Virtuosity.It goes farther than just impeccable form on your lifts.It means more than hitting the range of motion on every single rep – no matter how exhausted or wobbly you are.Virtuosity is more than just skillful ability.It is also character. It is how you treat your fellow classmates before, during and after a WOD.It is how you cheer each other on, how you choose to be competitive.Do you build others up when you compete with them, or do you tear them down?Is it more about you winning than it is about you improving? Is the score on the board (and where it ranks) more important than how you got it? More important than what your form or ROM was like?Is it more about who gets their pullups first? Who “deserves” their pullups the most? Or is it a shared celebration each time one of you graduates into the pullup club?We are all successful because of the community. A community partly built on our shared blood, sweat, tears, ripped blisters and sore muscles, but a community founded on our character.But communities are fragile, they are little ecosystems easily destroyed by a few actions, a few words, a few moments.CrossFit isn’t just about stopping the clock the fastest, lifting the heaviest weight, or doing the WOD Rx’d.It is each and every one of our jobs to help each other improve, be it the firebreather next to you or the person taking their first steps off the couch.Are you doing your job?#crossfit #wod #virtuosity #fitness #endurance #training #gohard #beastmode#motivationalmonday #motivateme

Virtuosity.

It goes farther than just impeccable form on your lifts.

It means more than hitting the range of motion on every single rep – no matter how exhausted or wobbly you are.

Virtuosity is more than just skillful ability.

It is also character. It is how you treat your fellow classmates before, during and after a WOD.

It is how you cheer each other on, how you choose to be competitive.

Do you build others up when you compete with them, or do you tear them down?

Is it more about you winning than it is about you improving? Is the score on the board (and where it ranks) more important than how you got it? More important than what your form or ROM was like?

Is it more about who gets their pullups first? Who “deserves” their pullups the most? Or is it a shared celebration each time one of you graduates into the pullup club?

We are all successful because of the community. A community partly built on our shared blood, sweat, tears, ripped blisters and sore muscles, but a community founded on our character.

But communities are fragile, they are little ecosystems easily destroyed by a few actions, a few words, a few moments.

CrossFit isn’t just about stopping the clock the fastest, lifting the heaviest weight, or doing the WOD Rx’d.

It is each and every one of our jobs to help each other improve, be it the firebreather next to you or the person taking their first steps off the couch.

Are you doing your job?

#crossfit #wod #virtuosity #fitness #endurance #training #gohard #beastmode#motivationalmonday #motivateme

It’s happened to all of us.

You walk in, check out the WOD and think to yourself “no biggie”

You gear up thinking you will cruise through such an innocent WOD.

Good, you think - you needed an easy one today.

And then, five minutes and two rounds in it hits you.

This WOD ain’t easy, in fact, now that you are in the middle of it, it’s really more like a ball buster.

It’s, what I like to call, a DeceptiWOD - it looks innocent until it just upright kills you.

How did you get suckered into thinking this would be fun?

Then the negativity sets in. The realization you have at least ten more minutes of this. The frustration that each movement is gassing you. 

You dig yourself into a deeper and deeper hole. You silently curse your coach and count down until this awfullness is over.

You fail to see the point of this WOD. You fail to understand why you should even push. 

And all of a sudden it’s your last round. You realize you are almost done. You get a bit of spark from inside and turn it into a fire.

You’ve got this again. And before you know it, you’re calling time and can faintly hear yourself saying “that was a great one”.

Now that you think about it, it was more on the fun side…

#fitness #fitspo #fitnessinspiration #fitnessmotivation #functionalfitness

It’s happened to all of us.

You walk in, check out the WOD and think to yourself “no biggie”

You gear up thinking you will cruise through such an innocent WOD.

Good, you think - you needed an easy one today.

And then, five minutes and two rounds in it hits you.

This WOD ain’t easy, in fact, now that you are in the middle of it, it’s really more like a ball buster.

It’s, what I like to call, a DeceptiWOD - it looks innocent until it just upright kills you.

How did you get suckered into thinking this would be fun?

Then the negativity sets in. The realization you have at least ten more minutes of this. The frustration that each movement is gassing you. 

You dig yourself into a deeper and deeper hole. You silently curse your coach and count down until this awfullness is over.

You fail to see the point of this WOD. You fail to understand why you should even push. 

And all of a sudden it’s your last round. You realize you are almost done. You get a bit of spark from inside and turn it into a fire.

You’ve got this again. And before you know it, you’re calling time and can faintly hear yourself saying “that was a great one”.

Now that you think about it, it was more on the fun side…

#fitness #fitspo #fitnessinspiration #fitnessmotivation #functionalfitness

Easy is a trap.

All of those photos of before and after photos selling magic pills, the headlines touting 21 lbs in 21 days.

The easy diets and the 30 days to becoming a runner? Traps. 

They sell easy. They sell the idea that if you just buy their product all of your goals will happen. 

But they won’t. Your goals don’t just happen to get checked off.

They take work. They take struggle and frustration. They take time. 

Assuming your goals are always evolving, you will never find a state of “easy”.

Not when you have your pullups, or when you start Rx’ing the WOD. Not when your deadlift reaches 2x BW or your HSPU are strict.

Easy is a lie. It doesn’t exist. Even to just stay stagnant you have to work. 

So quit chasing after easy, ignore all the hype and hoolpa, get yourself in there and work your ass off.

#Fitness #WOD #Exercise #Gym #JMJournals #Weightlifting #Strongman #Squat #FitnessTips #StrengthandConditioning

Easy is a trap.

All of those photos of before and after photos selling magic pills, the headlines touting 21 lbs in 21 days.

The easy diets and the 30 days to becoming a runner? Traps. 

They sell easy. They sell the idea that if you just buy their product all of your goals will happen. 

But they won’t. Your goals don’t just happen to get checked off.

They take work. They take struggle and frustration. They take time. 

Assuming your goals are always evolving, you will never find a state of “easy”.

Not when you have your pullups, or when you start Rx’ing the WOD. Not when your deadlift reaches 2x BW or your HSPU are strict.

Easy is a lie. It doesn’t exist. Even to just stay stagnant you have to work. 

So quit chasing after easy, ignore all the hype and hoolpa, get yourself in there and work your ass off.

#Fitness #WOD #Exercise #Gym #JMJournals #Weightlifting #Strongman #Squat #FitnessTips #StrengthandConditioning