Patrick McCarty

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This is not your average CrossFit holiday wish list, folks. Box owners, this is your client’s wish list.
I earned my CrossFit L1 in 2010 and for some reason thought I was qualified to coach lifts. I was horrible.
Does doing a really hard workout “honor” someone killed in battle? No. So what are we left with?
The benefit of an EMOM is not to mix and match tasks, but to train energy systems and skills, and train you to work.
While it comes down to individual needs and goals, there are good reasons to switch gyms, and bad reasons.
Just because we may have pumped a little life into weightlifting, doesn’t mean we get to trample on its traditions.
At the start, it seems like the trajectory can only ever be up. Then we hit a wall. It’s called burnout.
Along came the CrossFit Games. As the sport grew, so did a noticeable caste system within many boxes.
Any comparisons of The Box’s cover photo and real photos of Camille seem to reveal a body much different.
Oh the heartache when a single-rep makes the difference in winning and losing. In truth, the story is much larger.
Who we teach our children and young athletes to admire is who they will admire and who they will become.
Sometimes we get caught in a trap of coaching the coachable. Nurturing the rock stars, while we allow the less coachable to fade.