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Coach, when does it get easy?

Doug lives in the Pain Cave.

Doug lives in the Pain Cave.

Warm-up: Hip and Shoulder Mobility
50-(birthday “day”)=X (X=# of double unders to do)

MetCon – Angie:
100 Pull-ups
100 Push-ups
100 Sit-ups
100 Air Squats

Finisher: Make sweat angels on the floor!

Easy?  Pssssh.  Why would you want easy?  Isn’t “easy” what you did before CrossFit?  Do you really want to go back there?  Maybe you do mid-MetCon, but I know that isn’t how you feel an hour afterward.  I promise you, it never gets easy.  BUT you do get more comfortable with the pain, the suck, the immensely uncomfortable feeling in your chest, stomach…everywhere.

Dangerous?  No.  Face-to-face with a grizzly bear is dangerous.  A winter ascent of Denali is dangerous.  CrossFit pales in comparison on the danger scale.  But this is serious work for people serious about changing not only their fitness but their mental toughness, comfort with uncomfortable situations, the way they handle themselves in business, family, love, and all life situations.

Jon Gilson from Again Faster has this to say about CrossFit:

“Do yourself a favor, and realize that there’s no technique in the world that will save you.  There are no pills, no secrets, no passwords on the path to greatness.  You’ve got to embrace the pain, push the threshold, and feel the suck, and then you’ve got to muster the courage to go back six times a week.

After all, the world is a lot brighter when your pupils are the size of dimes, and massaging your sternum with your heart starts to feel good after a while.  The plasma finds its way out of your lungs, and eventually you’ll be able to drive.

Sometimes, lying on the floor is its own reward.”

Your last MetCon was easy,
Coach G

P.S. – Here are some pics from today’s festivities.  I’m sorry I don’t have any of girls…I never professed to be a good photographer, just an above average coach.  Grant me that at the least.

Jon basking in the suck.  The foreground contains the liter of sweat he poured out during his push-ups.

Jon basking in the suck. The foreground contains the liter of sweat he poured out during his push-ups.

Glenn eschews the puke bucket in favor of more sit-ups.

Glenn eschews the puke bucket in favor of more sit-ups.

I wish I had video of Megan hopping down from her pull-ups, biting this flapper off, spitting it on the floor, and then beginning her push-ups.  Amazing...

I wish I had video of Megan hopping down from her pull-ups, biting this flapper off, spitting it on the floor, and then beginning her push-ups. Amazing...

Doug and Jordan dripping little beads of hard work.

Doug and Jordan dripping little beads of hard work.

Yeah, 64 years old and doing Angie with only a blue band scale - nothing a little ice won't fix.

Yeah, 64 years old and doing Angie with only a blue band scale - nothing a little ice won't fix.

THIS GUY!  James did his 100 air squats UNBROKEN!  Snaps.

THIS GUY! James did his 100 air squats UNBROKEN! Snaps.

By | 2017-04-25T14:40:15+00:00 August 21st, 2009|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Zachary August 22, 2009 at 5:11 am

    I came in this morning with the intent of doing Half of Angie since I’ve just been kinda doing my own thing and wanted to see how I would do without the band. Then, I see this? I’ll let you know how I do. It’s currently 124 out. I’m at least gonna let the weather get down a bit first. Love from Iraq.

  2. Jessie August 22, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Speaking of dangerous, I think everyone would agree that being sedentary is much more “dangerous” than participating in CrossFit. Eh? What with obesity and a poor diet leading to hyperinsulinemia, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and even forms of cancer, yea I’d say being sedentary is the real danger.

  3. Doug August 22, 2009 at 9:19 am

    One of the most rewarding days at CFK so far! I loved the constant mental battle for every rep. With Angie, everybody is challenged to the same level, so I think we all came together and cheered each other on pretty well!

    And Brandon did his in sub 16 minutes, which deserves a big up from everybody.

  4. crossfitktown August 22, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Brandon smoked it. It was a sight to behold. Good thing Linda came around today and brought him back down to earth.

    G

  5. Zachary August 22, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I’m not even gonna post my time. All I will say is I was hella unprepared. Angie is unforgiving, but I love her.

  6. Big Wes August 22, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Did 1/2 andie because of shoulder injury, crushed old time by 6 min and 20sec. i think i coulda pulled off the full girl but would be in a far worse condition than i am now. “your last met-con was easy” ha ha
    fml.

  7. Brandon August 22, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I hate you Grant ^_^

    That Angie is quite the bitch, but Linda is like … that chick from Peanuts that kept stealing Linus’ blanket and making Charlie Brown fall over trying to kick the football? Yeah, that bad…

  8. Brandon August 22, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    P.S. Grant: http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=44730

    When are we doing this? ;)

  9. forrestlong August 23, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    i nominate a renaming on angie to brandon or james bc they both dominated it. in other news, that burpee miles is retarded. it says no walking is allowed but how about some crawling??

  10. crossfitktown August 23, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Have you guys seen the video of the guy that does it for his birthday? He does it around a track – tears his hands up pretty badly.

    I might burpee broadjump race a 400m…

  11. Brandon August 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I’m down for that Grant. 400m Burpee-only race!

    And Forrest, you give yourself too little credit – I’m sure you’d be down there on Angie too.

  12. Ben August 24, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Angie is like the one night stand that didn’t get the memo…she followed me everywhere I went this weekend, even to work this morning. Looking forward to 5 o’clock when I can finally work her out of my life….until we meet again.

    BIG PROPS TO JAMES for destroying those air squats. Amazing my friend….amazing!

  13. James August 24, 2009 at 7:19 am

    Angie is a little mean but I like her. She turned my legs to jello and pulled a chunk of skin off my hand about the size of a quarter. Keep the tape out this week, I’m gonna need a lot of it. =o)

  14. LarryS August 24, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Angie was a tough _itch but I wasn’t going to let some ol’ girl beat me down. I hung in there until I finished with her but I was really BEAT when she did finish with me. I will do better when she shows up in Ktown again.

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