Sunday CFer…Friday-style: Just 1 pushup
First, Update: Don’t forget there’s an incentive on the Incentive page open until 5pm tonight!
Then…A few of you suggested this Sunday CFer, so we’ll give it up for Melissa on Friday (since she’s an AM gal). In our book, she’s a “solid.” High intensity, perfect form, team player, wearin’ the badge…when she started she said “I just want to be able to do 1 pushup.” OK, which turned into “lose this many pounds, build this much muscle” which turned into “do this many pullups”…an awesome competitor! Never missed a Hero Week…that says it all about this CFer. Read on…
CF is the perfect fit for me for a few reasons: I do 2 crossfit classes a week and they are THE perfect compliment to my running that I do also at least twice to 3 times a week. And, I’m super competitive, so these types of classes allow me to compete with myself and what I’ve previously done in workouts in terms of weight, how many consecutive pull-ups, etc. There’s always faster, longer(endurance), heavier you can go…And, they are functional movements. I try my darndest to remember my form despite how fatigued I might be feeling, and I find that this benefits my overall well-being. I carry those basic form ideals to things I do in my everyday life and as a result, I can’t complain of any injuries or ailments. I feel great, and I definitely can attribute that to paying attention to form. Plus, cheaters never win, so to skimp out on things like not getting your butt below parallel or not fully extended plank on a bends and thrust is not going to do me any good.
And then, to throw in a class of traditional CF-style classes is awesome because you never know what you’re going to get, so it’s NEVER dull!!! I have been to many, many different fitness joints and many different kinds of group fitness classes, and truthfully, none compare. As a result of being pretty faithful to my MWF routine of classes, and with the additional impact of the 2 weight loss challenges (and the informational blog posts), I have never been fitter, have never felt better, and would never have expected to participate in many of things I’ve done since starting at CF. (1/2 marathons, duathlons,etc.)
One thing I HATE (but not really) is wall ball!!!! But, give me slam ball any day!
Most memorable is pretty much the Hero Weeks, collectively. I’ve participated in them all since the get-go, so I love the way they’ve grown. And each one of them have such great examples of people digging deep and putting the nose to the grindstone. It’s just classic CF and extremely indicative of the people who attend, which leads me to my last comment about CF and then I”ll shut up. Nothing, and I mean nothing, compares to the quality of people who come to CF. I’m not really great at words, so I’m not even going to try to put it into words…I’ll just leave it at that!