Teach a Friend to Squat
The shared model of fitness–I teach you, you teach a friend, and we can all play–is the inspirational part of CrossFit. It’s the difference between the ingredients and the pie. Fun and learning: that’s what all other programs are lacking, what you can’t get at home, what you can’t explain if you haven’t done it with us.
The beauty of CrossFit isn’t the bumper plates, or women doing pull-ups. It’s not even the “wod.” The beauty is, “Let me show you how to squat, friend.” The beauty is CARING. We care enough to learn more, to tell you when you can do better, to share. And everyone can share.
If you care about someone, teach them to squat.
The squat is the foundation of human movement. You squat before you walk. It can be an exercise, when done many times, or it can be a test when never done at all. It’s perhaps the single-most important measurement of your physical capacity: are you flexible and strong enough to sit on your butt and stand back up?
If your friend can’t squat, they need you to pull them up. If your husband can’t squat, you’ll soon be lifting him. Teaching a loved one to squat is giving them a “get-out-of-the-nursing-home FREE!” card. So let’s start there.
Today, teach a friend to squat. A good one: hips back, chest up, heels down. We’ll provide the treat: if you can coach them to ONE good squat, we’ll give them on-ramp at half the price. Click here How-To-Squat_CFLR for a step-by-step.
Get them squatting. Take their picture. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post it on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/crossfitlandrush/ with a tag and #fititforward. We’ll take it from there.
If they’re a friend of yours, they’re a friend of ours. We’re happy to help if you’ll get them started.