It's becoming apparent that many of our CrossFitters enjoy WOD-shopping. What's WOD-shopping? It's looking at the workouts and deciding to come only to the ones that you like or know you'll perform well in while avoiding the hard stuff or stuff you don't like to do.
Take yesterday, for instance. CrossFit Total was scheduled and ONLY 3 people showed up. Saturday mornings usually rock with close to 20 members showing up on a regular basis. So, where was everyone? You guessed it. WOD-shopping and blowing it off. Why? Because CFT is hard? Because it's "just lifting"? Do you already have a 1000 CFT and don't need the strength? Well, you need to do the hard and the lifting in order to improve. It's that simple.
I hope that all of you recognize that weightlifting is one of the three pillars of CrossFit training. This we've discussed and preached on so many occasions that I've lost count. Doing the quick, short, fast metcons are fun and more exciting (probably) than CFT, but the lifting will make you stronger so that you'll do even better on those other WODs you like to do. CFT is just a benchmark. Without it, you won't know where you are and can't set goals going forward. Let's face it, without weightlifting, we're no different than P90X or some other bootcamp program.
If you want to continue to see WODs posted on the website, then you've got to show up.