Tuesday

"Michael"

Three rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
50 Back Extensions
50 Sit-ups

Post time comments.

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Beautiful morning for a workout, Cheresa and Greg pulling in the cage of rings.

You know you are a CrossFitter when…

  • Your shins have more scrapes than a twelve year old boy.
  • You know better than to say, "That looks easy".
  • You've spent HOURS watching videos of other people working out (who does that?).
  • CrossFit t-shirts dominate your wardrobe.
  • When you travel, your first concern is if there is a local affiliate close by.
  • Refresh is your favorite button after 9pm.
  • 3 on 1 off takes priority in your schedule.
  • The words Snatch and Jerk have lost there comedic value, but farting while deadlifting has not.
  • There are days you have to talk yourself OUT of going to the gym because it's a rest day and that means you are suppose to rest, right? You are confused at this and ask your coach if you can still go for a run.  When they tell you rest means rest, still confused, you ask if that means you should do nothing or could you do…?
  • You can relate to this sentence "I feel like a GD Navy Seal and an Olympic Gold Medalist wrapped in a F-ing suit of body armor".
  • You shave your hands.
  • Pain is a relative term.
  • You know what this stands for IWCABTAMD.
  • You know the ten general skills by heart and can recite them at social gatherings.
  • You have posted pictures of yourself working out on facebook. 
  • You believe in sweat angels.
  • You've looked up the criteria for the Nobel peace prize to see if you can nominate Coach Glassman.
  • Tape and chalk are at a premium.
  • You used to bit your nails and now you pick at your callouses.
  • Almond butter is the nectar of the Gods.
  • You know that the benchmark WOD's are named after real people and you would find it interesting to talk with some of them and find out WHY? 
  • You think in blocks not calories.
  • Fat is delicious, you laugh at fat free.
  • You don't remember what it is like to have mirrors in your gym.  
  • You know that a 70%+ dark chocolate bar can sub as 3 blocks carbs.
  • You must workout with loud obnoxious music, but never hear a word of it.
  • You consider other CrossFitters family.
  • You believe the world would be a better place if everyone was a CrossFitter.

Those are some we came up with, now lets hear yours.

Comments

  1. A-freakin’-MEN!
    I’m not quite at the level of everything in the list (still a newbie) but I’m getting there!
    Yet because I CrossFit, I’m f*cking elite.
    Word.

  2. Erin :

    I love it!!! So true, so true. I will think of some more to add to the list! I miss you all…hope to be back in the gym soon!

  3. Ward :

    You wonder why you can’t get a date when…. you have abrasions on your butt crack making it difficult to sit down, open sores on your hands preventing you from washing your hair, dinner out must be somewhere they serve nuts and seeds and when someone wants to take your picture you immediatley invert into a handstand pose.

  4. timk :

    when you refer to a workout that nealry makes you puke and leaves with aligator arms for three days as awesome!!

  5. LOL!!! Agree and agree.
    Picking up my first gallon of raw milk tomorrow – I’m so excited.

  6. Elizabeth :

    Matt Chan, you are nutsoid. Hope it works!
    And I feel like I’m not a true Crossfitter because I don’t know what IWCABTAMD. I mean if I really thought about it… S’hard in the middle of the night.
    You know you’re a crossfitter when you’re 3am break includes Annie.

  7. Jack :

    You know you’re a crossfitter when… your more tired on the days you don’t workout.

  8. You know you’re a CrossFitter when you favor stalking this website in over actually working…

  9. Caitlin :

    I can’t believe I’m writing this but:
    When you go out wearing a dress not really caring that your legs are totally covered in random huge bruises (because you have new amazing leg muscles and worked your ass off to get them) and when ppl ask what the hell happened; you explain that it’s just from CrossFit.

  10. Cherie :

    Omg, Caitlin that’s hilarious

  11. stef :

    … you actually find bragging rights when you fall downs stairs… bc it’s after some amazingly hard WOD that you destroyed, just still recovering and are thus unable to walk… But you still want to tell everyone.

  12. gerson :

    You know you’re a crossfitter when you pop almonds like there tic-tacs…
    A chick named Fran breaks your heart along with every bone in your body… then her girlfriend Nancy kicks you in the stomach…
    You compare calluses with other crossfitters…
    You ask yourself if you should go with the butterfly or kip???
    You hear the word “over head squat” and head for the hills, turn around n bite the bullet because it improves your golf swing…
    You chalk up to you elbows… that video is freaking awesome Cherie!
    You can take your dog to your crossfit gym…
    5 rounds = a near death experience and you look forward to it

  13. Mark :

    You know you’re a Crossfitter when you text your WOD results to your other CF buddies as soon as you get done.

