Training Away from CrossFit Blacksburg
From Coach Ben -
I have had the pleasure to train at CrossFit Manassas for the past two weeks. This is my "Box away from my Box". While it is no CFBB, it is awesome in other ways.
1) I am NOT a coach at CrossFit Manassas. When I am there, I get coached. Not that I don't love everyone at CFBB, but sometimes I and all our coaches need a break. It's refreshing to see what other people are doing and learn from new faces. I'm in no way saying I don't like coaching, I am saying I LOVE being Coached. I am always looking to learn something new from everyone I meet. Everyone should try this.
2) I get to train in group classes!! Due to my hectic work schedule, I don't always get to WOD with classes at CFBB. Going through WOD's with your friends is one of the best things about CrossFit. It's nice to be reminded of this. Remember, CrossFit isn't just about you. It's the community or "communal suffering" that helps motivate people to their goals.
3) I love seeing people who are dedicated to their profession. Coach Doug embodies this. The kicker? His gym is not only CrossFit. Doug has a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. What's my point? Can you imagine teaching someone how to perform a Snatch or Clean, then thirty minutes later you are teaching leg locks and arm bars? You really have to know what you're doing. That is what Doug and his staff do, and they're really good at it. As you go through life think about this simple thought - "How am I getting better than I was yesterday?"
Here is an article Doug wrote. It includes ALOT of information. Read it!! It's awesome!