What a good CrossFit coach won’t tell you

Posted: June 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

Your CrossFit Coach is not there to baby you, they are there in the literal sense, to change your life. That is not to say they are mean and will be yelling at you, but they sure as heck won’t be sugar coating the truth. It is their responsibility to point out your crappy form or try and push you harder when it looks like you are wimping out or even question why it looks like your body composition is not changing when according to Facebook you are the poster child for eating Paleo. It is their responsibility to make you the best you that you can be. For the athletes that get it, this is respected and appreciated, and for the athletes that don’t, their CrossFit career is short lived. CrossFit is for everyone, but everyone is not for CrossFit. It still shocks me every time I see someone new come into the box that clearly needs some lifestyle changes, stays long enough to hear all of the huge transformation stories, and maybe even long enough to see some people change before their own eyes, and then ends up quitting. These are also usually the people that don’t seem to ever really challenge themselves and don’t appreciate it when their coach points that out. To those people I say, “Harden the F$%# Up” Your coach is not trying to tear you down, they are trying to build you up. Being able to control your body and improve your health is extremely empowering and they just want you to experience that first hand. They still remember what it was like when they first felt it themselves and they want to share that feeling with you. So in short, your coach will never tell you, don’t worry about working hard today if you are tired, all of your lifts are perfect and you are done improving, eating paleo can be a tough transition so don’t bother, but they will tell you what you need to hear, when you need to hear it. Thank your coach the next time you see them, they deserve some feedback too.

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