  14. Jake :

    you happily drive 30 min to do a 5 min WOD. all the while during that drive discuss what would be your best strategy to accomplish that WOD and find out that that strategy went out the door 30 seconds into the WOD.

  15. Evan5280 :

    Great post Verve Fam:
    When someone asks you what crossfit is you ask them how much time they have and if they are sure if they really want you to get into the explanation.
    People look at you strange when you say all you need is 20 minutes to get your workout in.
    You post comments to other affiliates blogs uninvited.
    Hope you’re all doing well!

  16. Cherie :

    This are awesome. Thanks for the chim in Evan always great to hear from you. You know you’re a CrossFitter when what goes into your body become so important, your husband buys a share of a
    cow, names her Tim, and pay 35 dollars a month to drink her raw milk…

  17. Rosa :

    I love this post and I totally miss you guys, but I’m thinking of you guys as I do my WODs in Texas now.
    You know you’re a CrossFitter when you spend more time researching other CrossFit Affiliates instead of researching anything to do with actually buying the house. My husband loved this one….

  18. Donna :

    You know you are CrossFitter when you don’t think you worked hard enough in a workout unless you have trouble getting up stairs or washing your hair the next day.

  19. DAMON5280 :

    This is some funny sh@* Verve. My favorite has to be the one about playing loud, obnoxious music. Short story for everyone in regards to music. A while back we had a member stop mid WOD and start yelling about how offense the music was. Of course, being in my own little world, I had no clue what was being played. My response to him was to work harder and he would hear it less. I think it worked! Happy Crossfitting!

  20. Mas & joylyn :

    You know you are Crossfitters when you are on your honeymoon halfway around the world and……
    we packed our hand care kit….
    we’ve visited all the NZ affiliates and have found a whole new family of amazing people….
    we cook up little paleozone meals outside of our Love Bus and hit up the farmer markets measuring in metric system….
    we talk about all you crazy wonderful Verve people everyday and miss you tons.

  21. Mas & joylyn :

    You know you are Crossfitters when you are on your honeymoon halfway around the world and……
    we packed our hand care kit….
    we’ve visited all the NZ affiliates and have found a whole new family of amazing people….
    we cook up little paleozone meals outside of our Love Bus and hit up the farmer markets measuring in metric system….
    we talk about all you crazy wonderful Verve people everyday and miss you tons.

  22. Mas & joylyn :

    You know you are Crossfitters when you are on your honeymoon halfway around the world and……
    we packed our hand care kit….
    we’ve visited all the NZ affiliates and have found a whole new family of amazing people….
    we cook up little paleozone meals outside of our Love Bus and hit up the farmer markets measuring in metric system….
    we talk about all you crazy wonderful Verve people everyday and miss you tons.

  23. Mas & joylyn :

    You know you are Crossfitters when you are on your honeymoon halfway around the world and……
    we packed our hand care kit….
    we’ve visited all the NZ affiliates and have found a whole new family of amazing people….
    we cook up little paleozone meals outside of our Love Bus and hit up the farmer markets measuring in metric system….
    we talk about all you crazy wonderful Verve people everyday and miss you tons.

  24. How about:
    When someone compliments you about how much you’ve lost and that you look great in such a short amount of time. They then ask how you did it, so you tell them.
    Then they go into how they should do stuff more, that their endurance is pretty good since they paint a lot of walls at their job. Then they go into how their own workout program seems to be fine but they’re not losing any weight b/c of what they eat. So you say, hey The Zone is working great for me and the combo is getting results. You then think to yourself “you have no f*cking idea what a workout is” and walk off feeling entirely superior to all other beings who have yet to discover the awesome CrossFit life. Don’t they know that if you’re not 5 seconds from puking that you’re not doing it right?
    We’re f*cking elite and people need to recognize.
    Note: btw, Elizabeth just texted me her WOD results right as I was reading that entry above! HAHA!!!

  25. Anna :

    Hey yall watch this kid! Not great form, but I aam sure future crossfitter!
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/post/Video-Five-year-old-Romanian-weighlifter-become?urn=top,198525

  26. Elite Athlete :

    Coach CrossFit,
    Are classes ever canceled due to snow? If so, how do we know?

  27. Elite Athlete –
    We have yet to close due to weather. If we did we would call all those signed up for the classes, so make sure your phone number and e-mail address are up to date in Mindbody.

  28. derek :

    How about the fact that you have great biceps but you NEVER do any bicep curls

  29. Elizabeth :

    Completed WOD as prescribed with 50lb good mornings. 27:13. Feels slow but I have nothing to compare it too! You know you’re a crossfitter when you look at the pretty people at the gym and think, “Seriously, you have no idea…”
    Miss you guys this week!

  30. Luke :

    You’re a Xfitter when you find yourself making fun of people doing bicep curls.

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