I know some of you listened to my take on this topic via my social media. I have shared this blog in the past. Here are some additional thoughts on the matter.
Over the past few months I have heard various “labels” about Precision CrossFit. The whole “competition team” thing has come up, and my favorite, that we are a “competition gym.” This always tends to happen when we begin to see in an influx in membership. Especially when some of those members come from other gyms. It is always around this CrossFit Games time of the year. Usually, I laugh at all these labels because I know the truth about our little family. When people cannot explain something, they choose to label it. When they get jealous, they choose to hate it. When they can’t compete, they choose to talk negatively about it. However, I just want to address it once again. I think it is great that those new to us learn about who we are and what why strive to be it.
Calling us a “competitor’s gym” is just, plain ol’, downright…true.
Let me explain.
Last I checked, CrossFit centers around having a workout clock and a leader board. It is based off the philosophy of “For Time” and “As Many Reps as Possible.” It’s you against the clock. You against your fatigue. You against you. When the workout is over, you also place your scores on a board to be compared to others. This sounds like a competition to me, does it not?
All we do at Precision is do CrossFit.
So, yes, we are a gym for competitors only. Because if you don’t want to give your best, if you don’t want to do the work, if you want to cheat yourself, then Precision isn’t for you. We believe that anyone can be a competitor. That’s just crossfit; that’s why when you walk into a box, you’re immediately designated a crossfit athlete. To us, a competitor is not a skill level, but an attitude. Competitor doesn’t mean Games-bound to us. Competitor means bound by personal honor to push yourself toward whatever goal you have. Whether that be showing up or PR-ing or going to the Games. And if it’s good enough to be your goal, then it’s worth doing well, doing intelligently, doing precisely.
If that’s a “competitor’s gym,” then that’s Precision Crossfit.
50 Jump Rope Singles
10 Bumper Jacks 2″
10 Bumper Jacks 4″
10 Wall Slides
10 Wall Facing OHS
10 Pass Throughs
10 Good Mornings
10 Snatch Extensions
10 Snatch Pulls
3 Rounds (At a walking pace)
ADV: 5 Wall Facing HSPU w/ a 3 Sec. Negative
INT: 3 Wall Facing HSPU
BEG: 2 Wall Walks
100 Ft. KB O.H. Walk (70/53) (53/44) (44/35) (35/26)
*Switch at 50 Ft.
(1st Pull to High Hang Position, hold for 2 sec. then Full Snatch)
3 @ 65%
3 @ 75%
3 @ 80%
2 x 2 @ 85%
*Work on 1st pull positioning and extension through the 2nd pull.
“THE RIGHT STUFF”
Squat Snatch (135/95) (115/75) (95/65) (75/55)
Box Jump Over (24) (20) (12)
*Sub. Box Piked HSPU accordingly.
10 Y’s, T’s, & W’s
10 Reverse Fly’s
1o Face Pulls