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What Excuse Do You Have….

I’m sick of it.  I’m sick of hearing reasons why people ‘can’t’ do our program.  I hear this all the time from our members.  ‘I talked to my friends, but they are scared.  They think they can’t do it.’  Really?  How about this one, ‘I need to get into shape before I do CrossFit.’  Really?  I’m sick of hearing it.  Why do you think that?  What is giving you that impression?  Yes it’s difficult.  Yes it doesn’t feel great when you do it.  That’s the point.  If it was easy everyone would be in shape.  CrossFit is infinitely scalable.  I have morbidly obese people doing CrossFit along side 70 year olds and elite athletes. 

That’s a pretty broad spectrum.  Elite athlete to 70 year old to morbidly obese.  Chances are you fall within that category of people.  

I can’t vouch for other CrossFit gyms because they are all different, but you join OUR program for a couple of different reasons.  You are out of shape and you want to get into the best shape of your life.  You want/need personal coaching and the accountability that goes along with it.  You love the group atmosphere and can be motivated by the amazing community that is a part of CrossFit Bartlett.  You are an athlete wanting to take it to the next level.

‘I watched some videos on youtube and I could never do that,’ is an excuse.  That’s like saying I watched Michael Phelps swim in the olympics and I could never go swimming.  Doesn’t that sound ludicrous?  

Let’s try this:  Change the words, ‘I can’t,’ to ‘I won’t,’ or ‘I don’t want to get better,’  or ‘I’m comfortable with where I am.’  That may not help you sleep better at night but at least it’s being honest with yourself.  If you are tired of being where you are at come and see us.  Suck it up.  It’s going to be uncomfortable.  It’s going to be challenging.  It’s also going to change your freaking life.  Decide today that you want something different and give us a call. 


9/24/2013 WOD


To be discussed in class:

Met Con:

Fight Gone BadWall ball  (20/14)

Sumo Deadlift High Pull (75/55)

Box Jumps (20?)

Push Press (75/55)

Row (calories)

1 min rest

3 rounds for reps