrossFit and other health/fitness blogs. Read THIS blog! Listen to the coaches, listen hard during the brief, ask questions, talk to other members, talk to the coaches, don’t cherry pick your classes, take some EXTRA classes (specialty and private training).
These are just some of the things that will start to lift the mysterious shadowy veil of the world of CrossFit. One day you’ll start to realise that you not only know the names of all the exercises, you’ll know HOW we do them, and eventually, WHY we do them. Then maybe you can help us to lift the veil for someone else…. Start by telling them, “I know what you’re thinking….”
4 x 6
5 S2OH 52.5/35kg
9 Box Jumps 60/50cm
A1. Front Squats
A2. Deadhang Pullups
4 x 8-10
7 DB Snatch
AMRAP in 12mins