Mar 4, 2011

The 8 Rules of IronMajor CrossFit

Most of you are familiar with or know ‘The Rules of Fight Club’. For those who are not familiar, it’s worth your time to research it, read the book, or watch the film.




Iron Major CrossFit believes that functional fitness should be the basis of our physical capacity, as we train in peace to face the harsh, demanding realities of combat. In short, we are in the business of helping prepare tomorrow’s military leaders to handle the physical realities of the unknown and unknowable.

 

Are these ‘The 8 Rules of IronMajor CrossFit?’

The first rule of Iron Major CrossFit is: you talk about Iron Major CrossFit.

The second rule of Iron Major CrossFit is: you TALK about Iron Major CrossFit. You talk about it with other Iron Major CrossFitters; you talk about it with other CrossFitters outside of Iron Major CrossFit; you talk about it with your friends and your family; you talk about it with other CrossFitters in front of non-CrossFitters; you talk about it with CrossFit critics. You post on the Iron Major CrossFit Website comment/message board because it builds community to see someone pushing themselves beyond their perceived ability and get a low score or slow time as it does to see our firebreathers' scores.

The third rule of Iron Major CrossFit is: if someone yells "Time!", his or her WOD is over, and you congratulate them...regardless of score.

The fourth rule of Iron Major CrossFit is: as many people as possible on a WOD at once.

The fifth rule of Iron Major CrossFit is: One WOD at a time, ladies and gents.

The sixth rule of Iron Major CrossFit is: The WODs are tough. No ego, no whining, no sandbagging.

The seventh rule of Iron Major CrossFit is: WODs will go on as long as they have to. Scale if you have to. There is no DNF.


And the eighth and final rule: if this is your first time at Iron Major CrossFit...you HAVE to WOD.

Iron Major CrossFit believes that functional fitness should be the basis of our physical capacity, as we train in peace to face the harsh, demanding realities of combat. In short, we are in the business of helping prepare tomorrow’s military leaders to handle the physical realities of the unknown and unknowable. We have a strong functional fitness community at Fort Leavenworth. You are a vital part of that community. You also serve as an ambassador for functional fitness. You are the functional fitness link to your spouse, children, parents, neighbors, strangers, and peers. You are on a pedestal. You are in the spotlight.


Ask yourself:

- How do people see me?

- Am I a good ambassador for functional fitness?

- Am I elitist?

- Am I freakish?

- Am I extreme?

- Am I inviting?

- Am I approachable?

Ask yourself…WHAT CAN I DO TO GROW MY FUNCTIONAL FITNESS COMMUNITY?












14 comments:

Carli said...

Amen.

Jamie Z said...

Did I miss something?

Kay said...

I love the rules! After about 2 months of CrossFit (around November while still in Iraq), I decided to quit crossfitting and went for a 3-mile run instead. As I ran by the gym, I realized I couldn't resist CrossFit, went into the gym, and did that day's WOD. Now I'm addicted and can't quit. Thanks IMCF for the great community! Has anyone seen the proposed changes to the Army PT test? No problem for crossfitters!

james said...

Jamie - I won't speak for Rob - he is off net this weekend with an exercise - but he certainly intended to the post to be discursive not prescriptive. Divergent opinions are very welcome if thats where you were heading.

As an aside I may be over complying with rule one and two and Dave H you are way wayyy over complying.

James

james said...

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/paleo-diet-meet-caveman-dieters/story?id=13030483

d25c0304-34b3-11e0-9476-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Ha! Love the "Rule of IMCF." I actually have a Facebook group for my friends who CrossFit, and I recently posted some "rules of CrossFit" myself. I've always thought of CrossFit as my Fight Club, so the connection is only natural in my mind.

Looking forward to getting back to the IMCF community over spring break in a couple weeks. Are you all still holding afternoon classes?

Jamie Z said...

Got it...I just did not know if something had happened that was causing a wind change in the course we have been following.

james said...

Hey Ryan - just watch the blog most folks will post when they are going to the gym. Alot of people will be taking leave or heading out of town.

James

Phil B said...

This is great! Miss ya'll. About to put some of the guys out here through a foundations/on-ramp. I'm so pumped to even be associated with the incredible work being done back at Leavenworth through Iron Major. I know Dave Maxwell and COL Monroe (Mark to most) have to sit back and smile at what the growth of their creation. Like many things, you really don't know how good you have it until you leave. Can't wait to see ya'll represent at the games! 2011

d25c0304-34b3-11e0-9476-000bcdcb8a73 said...

@James: I'll keep an eye on the comments. If no one is there to head up an afternoon class, I may be able to do that.

Rage Peterson said...

The essense of Fight Club and IMCF are the same: TO WIN THE WAR WITHIN YOURSELF - BE YOUR BEST; you are always at your best when challenged to the upmost... Amen to all Phil said about not knowing how good you got it...

james said...

Rage - nice summary - thats what keeps me coming back - having to man up to myself every morning.

Phil B - thanks for stopping by. I owe you apology for my disparaging remarks regarding chocolate milk. Some Iwig (local farm) chocolate milk passed my lips today .....there is no going back ...it was totally indecent

rett.burroughs said...

Ayyyyyyiiiiiiiieeeeeee!!!!!!!!

Air Force Steve said...

I'll second the comment @ Dave H. I get an extra few hours each day in staff group!