“Don’t Be That Guy” Repost.
3 Rounds For Time
50 24" Box Jumps
21 185lb/123lb Deadlift
Top Performances: Chris J. 14:09, Whitney 23:23 (18" Box, 83lb, Blue Band. Scaled yes, but this is a 10 minute PR from about a year ago when she used a 12" Box, 73lb, and a Green Band!)
It has been brought to my attention that maybe everyone Isn't clicking the links I post at the bottom of our site every day. This is a repost from Justin at CrossFit East Sac, but it is a very important read.
"I've been sitting here in front of the laptop at my moms house now for 30 minutes watching the cursor blink. I must have gotten 5 sentences into an opening paragraph 3 times by now and trashed every single one. I know what I want to say; I made an outline for god’s sake. In another lifetime when I was polite, charming and intelligent, I was actually a pretty good writer. Now my brain is soft and doughy, the kind of brain that other fit, sudoku-jumble-crossword playing brains make fun of. So here I sit writer's blocked, rambling about everything but what I came to talk about. Could be performance anxiety I guess, our blog has become something of a hot-spot due to Justin’s wit and sharp tongue, so eight-hundred-some odd posts later I have yet to contribute, until now. I told him there was something on my mind, thinking that it would chap his ass all to pieces and he would just tear everyone a proverbial new one… and i could stand on the sidelines and say "YEAH, what he said!" when he said “that’s a good idea, you write it and I’ll email you the info how to make a post.” My stomach sank… “Shit.” Out of my wheelhouse I go… bear with me.
One final thought. Listen. Listen to what your coaches say, when they do say something. Many of you are 1, 2 some close to 3 years into this program and require less and less coaching, because experience does give you a broad skill-set, but that being said no one in this gym is at a level where coaching is irrelevant. Many of you need to slow down a bit and learn to recieve coaching during your WOD's The 10 seconds its going to take your coach to explain something or correct a technique flaw will save you 10 minutes in the long run by helping your body do what its supposed to. When we see errors that can cause bodily harm or even inefficiency we aren't doing you any favors by letting you flail away at a spastic pace and ruin your knees so you can get a fast time. Those same errors that will injure you also cause you to be slower, when the body moves correctly it moves quickly as well. On the same token, if your coach says your missing depth on squats or missed chin over bar on a pull-up, take it to heart and if you give a shit, fix it. You play how you practice, going super fast in training means nothing if you miss 10 reps and have arbitrary movement standards. This is one reason Justin and I have always done well in CrossFit competitions, attention to detail. Many people out there who look real good on paper don't fare so well in competition because their technique is dog-shit, and none of it counts, its not measurable. No rep.. No rep… No rep… there's nothing worse that working your ass off and getting no credit for it. Don't be that guy.
That's it. I'm proud of every one of you. If the world ended tomorrow I think that our little cult would be just fine. There is no other group of people that I would rather spend the majority of my life with, but let's not get too big for our britches."