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I train…

At least we're tanned...

Warm-up: Burgener Warm-up

High Hang Snatch: 5×2 (get under the bar!)

MetCon – For Time:
50m Walking Lunges
then 21-15-9
KB SDHP (50/35lbs)
Clapping Push-ups
Air Squat Jumps

Finisher: 90 sec L-hang

Practice CrossFit up in Troy, OH has this to say about that age old question: “Where do you workout?  Oh ya?  What’s that?”

When your questioned about where you workout at, what do you say to explain CrossFit? Try some of these the next time someone asks.

-I train in a box. It has walls…sometimes. Sometimes we go outside. Sometimes we meet elsewhere. It’s not the location I value, it’s the people.

-I train in an open space, because bars and my training partners fly everywhere. There is no equipment in the way, only my friends near me as we all struggle together, and are rewarded all the same.

-I train in a warehouse with no air conditioning and big garage doors. If you didn’t know where it was, you would never find it. There is no sign outside. The signs of training are all inside, working, or helping one another.

-I train where advertising is sacrilege. I train where I am a walking advertisement.

-I train with people I truly enjoy, and would do anything for, not where I need to put ear phones in to block out all the annoying banter. When we go, we hear yells, trainers instructing, or loud ass music making us go even harder…not elevator bullshit. Real music.

-I train in a place where if I am negative, I will be addressed by at least one person about my stupid ass attitude, and if I am unlucky enough on that day, I may be asked to leave, and come back when I’m better, because I am affecting the core by my stupid ass baggage that is meant to be burned at the door.

-I train where if I want to keep my shirt on I can….but there are no rules saying I have to. Where I train if someone disrobes to any level, wears short ass shorts, or is quasi naked after a WOD that’s fine…no attention will be paid, because it’s all about the training, not about meat markets. If you want a pick up joint, look elsewhere.

-I train where I’m valued and truly appreciate for showing up and putting forth true, real, demanding effort.

-I train where I am judged on my movements and attitude every day. Not because my friends are assholes, because they truly want to make me better at life, and want success for me not injury. A piss poor performance means someone will care enough to help me make it better, and find out why it happened to begin with.

-I train in a place void of gossip. Rumors are unwelcome at all times and if I was stupid enough to ever spout anything negative, or even just not positive about one of my training partners, or any other training location for that matter, I would be crucified on the spot, by any and all in ear shot. Drama queens are eaten alive where I train.

-I train where everyone applauds when I do well, and I applaud for them.

-I train where justification is Lucifer, and honesty is gospel. For if I lie, I only fail myself.

-I train where I am confronted everyday by food Nazis who won’t allow me to eat shit and call it gold. Where I train we call bad, bad, quality, quality and everything in between sub-par. Where I train life happens, the difference is, here I have to confront my downfalls and improve not hide them away for tomorrow.

-I train to be better at life – the unknown and unknowable. To one day be able to help someone less fortunate than I. To be able to be moving on my own when I’m old and gray, not being moved.

-I train because I want the mirror to be an outward reflection of how I feel inside, which is pretty damn good, and I want it to stay that way.

-I train because laziness sickens me, and preventable disease is exactly that…preventable through effort, not medication.

-I train to be different than those before me. To go out swinging, not resting. To live valiantly, not cowardly.

-I train where the floor could double as a pool at times because people actually work hard. I don’t care, that’s how it should be.

-I train with football players, grandmas, kids, housewives, doctors.

-I train with people of every walk of life, and if I cared about status…someone would make me leave.

-I train where education daily is paramount, and if I’m not a constant student, I will fail quickly.

-I train where we are all equal, because we truly are. The only thing that separates people is the attitude to believe this is true or not. The ones who believe they are better than others, are so much better….they aren’t allowed to train with me.

-I train with people that make my day better.

-I train in a place where I want to be, not a place I feel I have to be.

-I train under expectations: expectations to be better than yesterday.

-I train in a community dedicated to the whole. The success of the many.  This is the reason we all change and progress so fast. Where I train, it’s not about “I”….it’s about “us.”

I train….what the hell do you?

Which one do you most subscribe to?

“The success of the many,”
Coach G

By | 2017-04-25T14:39:41+00:00 June 24th, 2010|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Brandon June 24, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Dude, those guys in that picture are Jacked … and Tan.

  2. Taylor June 24, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    My favorite: “I train to be different than those before me. To go out swinging, not resting. To live valiantly, not cowardly.”

    Also, congratulations to all you Slovakia fans out there. I won’t name names, but we all know who you are.

  3. crossfitktown June 25, 2010 at 8:58 am

    To live valiantly, not cowardly. For sure.

    G

  4. Dougie Fresh June 25, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Taylor kinda stole mine. But #11 and #6. Really, all of them.

  5. James June 25, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Read this post from a link on the main site a couple of days ago. I’d have to say it got my juices flowing…”I train because laziness sickens me”

  6. Callie C. June 25, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    “I train where I am confronted everyday by food Nazis who won’t allow me to eat shit and call it gold. Where I train life happens, the difference is, here I have to confront my downfalls and improve not hide them away for tomorrow.”

  7. Ben June 25, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Saw this post earlier this week too. Awesome and inspiring. These are some of my favs:
    #1:-I train under expectations: expectations to be better than yesterday.

    ” I train with people I truly enjoy, and would do anything for, not where I need to put ear phones in to block out all the annoying banter.”

    -I train where education daily is paramount, and if I’m not a constant student, I will fail quickly.

    -I train in a community dedicated to the whole. The success of the many. This is the reason we all change and progress so fast. Where I train, it’s not about “I”….it’s about “us.”

  8. Erin June 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    “I train to be better at life – the unknown and unknowable. To one day be able to help someone less fortunate than I. To be able to be moving on my own when I’m old and gray, not being moved.”

    “I train because I want the mirror to be an outward reflection of how I feel inside, which is pretty damn good, and I want it to stay that way.”

    “I train with people that make my day better.”

  9. Taylor June 25, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    This is completely off topic, but I’m at work eating lunch and I must say that Lenny’s Philly Cheesesteak Salad is the best thing to happen to salad since the advent of Ranch dressing. For those of you who haven’t tried, it you must. Add bacon for a little extra kick, trick I learned from Caleb.

  10. Lee June 25, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I really like this post. Among my favorites are the ones that mention the community of Crossfit- because no matter when I go, I always end up sharing that hour with quality people.

    I also subscribe to the belief that laziness is a disease. (I actually think I’m allergic to it.)

    I train to be better at life. Because Crossfit has improved many aspects of my life and I feel better about my future (health and happiness) because of it.

  11. forrest June 25, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    taylor…let me make that salad just a lil bit better for you. add hot pepper relish and double meat…and of course bacon

    -I train to be better at life – the unknown and unknowable. To one day be able to help someone less fortunate than I. To be able to be moving on my own when I’m old and gray, not being moved.

    -I train to be different than those before me. To go out swinging, not resting. To live valiantly, not cowardly.

    -I train with people that make my day better.

    yeah those sum up cf pretty well for me

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