WOD 08-25-2014

Special thanks to all the judges at the competition on Friday. You guys did a great job and made the competition possible.

WOD:
4 Rounds
Run 400M
20 Burpees
20 Wall Ball 20/14#

I got an email from a concerned gym member over the weekend. They call themselves Mich Fronning. I have posted the contents below. After reading it, I have asked Mich to keep the ideas and info coming. Look for more articles by Mich in the future.

An Open Letter to Crossfit Rebellion:

I’ve been a member for a while now and I’ve started to pick up on a few things that I feel should be brought to light.

Your “random” workouts don’t really seem so random when the same handful of people win every day. In fact, they’re tough and the movements seem geared more toward the fittest members of the gym than anyone else, and it’s not fair. Unfit peope win the lottery all the time…now that’s random. What’s the point of crossfitting if I can’t brag about how much better I am than everyone else? I pay my membership fee just like everyone else. Let me have a gold kettlebell next to my name on Box Command once in a while.

And I’m tired of people giving suggestions of how to be better. You all sound like broken records: “Perhaps you should take your shirt off. Robertson does it and he wins like every day.” Sure, on the surface it makes sense because of aerodynamics and such, but I’ve tried it and still didn’t beat Robertson. In fact, I found the cat calls from all the female members to be distracting. So, Robertson, if you want to allow yourself to be objectified like a piece of meat, go right ahead, but stop winning every workout.

I don’t want to name names, but Rebecca P., Johnathan C., Craig L., and Matt S. should probably pay attention to this next point: Weight vests? Really? It seems pretty hipster to work out in a vest. What’s the matter, did you forget your fedora and skinny jeans? Why don’t you tell me all about some awful, obscure band that no one has heard of while you’re at it? And stop beating me.

And what’s the deal with pregnant girls working out? If you’re pregnant, you shouldn’t crossfit. I don’t care that your doctor says it’s ok. Your doctor doesn’t know what it feels like to be beat by a girl who is carrying around an extra person. It may be healthy for you, but it’s emotionally unhealthy for all of us as we see you zoom by during a run and throw more weight around than should be humanly possible. If it’s true that mothers can have superhuman strength and lift cars when a child is in danger, then you have an unfair advantage. Is it not enough that mothers have eyes in the back of their heads? Chill out with the super powers.

I feel like these problems can be remedied, but it’s going to take some effort on your part. I’ll be right there with you along the way as you work through your issues. I believe in you.

Sincerely,
Mich Fronning

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Comments

  1. I concur with Mich on all points.

  2. ^^ Solid points. Also, you guys did an awesome job with the competition. I thought the workout programming was challenging but fun, with very little down-time. The pool party was a great too. Thanks for all the effort y’all put into hosting both events…and you’re welcome for going to the bathroom inside.

    • Thanks Finley! Glad you enjoyed the festivities. And I also appreciate you not peeing in my pool.

  3. Grayson Khalipa says:

    Excellent points by Mich. I think we should do less body weight stuff too. You know, to be fair to the big guys.

  4. Grayson Khalipa….I like it