Each CrossFit box has its "characters", its legends, mounted athletes and crossfitters of excellence. They are those people who sometimes make you think "Is it me or is it they who are crazy? ". And the funniest thing is that it happens practically in ALL BOX.
Coaches know this well, you can classify students by category. And we are convinced that you will be able to find yours in the list below.
In fact we see together the 9 types of crossfitters who constantly train in the pits:
1- The absent-minded
It is that student who never really knows what is going on, who doesn't understand the coach's explanation and looks around waiting for someone to know how to perform that movement (even after the coach has shown every detail of the movement for several minutes).
The absent-minded, moreover, punctually, in the middle of the WOD will ask someone:
"But how many reps do I have to do?"
2- The lover of chalk
There are the Double Unders? Better to spend some magnesite!
Burpees today? The magnesite will help, for sure.
And then you will see that white trail in the "super hot" air, just at the exact moment you decide to inhale.
You see when this type of crossfitter trains you from the signs on the floor (and in the material in general) at the end of the day. And the coaches go crazy!
3 - Mr. Methane Gas
This figure usually appears in the middle of WOD, mainly in the ENDURANCE workouts. Do you know when you decide to take that deep breath to get some air? And then you discover that what goes into your lungs is not oxygen, but a mixture of chicken, sweet potatoes and protein? Yeah ... here's our character.
4 - The consumerist
This is easier to find, let's even say it matches the majority of athletes in the pits.
The "consumerist" is the type who intimidates you when you look at him, as he is dressed in all possible (and sometimes unnecessary) equipment for a workout.
He's not necessarily the best athlete in class and barely knows most of the moves, but that's okay; It is thanks to these characters that our community today can have both sponsors and industries specialized in CrossFit!
5- The mosquito p
Another habitual element is the type that starts a movement after you and ends ALWAYS before, even if you haven't even taken a break.
He is always one of the first to finish WOD, even if he is barely sweating. And, obviously, he throws himself on the floor as if he were dying and as a good winner he will boast with friends in the shower.
6- The Goku of the situation
You are there, all concentrated trying to keep the focus on the movement so as not to lose the technique and not to hurt yourself, when suddenly you get frightened by a scream coming from behind. It almost seems Goku when it evokes the power of the Super Saiyan.
Otherwise there is always what to every rep issue a sound, like the battle cry of New Zealand rugby players:
And so you don't focus at all.
7- The social network
Instagram, Whatsapp, Facebook, Telegram and so on. Why crossfitters break on social media.
What, you wanna not have a picture sweaty or hanging from a bar? Come on ...
These people cannot let go of the phone at any time. Either they take selfies or ask to be filmed while doing the WOD. The technique doesn't matter as much as being put on the net ... because we know: it's cool!
8- The blasphemer
What to say ... there are those heavy workouts, maybe some Hero Wod o Chipper Wod that split you. Here in the middle you feel it: that blasphemous outburst that would have made my grandmother suffer a heart attack ...
He says he helps him deal with reps and close the training in the cap time.
He and the "Goku" are truly mystical elements.
9- "I'm too sexy for my shirt"
Well, what do we have today in WOD? Power clean and dumbbell snatch? Then it is better to show your skin than to protect it! But you know, i signs in the body some crossfitters are simple "Accidents of path ".
Il "3, 2, 1, GO ..." it's practically a request to take off your shirt. After all, we train for what, to be watched, don't we?
I just want to know why these characters still show up with their t-shirts on at the beginning of the wod ...
And you, do you recognize other types of crossfitters that hang out in your box? Tell us in the comments!