About Suzanne Bourgeois

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Saturday Nov. 7, 2009

AMRAP in 12 mins of:

5 Pull Ups
10 Burpees
15 KB Swings (55, 35)
20 Double Unders

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Motivation found in a group atmosphere is a powerful thing.

Friday Nov. 6, 2009

5 rounds for time of

15 Box Jumps
15 Med Ball Cleans
15 GHD Sit Ups

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Game on!

This is our 1000th post since the start of CrossFitEdmonton.ca in October 2006! Thank you to all of our members for making this community what it is today. Here’s to a 1000 more workouts!!!

Wednesday Nov. 4, 2009

10 Rounds for time of

15 Deadlifts, 135 lbs
15 Push ups

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Is he doing double unders or is he trying to fly?

Tuesday Nov. 3, 2009

1000m row
50 Thrusters, 45lbs
30 Pull ups

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Yay Burpees!

Why you need a coach:

Let’s get honest. You lie to yourself. You cheat yourself. You make excuses. You half-ass it. You quit on yourself all the time.

Its just reality. The sooner you just step up to the plate and take responsibility for the choices you make and the results you have in your life. The sooner we can start some real progress.

That’s why you need a coach and it’s the same reason I need to coach. The first step to taking control of your life and to drive in the direction you want is get someone around you who will call you on your BS. Someone who will support you in the direction you want to go. But, it’s not just about accountability. Coaches are great sources of that but we have other avenues that can provide that in our lives as well. CrossFit also uses community to hold people accountable.

Coaches need to know how to get you from Point A to Point B. So in addition to a coach holding you accountable, they need knowledge and insight.

They also need passion and the ability to encourage and uplift their athletes when they fall. It’s a tough balance. They need to be hardliners who call out their athlete’s shenanigans but at the same time, encourage and support them to reach their objectives. You can’t be too harsh and cause division and alienation, but not too squishy that they let someone coast by on their own BS. They need to be able to encourage you to lift that bar when you think you can’t.

So, are you clear? You and I both need a coach. No brainer.
(taken from The CrossFit Gamer)