Double Time

May 7th, 2014

Category: CrossFit

Double Time

Push Jerk

Push Jerk

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Event 2: Pullin’ Power (14 minute cap)
25 Pullups
400m Run
25 Power Snatches (115,75#)
400m Run
25 Pullups
Scaled: 75,45# snatches; blue band pull ups

Why do you really CrossFit?
I often ask many of the members around the gym, “Why do you crossfit?” They look at me for a few seconds, pondering, and then say something along the lines of “Because I want to deadlift twice my body weight!”, or “So I can do Fran RX!” At the end of the day, that is awesome and it always inspires me to work harder knowing the goals that the members at our gym have. Seeing their faces light up when they say it is what makes my job so rewarding as a coach at CrossFit Southie. But then I go even further and ask, “Now why do you really do CrossFit?”

I remember being asked this same exact question about a year ago by a close friend of mine, and was I baffled. I told him “Dude, I want the best numbers out of the whole gym, that’s why!” … like he had just insulted me or something. And with a grin, he looked back at me and said “Numbers are great, but at the end of the day it’s only a number”. Boy was my world turned upside down. I spent that whole week thinking about what they had said and still couldn’t wrap my mind around it. “At the end of the day it’s just a number?” I said aloud, like it would make more sense rather than saying it inside my head. I had come to the conclusion that he was out of his mind, had fallen off the deep end – until it hit me.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a new PR just like the next person, but what I had learned a year ago was more profound then I had imagined. The reason I am telling this story is because often times at the gym and in our daily life we get too caught up in “The Numbers” and if we just take a step back and ask ourselves “why are we really doing this” it makes the journey and experience so much more gratifying. For me personally, CrossFit has become less about the numbers and more about the friends we make and the experiences we remember. The tough WODs we tackle together and the burning sensation in our lungs after a run…the pain face we get as we try to pick the barbell up for one more rep. These experiences that I get to share with our community are what makes CrossFit so enjoyable for myself and are what keeps me coming back. So I challenge you guys to dig deep and ask yourself, why do you really CrossFit? Post to comments!

Test
Max Consecutive Double Unders

WOD
5 Rounds
400m Sprint
50 Double Unders

Level 2- 25 Double Unders
Level 1 – 4 Rounds, 100 Singles

Ca$hout
30 V-ups
40 Sit-ups
50 Bicycle Abs

Mobility Class:
Lower Body

DISCUSSION 12 Comments

  1. Petra 05/09/2014 at 2:45 pm

    I crossfit because it’s the most fun I’ve had working out in years. And I love my CF friends.
    DUBS: 102 PR!
    WOD: 13:21 RX

  2. nicole dholakia 05/09/2014 at 1:07 am

    max dubs: 17
    WOD: L2, took me forever

  3. Ryan Gould 05/08/2014 at 5:01 pm

    Max test Dubs: 9 in a row!

    400 m run/25 dubs: 17:29

    First time ever doing Dubs in a workout!

  4. Martine 05/08/2014 at 4:49 am

    I love coming to Crossfit because of how simple and straightforward it is. I feel like I spend most of my day staring at alternating computer screens and struggling to keep up with emails and texts and tweets, trying to do a dozen things at one time, distracted by a thousand more things. I CF because it’s the one part of my day where there’s just one goal — the WOD — and it takes up all of your focus … no room for thinking too much when you’re desperately banging out those 50 double unders! Most other things in life are kind of hard and also messy and complicated; Crossfit is very hard and very simple, and that’s why I love it.

    Btw, today’s workout was THE WORST. It’s been a long time since I’ve been so miserable during a WOD! 20:15 RX

  5. Chelsea 05/08/2014 at 1:46 am

    I crossfit because it makes me a better person. Not only
    physically, but mentally as well. I’ve had health issues since I was young, and
    no matter what exercises I did or new “fad” diets I acquired, I couldn’t gain
    weight, and my weight never stayed consistent. I have been in the ER more times
    than not, and it’s been a struggle trying to keep my body in check. I’ve only
    been doing crossfit now for a few months, and I’m in the greatest shape that I’ve
    ever been in. I have gained weight, and it’s been consistent since I started.
    As if this wasn’t reason enough for me, I just moved here last August for
    school and had to leave my friends, family, and everything I ever knew back at
    home in Indiana. I didn’t know anyone in Boston and I am so thankful to be a
    part of CF Southie, because I gained a new family here. The people here at CF
    Southie are incomparable. Since day one I met the most encouraging and
    inspiring individuals, and the love and positive vibes in the box day in and
    day out is irreplaceable. I could go on and on about how much I love this place
    and adore the people here.. I can’t thank you all enough for everything this place has done for me! I love my crossfit
    fam!

  6. Jason 05/08/2014 at 1:35 am

    I couldn’t make it in today bc of work but reading Darcie’s post compelled me to post as well. Thanks Darcie, for sharing. I can’t imagine the year you’ve had but so glad you’ve found a solid positive place like Southie to be better. I’ve nearly lost my brother to suicide a few times over the last couple years since he left the army, so I can in some small way understand where you’re coming from.
    I started Crossfit because I needed to, I needed something different to help quench the inner, aging, ailing athlete in me that other activities were no longer fulfilling, except for accelerating the ailing process.
    I continue to CF because of the results, mental, physical, and emotional. It’s given me a perspective on human potential, on pushing one’s self to levels never thought possible, in all aspects of life that I had never realized before. I’ve seen the enormous potential it reveals and will get my brother into it as part of his healing process as soon as he is ready. It has certainly made me a better person, a better nurse, a better boss, a better husband, and most importantly a better father. Can’t stop now.

  7. kara 05/08/2014 at 1:12 am

    17:30 on the wod….the runs after the dubs were sloooooow.
    I CF because no matter how miserable I am during the wod (like today!) I always get in a few laughs and smiles and always leave feeling better.

  8. Goose 05/08/2014 at 12:44 am

    Great Post Dale! You can’t beat the camaraderie CrossFit creates between the like minded, genuine, hard working people associated with the program. I also CrossFit because it pushes me to be a better person outside of the gym and it keeps me from occupying my time with less fulfilling hobbies.

  9. amy 05/07/2014 at 11:47 pm

    Where are all the comments today??????!!!!!!!!

  10. Darcie Bernier 05/07/2014 at 6:24 pm

    I Crossfit because it is the one place I can go to get out of my own head. Last July, I lost the most important person in my life, my mother, to suicide. In the past year, I have gone through the most challenging time in my entire life, and I honestly did not start to feel like myself again until I joined Crossfit Southie. Having a place to go where I can go, push myself to do things I never thought possible and enjoy laughs with the instructors and new friends has made such a difference in my life… Looking forward to many more WODs and good times at CFS to come! 🙂 Thank you all for being so amazing. <3 Darcie

    • amy 05/07/2014 at 11:51 pm

      Darcie, thanks for sharing. We can only imagine how hard the past year has been for you. We couldn’t be more thrilled that CFS has been such a positive experience for you and a place to find peace. You have made such progress already and we look forward to watching you excel has an athlete. I am sure your words and experience will hit home for others reading this as well. Thanks again for sharing!

  11. Dr. D 05/07/2014 at 12:20 pm

    Why I like Crossfit? Easy….makes me feel young again!