Tuesday, 11/10/11

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  • April King
    Posted at 21:48h, 10 October

    Thanks to everyone who has participated in the 100 reasons to do CrossFit discussion, and especially Steph for her fantastic words yesterday. I am loving this….let it continue!

  • Steph
    Posted at 08:01h, 11 October

    Reason I love cfk:
    Cause I did 2 pull ups on a blue band today yay!!!!! Thanks to JO D and CHristian for the encouragement I needed to give it a go. I’m so excited!!!!

    • Jim King
      Posted at 21:51h, 11 October

      Steph, this effort of yours today embodies my #1 reason for opening a CrossFit box – Performance, or more crudely “Doing”. I will also use this moment as a reference point in responding to your comment from yesterday regarding the scales.
      For many people, losing weight is a primary goal to be achieved through their involvement in an exercise program, and rightly so. However, the reason I don’t focus on what the scales say is because losing weight is not something you “do” and must therefore be relegated to only a secondary concern at best as your trainer.
      Losing weight is the result of getting your lifestyle factors in order, primarily having your nutrition sorted out and maintaining a consistent approach to training. These are the things you “do” to make losing weight possible. PERFORM.
      By focusing on improving your performance, measuring all the gains, increasing your work capacity, you are “doing” the things required to meet your goals. Importantly the effort required, or the journey, becomes an intrinsic part of the reward. This is a vital aspect of sticking with it and why it is so important to record your scores, set realistic performance goals, reflect on your progress, celebrate the milestones, because these are things you can do. Take the focus away from the scales. DO THE RIGHT STUFF AND OTHER OBJECTIVES HAPPEN AS A SIMPLE MATTER OF COURSE.
      So, your performance today is a credit to your perseverance and all the hard work you’ve put in over the last few months and something to celebrate. Hats off to you Smiley.

  • Megan
    Posted at 09:01h, 11 October

    100 reasons to do crossfit?
    Because I can.

  • Chris
    Posted at 10:01h, 11 October

    Shhhhh! dont tell everyone coz they’ll all want to do it!
    crossfit is great coz there’s just nothin like it!

  • Hutcho
    Posted at 10:29h, 11 October

    I do Crossfit to boost my self esteem as Trent is much better than me.

    • Jo Genders
      Posted at 13:35h, 11 October

      hacked?

    • April King
      Posted at 22:40h, 11 October

      Trent, you crack me up! Where’s Hutch…does he not read this stuff?

  • Cam Leggatt
    Posted at 11:11h, 11 October

    100 reasons for CF:
    – when you beat your previous time at the same
    Wod by a minute or so is a really satisfying feeling that the pain is worth it!!
    – cause when you meet another crossfitter you immediately have a respect no one else understands!

  • steph
    Posted at 11:39h, 11 October

    I have left two really good Paleo cookbooks at the gym. They will be there for the next few days if you wanna have a flick through and let me know if you want any recipes.

    • April King
      Posted at 22:40h, 11 October

      thanks Steph, I am looking forward to checking these out.

  • Jeff
    Posted at 12:08h, 11 October

    100 reasons for CF:
    I’ve mastered the art of lazing on the couch for hours on end; now to master the deadlift, KB swing, pull-up, squat, row, toes-to-bar, overhead squat, double-under, sit-up, push-up, clean & jerk, ring-dip, hang power clean, knees-to-elbow, muscle up, back extensions, handstand pushup, strict press, push press, Turkish-get-up, wall balls, box jumps, burpees, L-sits, squat cleans, rope climbs, back squat, front squat, bear complex, sumo deadlift high pulls, power cleans, ring push ups, ovehead lunges, GHD sit ups, GHD back extensions, thrusters, KB snatch, Tabata, goblet squats, power snatch, hanging power clean, plank, run, split jerk, walking lunges, farmers carry, hand release push ups, weighted pull ups, supine ring pulls, medicine ball cleans, weighted dips, pistol squats, dumbell snatches, jumping lunges, chest to bar pull ups, hollow rocks, etc.

