September 11th of this year is a very important day for all of us. Tons of tributes and all that. But for methisguy it’s time to start yelling fuckwords at my television again as we kick off another season of fine American football. Did I just downplay the importance of such a historic occasion? No, because the best way to stick it to the Jihadists is to enjoy what makes America great: fucking sports. There’s a reason why gays and terrorists don’t care about sports: they are too busy enjoying weinertaste.
So what does this have to do with you, the CrossFitter? Not much, if you don’t care to watch sports. But you should DO them in some capacity. Lemme direct you to the last sentence of Coach Glassman’s “World Class Fitness in 100 Words”: Regularly learn and play new sports. How closely do we follow this? I’ve observed that for some folks in our community, it has been blatently ignored.
Off-topic: By bringing up “World Class Fitness in 100 Words” one can argue that some of Glassman’s advice may be ignored with no consequence. By that, I am referring to pirouettes. Seriously, Coach? Fucking pirouettes? That word right there makes an otherwise pretty good summary kind of lame. I would do pirouettes, but your Dad’s boyfriend hasn’t taught me how to yet.
Regardless, we should be doing something awesome with all this work capacity. While some of you wait for the zombie invasion that is never fucking going to happen, there should be a reason for all this exercising. For me, it’s football. I’ve found not too many folks have the stones to play tackle football these days (which is ridiculous). So I created an outlet for people like me in the Virginia Beach area to do such a thing. All men are welcome and highly encouraged to come play TACKLEBALL.
But that’s my thing and I pass judgment on no one (everyone). Find what makes you happy and do it. I know some say, “CrossFit is my sport.” That’s cool; I compete in “the sport of exercise” too. Just wanted to remind all the gym rats there is more to life than whiteboard dick-measuring over some wall balls. If you’re not aware of the concept that CrossFitters (in general) are bad at sports, see if you can get your coach to set up a ‘friendly’ dodge ball game as a warm up or cash out one day at your box. It’ll probably end up looking like this:
In my opinion, CrossFit should be the thing that prepares us to destrominate people in other activities. Of course, CrossFit isn’t going to make you less terrible at shooting 3’s (Skills vs. Functional Movements) but at least you won’t get as tired when doing so. Whether its pick-up basketball, beer-league softball or even cock-pushup competitions in the YMCA locker room, branch out and do something. If it’s soccer, that’s cool too (only if you’re a 10 year-old girl).