Most of us have been CrossFitting since we were babies, doing all sorts of stuff from deadlifts, squats, sprints, climbing, and variations of pushups, planks, pull-ups, and sit-ups.
Then life happens. We learn how to sit. And work behind a computer. And our "CrossFit career" takes an eventual crap.
We lose the ability to move functionally. We learn how to play video games, (or at least I did!), and use toys that slowly replace our adventurous and active lifestyles. The "seat" starts to play it's influence more and more. We stop CrossFitting until finally this cool guy Ronny and his wife Melody decide to open Paradigm CF in South San Jose.
Then BAM! Now we are getting back in touch with our roots. We are learning how to properly deadlift, squat, climb, pull, push, carry, throw, and weight lift. We are getting better at life, and we are growing YOUNGER, fitter, and finally having a lot of fun while doing it (as opposed to running like a hamster on the treadmill!). Friends and family might think we are crazy, but the way we are feeling as our functional capacity increases, speaks for itself.
Two points I wanna make here:
1. It's not too late for your kids. They NEVER have to lose the ability to CrossFit. CF Kids wasn't around for us, but it is for your kids-and they'll probably love it.
2. When your friends don't think that they can CrossFit, let them know that they were made to move functionally, and it's time to get back to it!
Everything that we do in CrossFit is some variation or expansion of what we were designed to be able to do. Although life provides a myriad of distractions, that does not change the fact that we were still made to move. Taking care of yourself is a prerequisite to taking care of others - and don't underestimate how much those "distractions", (relationships, responsibilities and even careers) will dramatically improve when you become healthier...and thereby happier and more confident! CF involves exercise that takes us back to our roots. We relearn how to not suck at life. Some of us might have a longer way to go, but we're all heading in the right direction.
Sometimes kids and babies can be our best CrossFit coaches. The next time you see a kid playing around and exploring the world, observe his functional movement and think about how to apply it in your next WOD. Combining natural biomechanics from our youth with perfect nutritional intake from our ancestors, is what we strive to do daily with CF. Except...don't BE a baby, just try to move more like them!
Thu, July 12, 2012
We were BORN to CrossFit
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Beach Body Competition!
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2013 NorCal Regionals
In the biggest NorCal CF competition of the year, 48 women, 48 men, and 30 teams battle it out for the coveted 3 Games spots granted each division. Don’t miss this spectacular event going on in Santa Rosa, Friday May 24th-Sunday May 26th. Check out details HERE. Paradigm Schedule: Friday all classes except Ninja, all Saturday classes, NO Sunday Open Gym.
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