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Scouring the internet for hours to bring us thought provoking reading, Anthony gives us this:

The Orgasm of Fitness

December 16, 2009 – 2:47 pm

Now, I know what you’re thinking. And you’re probably not far from the truth. When we’re talking about states of euphoria, the sexual orgasm lights up the brain’s neural circuitry like a Christmas tree. The only endogenous (deriving from inside the body) phenomenon close to the sexual orgasm are the sneeze and the exercise event called “2nd wind.”  Continue reading


Mondays WOD

Four rounds for time:

25  x  ring push-ups

500m row

25  x  ghd ext.

500m row

 

Al          29:30 rx

Phil       30:16 rx

Brett     36:48 rx

Juanita  38:13 box

Molly     48:01 rx

Marissa 44:36 rx

Tony     30:20 rx

Larry     38:40 rx

Naveed 35:58 box

Katie     43:30 box

Lupe      32:31 box

Rosy      33:36 box

Jamie     44:04 box

Aaron    29:50 rx

Trey      27:14 rx

Amy      39:20 rx

Larson  34:05 rx

Wendy   41:25 rx

Pam       40:27 rx

Beth       35:41 rx

7 Responses

  1. anthony

    If you’ve ever looked at our gym rules, you’ve probably noticed our #1 Rule “No Egos Allowed.” Taken by itself, Rule #1 encompasses a nebulous concept. Ego has several working definitions, but we’re referring to ego as “an exaggerated sense of self-importance.” When athletes of all levels step into any CrossFit "Box", they enter a psychological battleground. Uniquely, in CrossFit, battles aren’t won; they are fought everyday. We come to the gym to challenge ourselves. We should be chasing constantly moving targets.

    We design workouts (WODs) to challenge the most advanced athletes. In fact, CrossFit workouts were created to challenge elite athletes, regardless of weights used or the time limit provided. Given the variety associated with workouts, you can bet that some days the WODs will play to your strengths, but most days the WODs will tax your weaknesses. No one is the best at CrossFit. There will always be someone better than you.

    Oftentimes, because we all tend to have egos, we prioritize our performance on the clock. We’re competitive beings; we want to do better than our peers because our score will be recorded next to other gym members. We want to prove to ourselves that we did “well” on our workout because we measure our performance as a distinct value. Oftentimes this forces CrossFitters to look over the more important things.

    Our egos misguide us to do a lot of negative actions in the gym, including:

    comparing our score to other athletes in unhealthy ways,
    sacrificing full range of motion, and
    scaling the WODs to levels that will put us near the top of the pack.
    As trainers, it’s our goal to make you much better people inside and outside the gym. We don’t have the opportunity to watch every rep, every squat, or every workout. We know your mind is constantly telling your body to cheat that squat depth or rest more than necessary. It happens to us too.

    The problem is that when you only think about that clock and and you’re cheating the squat depth, pushup height, locked out overhead, telling yourself you can’t do something or not pushing yourself to the limits, you’ve only done a fraction of that workout and your score on the board is meaningless.

    No egos means achieving personal excellence, making sure every rep counts and pushing ourselves further, even if that doesn’t translate into the best score. As we move forward, try to not think about the clock so much, think about the things mentioned above and have the best, hardest workout of your life.

  2. Juanita

    Thanks Tony for thoose eloquent and inspirational words that surely kept us going this morning !

    I also wanted to do a friendly reminder about our adopt a family. Please bring all contributions into the gym by tomorrow tuesday evening ( 12/22). The family will be coming by tomorrow evening around 6:30 to the gym for all who would like to meet them.

    Thanks again for your contributions and making this possible! You guys rock!

    Feliz Navidad a todos!

  3. — Ken Blanchard

    "There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re commited to something you accept no excuses, only results."

  4. McLar

    Awesome job by everyone tonight. Made those rowers your bitches. After reading the title of todays article I was so excited for my exercise induced orgasm. Unfortunately the orgasm was more like a painful back spasm that occured in my lower back. Must’ve misread the directions on the wod or something…

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