Wednesday Form: Of a question
A: This movement is a full front squat into a push-press.
Q: Uh, what is a Thruster?
Yes! Ask, ask, ask!
How do you do that? What is that? Am I doing this right? How can I improve this? What are we doing?
There’s an interesting CF group fitness concept…policing your group/partner. This includes a few things:
1) Good cop: Encouragement! That’s all you hear…mental prompts of positive thinking; policing in a positive way!
2) OK cop: Cues and corrections! Butt down, elbows, heels, backward, use the hips, slow down, speed up. Coaches cue, but long-time CFers know the “policing policy” and will give good reminders, too.
3) Bad cop: The occasional “pay attention” “get your sh&% together.” Hey, nobody said police work was pretty.
Yes, positive interdependence exists. CFers understand this and that’s why they are helpful people (see #1, #2). But CFers also understand this: because CF is a place of constant risk-taking, improvement, and pushing of limits, EVERYONE has questions. It might be simply “How do I do this move?” or it might be “How do I improve this move?” or it might be “How do I make this move much more challenging?”
If you’re unsure of something or you’re trying to improve/learn something, ask before or after class for assistance. When you see people playing around on the Smokehouse, ask about kips. Ask the Double Under-er how to improve. Ask for some KB refinements. Ask the person why they are using the Foam Roller.Avoid waiting to figure it out DURING the class.
“We often think that admitting struggle is a sign of weakness, but we all struggle sometimes. We all get overwhelmed sometimes. We all need help sometimes. Acknowledging this is not a sign of weakness, but struggling alone is a choice to grow weak.” -Lori Deschene