Welcome back. you’re on his side…
I would like to start with a short story of mine.
When I met me lady 🙂 she was immediately told that I’m a “proud Crossfiter” as if it was one of my very best characteristics(& it is!) of course back in the days she had no idea what the hell I was talking about and asked back “is it a kind of sport? ah nice, it’s important to exercise and have an active lifestyle”.
She had no idea what I had just told her was only the tip of the ice. My crossfit Glacier…
Several months later my lovely Yoga and Zumba instructor, came to the “Box” (Corssfit gym) to see and feel What the fuss was all about.
When we finished the WOD (workout of the day) she sat down and said “ohhh its nothing like anything I had ever done”.
Years after mainstream local Tel Avivien GYM training she encountered something very different than what she had thought to herself as the “winning formula” for healthy,fit lifestyle.
I have to admit, she wasn’t “hocked” after the first trial but came back for a WOD every once in a while.
You’re probably wondering why the hell am I telling you about this damn WOD and where is the explanation you are looking for: what. is. crossfit.
I won’t dive in so quickly but please be patient, we will get there, promise ;).
Well… truth to be told I haven’t found Crossfit but Crossfit has found me after a very long time that I couldn’t find any type of workout that would challenge me and keep me interested for more than a month, it hit me- right there, after my first workout. The feeling was an amazing throw-back to the days when I was a competitive swimmer.
I suddenly felt that I had found a sport that I could love practicing, love sharing my experience with friends, staying motivated and pushing the limits of my fitness higher than ever before.
As mentioned above, in my younger years I had been a competitive swimmer, swimming attracted me for two reasons that in 100% apply in Crossfit:
The aspect of being pushed by others is by far one of the most significant aspects for a person’s success, whether he is a crossfit beginner or competitive crossfit professional. I have experienced both positions.
For a while I participated in the group WOD and loved it, the feeling of meeting your friends, working-out in a mixed community in terms of ages and abilities, the opportunity to get a tip from someone who holds a bit more knowledge than yours, and above it – the ability to support each other outside the box in the day to day challenges. All in all this combination creates a happy and living community that upgrade the workout experience.
Assuming you choose to be a crossfit competitive pro, all the above will
apply here as well alongside with bigger community support due to
your massive involvement physically & mentally in the BOX environment.
This will make a strong bond between you and the rest of the community that will make you feel a part of something beyond a training gym or group.
Now, in anything I do I’m happy to meet a challenge, & Crossfit challenges me every single day in every workout.
The challenges can be in completing a WOD, PRing (personal record), or doing the movement itself. any way you wanna look at it Crossfit challenges you, in a great way 🙂 in your way…
The effect that challenge brings into your training and life makes it worthy of the time, sweat and sometimes the “pain”, which is relative as well.
It gives us the taste of victory every time we overcome the challenge.
this is what crossfit IS all about…
UNDER THE CONDITION OF REMEMBERING the most important thing: have fun while DOING IT!
Now for those of you who still need the definition by the book:
Crossfit is a fitness program, it combines diversified elements high intensity interval training, olympic weightlifting, plyometric, powerlifting, gymnastics, girevoy sport, calisthenics, strongman and much more.
So see you all folks next time on his side of the tell… & if you enjoyed this post (or didn’t!), don’t be a stranger & keep it to yourself – let us know in comments below. Cheers 🙂