Sell yourself?

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Weekend of Crazy!!  This Saturday, we’ve got the Mailbu Trail Run of Death, and Sunday classes will have McCoy hosting his second ever Dance WOD!

Warm up:
Row 500 m (250 fast, 250 easy)
10 Wall Extensions, hold the top to simulate the Jerk
Practice, drill, and load up the Split Jerk

Barbell Gymnastics:
7 x 2 Split Jerks, heavy and aggressive, resting 60 seconds between sets

For time:
40 – 30 – 20 reps of
Clapping Push ups
Jumping Lunges

Cool down:
German Hang, 1 minute cumulative
Quad on Wall, 1 minute cumulative each leg
Pigeon, 1 min per leg

Lifting Blocks.

“To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world.  That’s what everybody does every hour of his life.  If I asked you to keep your soul, would you understand why that’s much harder?”  – Howard Roark, The Fountainhead

One of my worst nightmares used to be that Main Site would one day stop posting WODs, or that CrossFit would someday be made a public company.  Diso, Martina, yours truly, the PCF staff, and every single CF box around the world have unprecedented freedom to run their box however they see fit.  With the charter of increasing fitness and health, with our empirically driven, clinically tested, and community developed methods, with our commitment to safe, efficacious, and efficient programming, I have found our open source and data based world, both box and CrossFit globally, to be totally, utterly, and completely unique. 

Very few people can boast of daily work that they truly, absolutely love and live for.  Many people ‘like’ or tolerate their jobs, or do it to get by, or feel like they’re trapped with no escape because they need benefits or insurance or security, real or imagined.  I know,  I’ve been there.  With CrossFit as it is, I couldn’t imagine a better place to be.  Understanding what it meant to me personally, what it meant for not just my future but for the lives and futures of everyone I would ever meet as an Ambassador of Fitness, for the lives and futures of anyone CF would ever touch, you can imagine my fear of losing it one day.  What if Coach Glassman ever decided to sell CrossFit someday for a hundred zillion dollars?  What would happen to us?  I have walked around with that fear ever since I accepted Diso’s offer to become a Trainer for his box.  And then this video came out recently, with Greg Glassman addressing those very concerns.  Watch, consider, and post thoughts to comments, if any.

“Why Fitness Franchises Are Not a Problem” with Coach Glassman at the CrossFit Tour, Copenhagen – video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

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