Whether you are already a CrossFit disciple or thinking about joining the community, here are 10 keys points you should know about CrossFit…
- No pain no gain.. it’s a lie. If it’s painful you should probably stop; if it’s uncomfortable then put your big boy / big girl pants on and get to work.
- If you can do the individual movements of the WOD to the ‘RX’ standard then you should do the WOD ‘RX’. There is only 1 way to get better.. do the work! If you finish the WOD 1st but you should have done it ‘RX’ then did you REALLY just complete the WOD?
- If you think the workout doesn’t look that bad then you’re wrong. The simple ones are always the hardest.. 21 – 15 – 9 Thrusters & Pullups; how hard can it really be?!!
- People who say they ‘like’ running WODs are not to be trusted. There is nothing good about running; losing gains and looking bad whilst doing it.. no thanks!
- Put your weights away… you’re mum can’t clean up after you your entire life.
- If you think you take to many breaks during the WOD then you probably do. You won’t die if you don’t have that sip of water.. Pick up the bar!
- Wall Balls were created to make coaches laugh. Everyone loves seeing someone get hit in the face hence the reason why Wall Balls were created.
- There are no mirrors in CrossFit for a reason.. because we don’t have posers or meatheads. CrossFit promotes community and hard work not good lighting, stringlets, high top shoes, grunting and flexing.
- There’s nothing wrong with coming last in the WOD because you’re beating that person sitting on the couch eating Nutella out of the jar.
- Stay positive! Progress takes time and effort. Nothing is given to you; you have to work for it.
With a background in Australian Rules Football and as an competitive amateur Muay Thai Boxer George has over 13 years’ experience in the Fitness industry. The last 3 years have seen him develop a passion for CrossFit and he thrives on working out, punishing himself with the daily WOD and sharing in some light hearted banter with the CrossFit Adelaide crew. With a strong belief in positive thinking and that there is no substitute for hard work George has continued to grow and contribute to the local CrossFit community.
“Focus on the positives in your life, focus on what makes you happy, focus on improving yourself spiritually, mentally and physically. Live with no regrets and act as though it’s impossible to fail.”