July 31, 2012

Tuesday Attitude: It’s in there.

“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.” J. Campbell

Important Notice: Aug 6-12 Hero Week. Each day, every class runs the Hero WOD. Be aware, be prepared.

Hero Week is for everyone. Stop by for only a few days…or try the entire week! The sense of accomplishment is exhilarating. Make use of the scaling/modifications. Make the WODs do-able for your ability. Find how deep you can dig and suffer. Read the comments here about what HW means.

With that said, there is inherent danger and risk in everything. Hero Week is no different. Exercise responsibly. Don’t get Rhabdo “any unsuspecting folks who may imprudently decide, despite our warnings, to tackle a workout full throttle and fully unprepared (Glassman, CFJ, 38, 2005)” should heed one of our favorite observations by Tirzah Harper on the CrossFit Discussion Board (original thread here):

“I will add that one of my favorite things about CF is its assumption that I have a perfectly good brain of my own AND the desire to use it.It’s self-determining.

If I push too hard and get rhabdo, it’s my own damn fault. If I don’t push hard enough and don’t see much results, ditto. I don’t rely on anyone else to tell me where my limits are. I don’t expect anyone else to keep me safe.

CF’s presumption of self-reliant brainpower is one of the few bastions left here in the States where playgrounds aren’t much fun anymore because they’re eliminating all the equipment that kids might get hurt on, and freedom of activity is curtailed for fear of lawsuits.”

That about sums it up! Show up, push the limits of responsible intensity.


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