Why do you do CrossFit?
Let’s be honest, CrossFit is not the only good fitness program out there. I personally think it’s the best, but it also requires much more time, patience, humility, hard work, and commitment compared to other fitness routines.
I do CrossFit because I want to be fit and healthy. Being physically capable was a very important part of my life when I was a Marine; it could have potentially meant the difference between mission success or failure. But being fit is only part of my motivation for doing CrossFit. I also do CrossFit because it’s hard and challenges me as an athlete.
Before CrossFit, a good workout for me was getting sweaty. Calories burned and time in the gym were the numbers that mattered. Now I train with a purpose. CrossFit has flat out told me what my strengths and weaknesses are, and it forced me to set goals if I wanted to get better. Heavy breathing and sweating at the end of a workout are no longer the point. Now I ask myself if I got a little better or worse each day I train.
So, why do you do CrossFit? Have your reasons changed since you started? Post to the comments.
Thursday’s Workout of the Day (WOD):
For time, complete the following:
20, 19, 18, 17…down to 1 of kettlebell swings (35#/26# for women)
1, 2, 3, 4…up to 20 of burpees
This is a volume workout for sure. 210 kettlebell swings paired with 210 burpees. Outstanding job to everyone that did his WOD yesterday. It took a lot of mental stamina to continuously pick yourself up off the floor to finish the burpees.
Fred, Morgan, Chris and Amanda starting their day off with a little 30 minute workout.