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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

TUESDAY'S TIP OF THE WEEK: Stay out of the way, and focus on your workout

CrossFit gyms can be a dangerous place to walk through.  You may have 20 barbells or Kettlebells moving in rapid succession at one time.  The last thing anybody wants is the end of a barbell making contact to someone's head.

When you are performing a movement in a CrossFit class, whether it be a Snatch, Clean, burpee or pullup; it is your responsibility to focus on your movement.  Do not worry about the people moving around you.  If your bar clocks them in the head; it is their fault!

People moving throughout the gym:  If you are moving from one movement to another during a WOD, or just going to get a lacrosse ball to get loose for the next class; it is your responsibility to stay out of the way.

I have never seen someone get hit by someone working out.  Our members are pretty good at staying out of people's way.  But I have seen a person performing a movement alter their movement to prevent from hitting someone walking by.  Don't get me wrong, it is very nice to not hit someone with your barbell, but contorting your body while performing a movement can result in injury.

If you are in the middle of a workout, let the pedestrians worry about their own safety.  You concentrate on your movements.

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