24 Apr The G-Force Source: Being busy does not always mean real work
“Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.”
– Thomas A. Edison
Thomas Edison says very little that’s not calculated and correct. If you don’t know who he is and what one of his greatest accomplishments was, that’s fifty burpee self-uppercuts for you.
We can very easily apply his quote above to our training in the gym. Let’s break it down:
“Being busy does not always mean real work.” We’ve addressed this in a previous Source. Coming into the gym, appearing busy with the illusion of doing real work and real training is not real at all.
“The object of all work is production or accomplishment.” Unless you’re seeing visible results in your training, be it new personal bests, a better physique and mental stamina, you’re failing yourself by just turning up.
“…there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration.” Our system and planning at G-Force CrossFit is our programming. Our intelligence is the knowledge of your coaches that we urge you to utilise to better your training. Your honest purpose is asking yourself, “why am I training?” And lastly, your perspiration, your sweat, your tears and your blood becomes evidence of hard work.
“Seeming to do is not doing.” This speaks for itself.
As we place emphasis on training hard, having a purpose in your training, and reaching an accomplishment, we’d like to use these two accomplished ladies [Kay and Lorrae, pictured above] as a great example of the message we’re trying to convey. Around their necks are countless bronze, silver and gold medals in dragonboat racing. They are two very accomplished women in their sport, and we’re extremely proud to have them in our gym. Young ones, take a lesson from their book and perhaps ask them a question or two about their sport, their attitude, and their medals.
Other accomplishments in the gym during the week were Lachlan’s 20kg PB on his deadlift with 150kg, and little Jacob with a 10.5kg PB with an 82.5kg snatch. Both lifts by both humanly weapons are big jumps in personal bests, and we extend our congratulations to both of them for their hard work in the gym.
Remember that Monday the 25th is ANZAC Day. G-Force will be open at 8am for a hero workout, and it will be different to the hero workouts we’ve tackled in previous years.
Saturday the 30th is “bring a friend day” at G-Force. Bring someone new (or old) to CrossFit to the gym and expose them to the burning pain from hell that you face day-to-day. Remind them that it’ll all be worth it as we’re hosting a post-WOD barbecue. Arrive with your friend at 7.30am for an 8am start on the workout, followed by our barbecue at 9am.
See you all in the gym.