“Primal fitness” is about accomplishing tasks in life. If you can’t move your body in a functional way, you aren’t going to be very good at life—or CrossFit.
“All great things in every province, in every domain, come to those willing to suffer and endure and sacrifice and commit,” he said. “It’s blood, sweat, tears and other bodily fluids that make things happen.”
Tony Budding said CrossFit can be an “asshole barrier,” where the program creates a community that weeds out weak people who aren’t willing to work for success. Coach Glassman agreed. “So much of repugnant behavior is about trying to get something for nothing, and the CrossFitters inherently don’t believe that it’s possible.”
Coach Glassman addressed the results of the 2009 CrossFit Games. He’s convinced that CrossFit athletes will learn the lessons of this year’s Games before the number-crunchers. “Winners are remarkably adept at figuring out what’s required to win,” he explained.
Tony Budding joins Coach Glassman for Part 3 of this interview filmed on Aug. 8, 2009, in Tustin, Calif. Additional reading: The Quest to Measure Fitness by Tony Budding, published July 1, 2008.