The CrossFit Treehouse

tuesntfunLanguage. It’s a funny thing, emerging from within a culture, so the natives can communicate to each other.

CrossFit has a language unto itself, besides a whole slew of acronyms. We talk about the WOD and the cleans and pulling under the bar and achieving triple extension. There are snatches and Turkish Get-ups and sweat angels and working out in a box. Some of the phrases are from the Olympic lifting world or the powerlifting culture or the kettlebell clan, but some are just natural creations from CrossFit itself.

In a way, these words we use are like the secret dialect that you spoke with your buddies in the tree house when you were 10, when you thought you were so super-cool and that, maybe, with enough plastic garbage bags and duct tape, you could create a cape that would allow you to fly off the roof of your house and land without breaking both legs.

Maybe we’re still trying to jump off that roof. Maybe that’s why we’ve got school teachers snatching and engineers split jerking and florists making sweat angels. I sure hope so. Trade in those garbage bags for an Olympic bar and meet me at CrossFit Watertown. The old tree house looks a little different but it’s still a place where you’re safe to dream and folks will give you a hand up if you need one. The rules are still the same as they were in the treehouse when you were 10: No spitting on the floor, holler loud if you see my mom coming, and if you know any cool new swear words, you have to share them. Ally Ally Oxen Free.

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Shelby
Shelby

As my husband will say, "So, you are off to the Honeycomb Hideout..." Lisbeth, I love your posts all the way down in South Georgia. You seem to know exactly what I need to hear! Keep it up!

Nikki
Nikki

Love the post, and the pic of my mom! Hahaha, she'd die if she knew that was up there!! :)

becky
becky

Great Post Lis! Inspiring words and a beautiful pic!

David K
David K

Lis, great post. I didn't use garbage bags; I had a towel of invincibility! I agree with Sue whole heartedly--you and the whole CFW community have built one helluva treehouse. I was just thinking how cool it would be to have a tree house with bumper plates and lifting platforms.

Sue
Sue

Lis that was an excellent post! CFW is a total escape from the bullshit of daily life. I look forward to leaving my troubles behind and hanging out in the treehouse where I get to "play" and have fun every day. What a great place to hang. What great friends to hang with.

Jill
Jill

As I am finishing up the stuff for tomorrow night, I wanted to let you guys know that we are raffling or auctioning off tickets to some of Connecticut's best culutural and recreational attractions such as The Hartford Stage, KidCity Children's Museum, Yale Peabody Museum of Art, Lake Compounce, Six Flags and several others. The auction will include such favorites the Chocolate Lover's basket, the Fiesta basket, the Harvest basket, the Chrismtas Party basket and of course some exquisite jewelry ensembles!!

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

Yes, there is! Thanks for asking! We need to play it.

Jill
Jill

Is there a crossfit version of kick the can?

admin
admin

Thanks, Shelby! Glad I could be of service!