More than once someone has stuck their head in our door and exclaimed, “Why do you guys work so hard?!?” Upon hearing this I delve in to this long explanation that includes graphs, tables, vectors, and diagrams. I most often lose them somewhere around increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains.
Why do we work so hard? Well, we’re obviously chasing performance, and performance is obviously this European Brown Hare which can run at speeds of up to 45mph. We CrossFit fiends see performance out in front and are forced to pursue it in haste like panting hounds. Maybe that’s an overly verbose and contrived metaphor, but it works well for our purpose here.
There are so many great side effects of our performance chasing though. We not only are improving our ability to move loads long distances quickly, but we also learn valuable lessons that can be applied to our everyday lives. Don’t believe me? Here it is from the man himself:
“The lessons learned through physical training are unavoidable. The character traits required and developed through physical training are universally applicable to all endeavors. Perseverance, industry, sacrifice, self-control, integrity, honesty and commitment are best and most easily learned in the gym. Even clients who have found spectacular success in business, sport, war, or love find their most important values buttressed, refined and nourished in rigorous training”
– Greg Glassman
So work hard Ktowners, it pays off.
Harbinger of the hounds,