Anything to add ladies? Would you like to see things like this up at CPC? Do tell.
Skill: POSE Drills
(Wall Heel Pull Drill and Ball of Foot Drill)
5x 400m Run
2 Min Rest Between
Score = Total Time Combined
Idk about you all, but I like my post workout sparkles. And don't necessarily agree that it should be assumed that women must scale wods (in addition to Sarah's point that not all cf women are man beasts)... Whoever wrote this must have missed the Olympics where female athletes mostly wore make up out of preference. I kinda wanna be like those ladies... End feminist rant. ;)
If you're asking me if I'm a sucker for motivational posters/quotes, the answer is yes. If you're asking me whether or not I am interested in motivational posters/quotes that may or may not specifically target women, the answer is yes. If you're asking me whether or not I would prefer said motivational posters/quotes targeting women to be seemingly influenced by the likes of Germaine Greer, the answer is yes. I've seen this poster before and I dig the enthusiasm. I like the parts where it alludes to the mental fortitude required to carry the Crossfit banner -- that shit is real, and I like being reminded of it. I like the parts where it emphasizes the value of being comfortable with hard work -- because that's a reality both in and out of the gym. But here's what bugs me about it(and this is mostly just for the conversation -- I'm actually indifferent to whether it goes up on the wall or not): I pretty much reject the entire notion that elite physical badassery and these other (traditionally) feminine traits are somehow mutually exclusive. This poster doesn't exactly say that, but it also sort of does. First of all, so what if I smile in the middle of a workout? -- I probably just told myself a really good joke! If you're not smiling on occasion, allow me to be the first to tell you that you're doing it wrong. And you know what else? I actually think 'glisten' is a better adjective to describe my post-workout state, because I'm chronically dehydrated and my body just doesn't have enough excess H20 for actual beads of sweat to form. Fuck you -- I love coffee. The thing is, there's sort of this funny fence that the CF community seems to always be on and off of, where it's figuring out how to integrate women into a traditionally male dominated subculture, while promoting "Strength is Beauty" but also regularly reinforcing the sort of objectification that makes people so fucking psychotic/image obsessed in the first place (a la the "Turning 7s into 10s" commercial). And then somebody takes one Women's Studies course, gets hit on by some weird creep at her gym, and is like, "Fuck you and your socially constructed terms for femininity" and VOILA! -- this anti-everything-that-could-possibly-be-even-remotely-girly attitude is born. Which just bugs. I'm in the camp that just says, Let's All Just Own Our Own Shit, Mmmmk?. Like, if you wanna wear makeup in the gym -- do it. If that's the best expression of yourself, more power to you. Also, go ahead and while you're at it, do some serious work. In fact, I'm interested in comparing your performance with makeup on to your performance without. Because science is cool. Got a sweet manicure? HAWT -- don't let that slow down your clean & jerks. But those are policies and expectations that I have for ALL the people in the gym -- make-upped, fresh-faced, manicured, mangled, showered, etc. Just do work. And it's funny because, I sort of have the idea that the women doing Crossfit who are also wearing makeup/having manicured nails/SMILING(for fuck's sake) while working out are also still managing to kick ass. But maybe that's just what life inside CPC looks like -- what do I know? Anyway, red wine makes me mouthy. The end.
"easy to laugh, good in a brawl and of decent breeding stock." is a Baker family motto. Well done sir.
Maybe something like this for the guys? I am a Crossfit Man I shall be passionate about my sports and stick with teams that I grew up with. I Shall not like the A’s and the Lakers for Example and some combo of San Jose Sharks and the Dodgers is right out. I will be ambidextrous when Tvo’ing the UCLA/USC women’s volleyball games. I am as proud of my food baby as I am of my backsquat. Increased physical magnatism is my mission. Ending up under the covers is my goal. I cut back on carbs but it is only to hit it out of the park on Two for One happy hour. I am a Crossfit Man Lover, Eater, Giver of Opinions A tad shabby, sometimes insensitive and forever pubescently focused on breasts but simple to understand, easy to laugh, good in a brawl and of decent breeding stock. You could be too!