Monday, May 05, 2008

It's All About Accountability




If you're a regular down here at SFCF and haven't claimed a space on the board yet, make sure to do so. Keeping a public record of your efforts not only gives you a quick reference for your next Fran attempt (should I use 65# or 75#? Well I used 65 last time, let's shoot for 75# this time) but it keeps you accountable.

It's easy to hide in your 'safe place' when you don't have 20 others ogling your latest deadlift. It's easy to loaf the next time Grace comes up when you're pretty sure you're under 10 minutes. It's uncomfortable knowing that there are others faster, fitter, stronger but it's that discomfort that drives personal improvement.

So, get on the board. Own your scores and be proud of them! We all start in different places on our path to greater fitness. It's not the ones with the highest scores that are to be commended, but those that put the work in to continually achieve and improve. In other words, it's not where you finish (there is no finish), but where you started, where you've gotten to and where you're going.

See you at 6,
-Boz

7 comments:

Josh Cunningham said...

Boz you are an evil man. I checked out the website and there is no squat piece to the clean for Elizabeth. That was harsh adding that piece...that is why we keep coming back.

Anonymous said...

It'a all about transparency. Know your blind spots. Last week the Italian govt. posted the taxable incomes of every single Italian citizen on their IRS equivalent website. Citiziens were horrified, but the officials response was...yep "it's all about transparency" Perhaps this is taking it too far?

Nick said...

Josh, its squat cleans. Just checked the website. In that crossfit kids video demo, they are doing power cleans, but everywhere else on the site prescribes squat cleans. It hurts so good...

Adrian said...

Re: Elizabeth. You can do it both ways. They are both good workouts, just different. The only time it matters is when you are comparing times.

Remember: the effect is what we are after...not the particulars of a workout or doing it as it is 'supposed' to be done. If the effect is there, it is a good workout. Variety is key.

-Boz

FilthyBrit said...

Thanks, Adrian. I can attest that Josh gets it, or at least he did on his birthday. Margaritas, beer, bourbon. Lots of variety, and lots of effect.

Joe said...

This is fff topic for today's entry, but I just wanted to say thanks for the workout on Saturday.

- Joe (visiting from Pittsburgh)

Aaron said...

I still maintain that I didn't look French. Cunningham gets a half point for keeping up the variety.