First! The gym is closed tomorrow in preparation for the Halloween Bash tomorrow night! WOD starts at 6pm. See you there!
I believe I posted this a while ago when LP from Shoreline first wrote this. But I’d like to post it again. Read carefully. If you think I’m posting this because of YOU, I am.
From time to time, my students hand me assignments that I know for a fact are not their personal best. In fact, they’re pure crap…That’s right, they’ll hand me the work, smile and lie to my face and tell me that it’s the best that they can possibly do.
Do you know what I do? I hang it on the bulletin board. I showcase it for everyone to see. It tell them that it’s “great” and “How in God’s name did you produce something of such high caliber?” Nine times out of ten, the student approaches me and asks me to take it down. I alway ask why. And I always get the truth.
Sometimes, we screw up some of our reps at the gym. Sometimes…not all of the time. When it begins to happen all of the time, you are making a mockery of the movements.
When you don’t open your hips on a box jump, you are making a mockery of the movement. When you don’t lockout your arms in a dip, handstand push-up, overhead press, or muscle-up, you are making a mockery of the movement. When you do not begin a pull-up from a complete hang, you are making a mockery of the movement. When you don’t squat below parallel and you have the ability to do so, you are making a mockery of the movement.
Don’t say that you can’t do it when I know that you can….
What if I were to videotape your workout for all to see? Would you move differently? Why not move all the time as if you were being videotaped?
Sure, errors would present themselves; with intensity will come a small depreciation of the movement. But, I guarantee that would occur less frequently.
The movement standard is the movement standard because it produces specific results. Don’t make a mockery of the movement.
So, CFSers. If I have repeatedly yelled at you to go deeper in your squat or lock out your arms or open your hips at the top of a squat and you never do. YOU are making a mockery out of the movement. Not only are you not doing the movement correctly or even respecting my knowledge and teachings of what you are doing, you are doing damage to your body. If you cannot go to full depth in a squat with the weight you have put on the bar, you need to take the weight off and go to full depth. You are not RXing the WOD unless you go to full depth in your OHS, thrusters, front squats, back squats, or WB.
So. With that being said. I am going to start video taping people during their WODs. You may have correct form or you may not. But just knowing you have a camera on you will make you think otherwise. I may even post these videos on the Facebook page or the website and ask everyone to tell me what is wrong with the form.
Also, when you do not do your movement correctly I will NO REP you very loudly for everyone to hear and you will repeat each NO REP.
Please don’t think I am picking on you. I am your coach and only want you to have perfect form. To do anything else would be to cheat you out of your time and money. So please enjoy my ranting and raving when it is your turn to be picked on
4 rds for time
rest 2 min