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“We Will Always Take Care of You”


“We Will Always Take Care of You”

5 rounds:
Run 800m
30 reps 2pood KB swing
30 pull-ups

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We Will Always Take Care of You

Every day at CrossFit Roots athletes get nervous, fearful, anxious, and butterflies in their stomachs about the workout. Perhaps the movements are new to them, or the length of the workout seems impossible, or the workout contains a movement that is their nemesis, or maybe they really want to do perform well at the tasks ahead of them.

It came to my attention not too long ago that while everyone at the shop has those fears, none of you think anyone else has them.

NOT TRUE! You all have your own pre-workout demons, so to speak. All of the folks in the classes with you have the same range of emotions before a workout. So rest assured that you’re in a room with good company.

The hardest thing for the coaches to hear is when an athlete tells us they didn’t come to class because the workout looked hard, scary, or something they just couldn’t imagine doing.

I want to take a moment to remind everyone of a few things…

First, we will ALWAYS take care of you. Your job is to show up to class and give us your 100% effort. Our job is to dial in your workout to something that is challenging, yet not defeating. On the flip side, our goal is also not to let your workouts develop a mediocre you – we’re working to bring out the badass in everyone.

Second, we hear all the time from folks after completing a workout that they “surprised” themselves in their abilities. Remember this the next time you see a workout on the site and think you can’t do it.

Have you ever looked at a workout on the website and thought, “there’s no way I will be able to do that” only to surprise yourself at what you accomplished? Post to comments.

6 Responses

  1. Christine

    What keeps me coming back is the since of accomplishment I feel after I complete a workout I think I never can! 

  2. Amy Santamaria

    I am glad there was a scaling option today!  I have the opposite problem – I think I can do more than I can.  Is it better to be overconfident or scared?  Hmm, food for thought.

  3. Anonymous

    For sure.  First time was when we did Fran the first week after I finished Foundations. I didn’t think I could ever do that many pullups, bands or no bands.  

    Second time, the second of the long, back-to-back chippers two months ago.  And the psych-out lasted; I went in thinking that I was going to get killed and, sure enough, got killed in that workout.  Should have asked how to scale the muscle-ups and didn’t.

    Finally, Nutts: I was struggling with double-unders and was thinking about doing singles until Sampo helped me sort it out.  Survived (even kind of liked it).  

  4. Molly Mac

    You are awesome! That sentiment and you are a big part of the reason why it has been easy for me to adapt to this type of workout….. the feminine influence really makes this accessible to women, or it has for me.
    Thank you for creating this gym! We love it!

  5. Ditto what Jessica &  Molly Mac shared! So happy to have found CF Roots & forever grateful to the woman from Goodbody treats (name escapes my ‘seasoned’ grey matter right this minute) at Boulder Farmer’s Market who pointed me in Roots direction!!