Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Get Your "Goat" On
Our good friend and super coach Brian McKenzie from Crossfit New Port Beach called us last week with a new idea he'd hatched. He called it the "goat". Ironically we had also been kicking around the "goat" concept at about the same time. Thus was born the "do what you suck at workout". Goating is choosing two or three exercises you fear or hate or both, and running full steam at them. For naming elegance sake, just insert your name in front of the word goat to describe the combination of exercises that you both hate and suck at. ( In the photo above, JD hates handstand pushups, Michael hates heavy Kettlebell swings)
Did you do the "(insert your name here)-goat"? "Yeah, it was hard but my, "(insert name here)-goat" was harder."
On Saturday, our level 2 monsters got first crack at the newly minted goat concept.
Most of our athletes included some kind of overhead squat. Hmmmm. Curious.
The bottom goat line is this. We should go headfirst after the things we know we suck at, and never want to see come up in the workout. Fortunately for you, in Crossfit we do.
Imagine taking the Goat concept to the rest of your life this week. Can you do one thing you hate doing? Can you do one thing you are afraid of?
Post your personal workout Goat to comments. And if you are able to Goat your real life in someway, brag about that too.
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