The Journey to Becoming a CrossFitter

The Journey to Becoming a CrossFitter

By Ryan Burns

It all starts one day when you’re doing your usual evening routine.

couch

You realize that something needs to change in your life.

change

You invest in one of those trendy home workout programs.

home gym

But, working out at home mostly doesn’t end well.

home-sleep

So, one day you see an ad for a CrossFit gym.

happy

You sign up and tell a friend.
He/She explains that if you do CrossFit your kidneys will explode.

boom

You ignore your friend.

whatever

You show up for your intro class.
The coaches tells you that they’re gonna show you how to clean and jerk.
After that, they say they’ll work on your snatch.

what

You complete your intro classes and get to start participating in the regular WODs.

wow

Then you actually do your first real WOD.

hero-wod

While it isn’t always easy, you keep showing up and working hard.

double-unders

Now that you’re working out more, you notice your appetite is increasing.

eating

You learn about macros.

macros

Your deadlift is getting pretty heavy and you’re feeling good.
Then you see someone snatch it.

what2

You get your first CrossFit injury.
(Probably from trying to snatch your deadlift.)

rage

You get better.
You get back in the gym.
You set new PRs.

excellant
And then, finally, your big day arrives…
Your crush a WOD you get your name on the whiteboard.

celebrate

Ryan started his journey to being a CrossFitter at CrossFit Full Circle 2 years ago. When not writing here, he blogs at Ruck.Beer.

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