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11 Things That Are Considered Normal At CrossFit But Never Appropriate Outside The Box By CrossFit Times (Click here for article)
Ever find yourself talking to friends about “hitting a beautiful snatch” and getting some weird looks when you realize they don’t CrossFit but they do know dirty slang? Having conversations about jerking, snatching, and how you just “pushed hard through Fran last night”, is just one example of things that should may be remain inside the walls of the CrossFit gym. Here is a list of several additional items that may just seem completely inappropriate if not in the right company:
1) Walking around with chalk handprints covering various parts of your body – At CrossFit all this indicates is that the workout involved a tight grip. In the supermarket it looks like Casper has been grabbing at your backside.
2) Sudden loud grunting – During lifts, other heavy movements, or a particularly difficult WOD, grunting is a sign of power and strength, walking down the street and grunting may lead to many people briskly crossing to the other side.
3) Throwing yourself on the floor – Hand in that big report at work this am? Immediately fall to the floor. While we may do this maneuver post-workout at Crossfit, I would love to see your boss’ face if you applied this technique in the office.
4) Discussions concerning any of the named workouts – “How long did it take you to do Fran?” “Not as long as it took me to do Murph! But we all know I do Karen faster than Grace.” Enough said.
5) Telling people about how you just peed a little – While I personally think the world would be better off if we could all announce this bodily reality without judgment, trust me when I say the response will be more favorable to another CrossFitter after those 200 double-unders than to the stranger sitting next to you on the bus.
6) Expecting everyone to clean – After your party Saturday night, this is a far-fetched thing to expect. At your box, entirely reasonable.
7) The constant discussion of bacon – Bacon is Paleo, and delicious, and while we all love to discuss the various ways and quantities in which we consume it, others may find this entirely repulsive.
8) Casually saying things that sound vaguely sexual – “Make sure you get deep enough with your thrusters.” “I prefer the snatch, but I also love jerking.”
9) Suddenly and aggressively tearing off your shirt – While the taking-off-of-the-shirt mid-workout is common at most gyms, and in my opinion it signifies that things are starting to getting real, I would not recommend this action during a PTA meeting or while you’re waiting in line at Starbucks.
10) Sporting the patented double under whip marks – I will always find the inadvertent kinkiness of double-unders highly amusing.
11) Simply talking about CrossFit in general – We all know that the first rule of CrossFit is to never shut up about CrossFit, but it seems that unfortunately most people outside of your box do not want to hear about it. But hey, you know that all of your CrossFit family would love to discuss ad nauseam how awesome being a CrossFitter truly is! From the inspiring body transformations to the endless fodder for jokes that CrossFit brings, please indulge these aspects of our culture, just try to keep your audience in mind!
Got any more CrossFit only etiquette you’ve learned about the hard way? Please tell us your fun stories in the comments, sharing is caring.
*This Saturday is Verve’s first competition. Classes are cancelled all day. However, if you are not competing on a team there will still be plenty to do, including some fun spectator challenges. There are a ton of raffle prizes on the line as well. Come by, get some food, grab a drink, and cheer on your peeps!! It’s all for a good cause, #devitostrong.
*Stay tuned to tomorrow’s post for additional details. . . including the WODs.