CFSF Rules to Live By: DONT LollyGag!

Phil S...aka Houdini, never was known for lollygagging

-Have you ever set your ab mat away from you pullup spot?
-Has your box ever been more than a few feet away from your barbell?
-Have you ever moved slow to your next movement during a WOD (not bc you’re out of breath/or about to barf)?
-Do you ever find yourself last to set up before the WOD begins?
-Do you finish your warmup everytime? (or give it an honest effort)

If you have answered “YES” to any of the following, you are GUILTY as charged of lollygagging!

Yes…lollygagging, those people who just seem to move slow. Who are the last to have their bar or stations set up for the WOD. Who seem to take forever to change their shoes. Lollygaggers!

I am not saying that these folks don’t work hard, certainly they do, but your body will adapt to the demands you put upon it. Specific adaptation to imposed demands. If you move fast, then you will be faster.

It is that simple.

-Lift heavy and you will be stronger.
-Do agility drills and you will be more agile.

But I digress.

Sometimes I stand right next to a lollygagger during the majority of the WOD, exhorting them to not step away, to get back on the bar, to move quickly and not walk from station to station. To a man (or woman), they have all been stunned at how much faster they can move.

Move fast, be ready, charge it. Defeat your inner lollygagger.

Where can you shave seconds in a WOD, where do you lollygag?

Other CFSF Rules to Live By…
Journaling Your WOD is MANDATORY!
The CFSF 10 Commandments!
Throw away your scale!
-“The O.T. All Out Effort Principle” vs. “The Piker”
Sign Up for Classes to Avoid New Burpee Penalty
NO Band Loading

8 Responses to “CFSF Rules to Live By: DONT LollyGag!”

  1. Guilty as charged.
    For example..last night I needed a little “RS” time instead of a little “Warm Up” time.
    Was it time well spent….yes.
    Did it help my WOD….no.
    I need a kick in the head and a$$ sometimes to remember that CFSF is a gym/box..not a coffee house:)

  2. I know in some areas I’ve been known to lollygag, but 98% of the time I don’t.

    Take for example the WOD I did with the “mom” class this past Friday…
    I chose to do:
    OH SQUATS: Favorite movement
    Pullups: Needs improvement
    WallBalls: Absolutely hate(and I wish I would have picked something else)

    Anyways to get on with my point…this was one of the days I was NOT lollygaging.

    When I would finish my OH Squats I would drop the bar and RUN to my pullups!!! That definately helped me in the TIME department and I finished in a time that I was very satisfied with. NO LONGER will I LOLLYGAG!!! If you catch me doing it…yell at me and say
    “AHOFF GET MOVING!!!” and I will think back to what I have just expressed and moved faster, lift more and not screw around!!! THANK YOU EVERYBODY in advance!!!

  3. I thought I felt you “lurking” behind me today!!!! 🙂

  4. Thanks ever so much, “KG” glad you’ve got my back.

    Gimme some good tunes…I’ll stop lollygagging. MUWAHAHAHAHAHA
    Oh who am I kidding…

    Maybe Greg should just start coming to 530p? ….show people how it’s done!

  5. Laura "LD" Says:

    Seriously think this post is about me…. I am making a CHANGE crossfit peeps no more slacking off for me (for at least a week) I started tonight- Did the ENTIRE warmup, and didn’t stop for a drink of water during the workout!! LOL!!! I know some of you almost fell of your chair reading that last sentance!

    In all seriousness — I remember when I started crossfit I would do the warmup and practice moves that I needed to work on such as Double-unders, OH Squats…etc. Now that I have become friends with so many of you I feel as though I need my “gossip” time instead of warmup time. Hey Kimmy– Maybe we need to figure out how to warmup and chat at the same time!!

    • Ok….the only reason you did not stop for a drink was so you could BEAT ME! Admit it….that is the truth!
      Hummm… AND warm up. What an interesting thought!

  6. You guys are too funny…..this blog is such a HOOT!

  7. I miss Kylie….she used to warm me up….I mean, warm up with me. Kylie, WHERE ARE YOU? Come back!

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