    • April King
      Posted at 22:41h, 11 October

      hahaha….this is hilarious!

  • Jeff
    Posted at 12:10h, 11 October

    100 reasons for CF:
    Only need one reason; Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet. Nuff said.

  • jess
    Posted at 14:21h, 11 October

    I think u covered everything jeff! Wow. Cam, I totally agree with your reasons! Yours to steph.
    100 reasons for crossfit
    The awesome like minded people u meet that just get it!
    The excitement you feel reading tomorrows wod
    The evident transformation of the body and mind
    OH, I LOVE CROSSFIT!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 15:55h, 11 October

    I have a rule in my life that goes like this…
    ‘if I would feel comfortable having my children spend time with this person, being exposed to their values & core beliefs, then I could consider that person a friend and valuable addition to mine, and my childrens lives’ these are rare in ‘civvy’ street, but I would be proud for my children to spend time with ALL of you guys! ;-P

    • Megan
      Posted at 16:29h, 11 October

      Awww…. how sweet. You obviously don’t know me well!!! (Jackie???)

    • April King
      Posted at 22:42h, 11 October

      Thank you. This is indeed a compliment to everyone.

  • Katherine L
    Posted at 15:59h, 11 October

    My 100 reasons to GO to Crossfit… I need to GO 100 times in the hope that one day I will read the WOD on the whiteboard and actually understand what it means!!! A few reasons why I’ve been 10 times so far… I’m starting to love it without feeling like exercise is a chore, everyone is friendly, Jim, April and Paula are on the ball to help me improve my form, I’ve got calluses on my hands already and I live in hope that one day the chalk on my shoulders will be used because I’m lifting HUGE weight!

    • Paula
      Posted at 16:13h, 11 October

      I wish there was a like button ..I would “like ” all the comments with it! Especially Steph with her inspirational pull up work this morning! I thought her comment the other day was so off the mark when she said she had un-inspiring results on the board (is that even a word?) O-lift skills – Tick! Wicked sports injury – Tick! Full body push up – Tick! Bridge to Brisbane – Tick! Pull up – Tick! And heaps more but I have to get back to work. Looking more and more awesome every day Steph!

      • steph
        Posted at 19:01h, 11 October

        Thanks Paula… I will pay you in the morning 🙂

    • Jo Genders
      Posted at 17:30h, 11 October

      And you get to hang out with your lovely sister! 🙂

      • Jo Genders
        Posted at 17:30h, 11 October

        That was a reply to Katherine’s comment, not Paula’s btw…

  • Adam
    Posted at 16:12h, 11 October

    Crossfit teaches you to deal with pain. All types of pain and a lot of it.

  • Jim King
    Posted at 20:15h, 11 October

    6am
    John 23kg across
    Chris 15-27.5kg
    Hutch 45kg across
    Trent 30kg across
    Jo D 15kg across
    Cecilia 20kg across
    Christian 30kg
    Jan 35kg across
    Meshelle 13kg across
    Katherine 18kg across
    Steph 30kg across
    5pm Intro Group Deadlift
    Kate P 28kg across
    Holly 28kg across
    Dominic 130kg across
    Scott 100-110kg
    Jane 25kg ?
    Nick 50kg across
    Sue 55-65kg
    Paul 80-85kg
    Arnie 140-160kg (195kg 1RM PR!!)
    Reece 50/40kg
    6pm
    Dave 40kg across
    Declan 30-35kg
    Josh 18-23kg
    Ali 17.5kg / red band
    Jess 27.5kg
    Cam 40-45kg / 20kg
    Megan 30-32.5kg

  • jack
    Posted at 21:28h, 11 October

    wasn’t me Megs …. but i wish it had been …!

    • Jim King
      Posted at 22:26h, 11 October

      You’re just fishing for some free babysitting aren’t you? Your comment would have read like this…
      “I don’t care who it is, if any of you lot want to look after my kids for a few days you can have ’em! Indoctrinate them into your belief system, that’s cool, but don’t bother phoning me I’ll be out of range. Anyone? Or even better, Everyone?”

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