Forge Philosophy 1-9-08

“Life’s a forge boy, and the purest metal comes from the hottest fire. When you’ve been under the hammer a few times, you’ll find you’ve been beaten down to the real. No lies…No excuses.” (David Drake)

This quote offers many relevant meanings to a crossfitter. For me, it represents what I value most in what we do: accountability to one’s self. At Indy Crossfit, one can’t hide, and everyone can hear you scream. My successes and failures are plain to see (and so are yours). Every WOD offers an opportunity to improve weakness and celebrate strength.

This “no lies, no excuses” factor is the differentiator separating globo-gyms and crossfit. For those who have worked out at a big box gym, I’m sure you can relate to what I mean. You’re anonymous and no one cares if you show up, let alone improve. For those who still insist on doing bicep curls and leg extensions at the spa, you might want to come in and expose yourself to functional preparedness and all that it implies.

Come to the forge and get hammered.

Today’s workout consisted of 3 rounds of 20 box jumps, 20 knees to elbows, and 20 overhead lunges (45 or 25lbs).


2 Responses to “Forge Philosophy 1-9-08”

  1. the blacksmith says:


  2. Morgan says:

    16:53, ouch. Legs are SORE!!

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