10 Years ago I got a phone call from my brother, he said “You gotta try this Crossfit thing, it’s amazing!”
I looked online to find out what he was so excited about, read up on it did one workout and from then on was hooked like a Fat Ass Tuna slashing his way through the ocean waters while a strapped down fisherman uses all his strength to reel him in.
After outfitting my garage with some equipment I started performing the wod from the main site everyday and canceled my synergy membership cause after that first wod I knew there was no way I could go back to the slow motion, monotony of Body building routines.
For six months I tried everyday to beat the scores I saw online from the back then head quarters in Santa Cruz Cali.
There weren’t many videos to watch or many scores to compete against back then but the ones that were out there where still demoralizing, even the ones from the females, Nicole, Annie and Eva. The only girls that were involved back then.
After about a year of Performing, studying, and educating myself about Crossfit I decided to open the first Crossfit Gym on Long Island being that there was no place to train except my garage and The Black Box, Crossfit New York City. They were the only Box in the City back then.
So I went and got certified by Crossfit HQ which by the way was the weakest cert I’ve ever been to (one of the reasons Crossfit has a bad stigma). If it weren’t for my education and knowledge of training before I went to the cert I would never even thought about opening a Crossfit gym.
It was my belief and still is that Crossfit is the most efficient way to get into the best shape of your life.
There’s nothing like it, the intensity is incredible for building muscle, improving your cardiovascular system and promoting of fat loss.
The workout program is absolutely amazing and offers the best results to get you where you want to be in reaching your fitness goals, the business aspect of it, I don’t feel the same way but that’s another story.
With all the benefits Crossfit has to offer, the results, the camaraderie, the knowledge you obtain, the motivation that’s offered, the efficiency, the fun, the quickness, the structure, etc..
Yet people still belong to globo gyms all over the world and sit there day in and day out wasting time and looking the same after 5 years of training.
Incredibly hard to understand.
So I opened in June of 2007 in a small space in Bethpage, this was the same year that the Crossfit Games had started.
In 2007 the games were held on a small ranch in California with a whopping 100 Competitors!
The prize? A Trophy.
Today, there’s over 120,00o people that compete from all over the world, and the Prize is $275,000 that’s insane!
In just 7 years the sport has changed the fitness world in a much larger scale than Joe Weider changed it back in the 60′s with Arnold Shwarzenneger being the ambassador of fitness.
Our ambassador’s today are Camille Le-blanc Bazinet and Rich Froning the worlds most fittest woman and man alive.
Back in 2007 No one heard of Crossfit let alone the Games, fast forward to 2014 and the Games have been televised live for the first time ever! How’s that for taking over the fitness world!
Kinda like when Body Building shows where for freaks only and no one even heard of the Mr. Olympia Contest until Shwarzenegger made the sport famous, but with 120,000 competitors Crossfit far outweighs the sport of Body Building.
Crossfit is not just a training program or a sport, it’s a way of life. Crossfit becomes a huge part of your life, you meet so many great people with the same interest as yourself, you learn about proper nutrition and how to perform movements that until Crossfit became main stream where totally avoided by trainers and coaches alike because no one was confident enough to teach them.
Crossfit is responsible for house wives, women in their 50′s, 60′s and 70′s, business men, over weight people, under weight people, people in great shape, people in horrible shape, and every other person under the sun that are now performing Olympic Lifts!
That’s huge, no one did Olympic lifting before Crossfit, no one, unless it was an Olympic Lifting gym which were far and few in-between.
As amazing Crossfit has done in changing the fitness industry forever unfortunately there is a bad stigma created around the sport.
Well as I said before a lot of coaches are unqualified to coach people that have never lifted before in technical movement like the deadlift and squat let alone the Clean and Snatch.
That’s one reason, another is the fact that a lot of coaches have the mentality that they want to kill people with Crossfit instead of getting them fitter and more healthy than what they already are.
They think Crossfit is a weapon using it against other training methods to prove that Crossfit is better.
Once they realize and are confident enough that they know Crossfit is better they won’t have to try and prove to anyone that it is by destroying someone with it.
Another reason Crossfit has a bad name, people with big ego’s. Crossfit is not for people with an ego, an ego will get you hurt in Crossfit.
I’ve seen many times when a guy (because it’s mostly guys) comes in to try Crossfit and because of their ego they have such a hard time letting themselves do less weight than most of the people in the gym, even women.
As I said Crossfit and Ego is a bad combo.
No one should blame Crossfit for getting hurt, No one!
If you got hurt it’s all on you. You lifted to heavy, you went to fast, you chose a your coach. Don’t blame anyone else but yourself.
I’ve posted and promoted the potency of Crossfit and how difficult it is to move quickly with heavy weights.
I’ve said over and over again about how important it is to make sure your form comes first and how important nutrition and rest are.
So if you do your research correctly you will find a box that educates you and trains you, not one that kills you.
Crossfit is not intimidating, Crossfit is not impossible, Crossfit is not to difficult, Crossfit is not a Cult.
Crossfit is a training program that everyone from all walks of life can do, Everyone!
I couldn’t figure out what it was that makes people say all these negative comments about Crossfit that I just mentioned and after a shit load of thought I just did figure it out.
STOP BEING LAZY AND STOP MAKING EXCUSES.
Everything in life that is hard people will make excuses to make themselves feel better about not trying it.
Don’t be one of those people, take your fitness and your life in your hands and get out there and find yourself a qualified Box and get as fit as #!&%.
Crossfit done correctly with not only a Certified Coach but a Coach that is educated and knowledgeable with regards to safety, fitness, programming, and nutrition will offer you no reason to get hurt than going for a Sunday stroll will offer.
What is Crossfit?
Exercise, that’s what we do. We exercise with intensity.
Because as all of you know any goal worth attaining requires hard work, you want to change the way you look instead of looking the same for 5 years with now change in body composition at all then do Crossfit.
4 Rope Climbs
3 Overhead Squat @165/245
60 Clean and Jerk For Time @135/95
Why do we keep this super tight?
Dare you ask!
We keep this super tight and never release it because it we do we will injure this:
And once we injure this, we f’d up!
So stop trying to lift weight that’s to heavy and listen to this guy when he says:
“A man has got to know his limitations”!
Listen to this guy or you’ll get an Ass full of 44 caliber lead.
Protect what you got, keep yo shit tight.
I’m tempted to program a rest, but you maniacs will throw a cow even though you deserve it.
100 Body Blasters