The scale is just a number

14
Jun

The scale is just a number

Warning – incoming rant.

I was walking by a local gym last week and saw the picture below in their window. I actually did a double-take, because I didn’t believe what I saw.

Let me tell you this – the scale DOES NOT determine your happiness. There are a lot of things that do, but the number on the scale isn’t one of them.

Health, family, friends, helping others – all things that will bring happiness into your life.

At CrossFit Moncton, we will help you with your goals – eating well, getting in shape, nailing your first pullup. But we won’t encourage weight loss as a means of happiness.

*Note – there is a difference between weight loss and fat loss. I’ll save that for another post.

Back Squats
5-5-5-5-5
(all sets over 75%)

4 rounds
1 min Side plank (L)
1 min Side plank (R)
1 min Mountain Climbers

18 Responses

  1. Shawn J

    MOB WUx1
    Group WU MOB

    Back Squats
    5-5-5-5-5
    (all sets over 75%)
    working sets were at 80%, felt heavy
    115-155-185-185-185-185-185

    4 rounds
    1 min Side plank (L)
    1 min Side plank (R)
    1 min Mountain Climbers

    Planks unbroken
    Mountain climbers 35-35-35-38

  2. Kelly B

    Mobility
    WU X 1 + 250m row
    Group WU + Mobility

    Back Squats (Nice sharing the bar Alaina and Elba!)
    5-5-5-5-5
    (all sets over 75%)
    85-105-125-125-125-125-125#

    4 rounds
    1 min Side plank (L)
    1 min Side plank (R)
    1 min Mountain Climbers

    Ended up doing full plank last round as shoulder gave out.

    Thanks Matt. Good work everyone.

  3. Elba

    MOB WUx1
    Group WU MOB

    Back Squats
    5-5-5-5-5
    105-125-145-145-145-145-145

    4 rounds
    1 min Side plank (L)
    1 min Side plank (R)
    1 min Mountain Climbers

    Planks SUPER broken
    Mountain climbers ( I like lifting 🙂 )

    Great job everyone, nice class Matt even that you wrote 4 rds and it was only 3 haha)

  4. MARK D

    MOB + 500m row + Group WU & Mobility

    Back Squats
    5-5-5-5-5
    (all sets over 75%)
    WU – 85# – pause squat – 155#
    185# x 3 sets
    205# x 2 sets

    4 rounds
    1 min Side plank (L)
    1 min Side plank (R)
    1 min Mountain Climbers

    Last round switched to plank.

  5. Stacey

    Back Squats
    5-5-5-5-5
    45# – 65# – 75# – 90# – 90# – 90# – 90# – 90#

    4 rounds
    1 min Side plank (L)
    1 min Side plank (R)
    1 min Mountain Climbers

    Very broken.

  6. Back Squats
    5-5-5-5-5
    (all sets over 75%)
    45-135-205-215-215-215-215
    4 rounds
    1 min Side plank (L)
    1 min Side plank (R)
    1 min Mountain Climbers
    Probable avg 45sec broken planks and 25 MCs – Still needs a bit of work but it’s getting there 🙂

    Thanks Matt!

  7. WU + MOB x 1
    Group AMRAP – 5 Minutes

    Back Squats
    5 sets of 5

    35. 55 Pause Warm-up
    Sets @ 65

    4 rounds
    1 min Side plank (L)
    1 min Side plank (R)
    1 min Mountain Climbers

    Very broken and droopy. Like Kelly, my shoulders were on fire!!

    Thanks Matt. Great job.

  8. Gilles

    mob wux1
    group mob wu
    back squat
    95×10 135×5
    185×5 205×5 205×5 205×5 205×5
    pause at the bottom
    4 round
    1 min plank left side
    1 min plank right side
    1 min mountain climber

  9. Steph H

    Mob
    WU x1
    Group WU & Mob

    Back Sq
    Wu @ 35-105#
    120-120-120-120-120#

    4 Rounds
    1 Min Plank Left
    1 Min Plank Right
    1 Min Mtn Climbers

  10. Shannon

    Back Squats
    5-5-5-5-5
    (all sets over 75%)
    55-75-85-95-100# (25# PR)

    4 rounds
    1 min Side plank (L)
    1 min Side plank (R)
    1 min Mountain Climbers

    Sets very broken up

  11. Angela Steeves

    Back Squats
    5-5-5-5-5
    35# 40# 45# 50# 55# 60#
    (Thanks for pushing me Kevin and not letting me stay at 40#)

    4 rounds
    1 min side plank (L)
    1 min side plank (R)
    1 min mountain climbers

  12. Melanie M

    Back Squats
    5-5-5-5-5
    (all sets over 75%)
    45-65-75-90-90-90-90-90

    4 rounds
    1 min Side plank (L)
    1 min Side plank (R)
    1 min Mountain Climbers
    Planks were unbroken and the Mountain Climbers challenged me(I’ll leave it at that 🤣)
    Last round Mountain Climbers didn’t happen because I had a Charlie horse in my foot!
    Those squats on top of the sprints yesterday.. yeah not cool

  13. MOB WUx1 + Crossover Symmetry
    Group WU MOB

    Back Squats
    5-5-5-5-5
    205

    4 rounds
    1 min Side plank (L)
    1 min Side plank (R)
    1 min Mountain Climbers

    Planks unbroken
    Mountain climbers did not count

    Thanks Matt!

    ————————————

    Oly Class

    WUx1 + Crossover Symmetry
    Oly Class WU and Mobility stuff

    Snatch Balance 5×3
    45-65-75-85-95

    Snatch
    75×3-85×4-95×4-105-105-105-115-115-125-115-115

    Snatch grip Push Press 5×3
    75-85-95-115-125-135

    Thanks Shane!

  14. Trent

    Sub Back Squats for Ankle Mob, so I can do back squats again some day;)

    WOD

    First round of Planks unbroken, 2nd to 4th round very broken
    Mountain Climbers 35-25-25-35 reps

  15. Remi

    Back Squats
    5-5-5-5-5
    (all sets over 75%)
    [WU @95-115] 135-135-135-135-135

    4 rounds
    1 min Side plank (L)
    1 min Side plank (R)
    1 min Mountain Climbers

    Broke planks a few times after round 2.

  16. Matt D

    Back Squats
    5-5-5-5-5
    (135#)-155#-155#-155#-155#-155#

    4 rounds
    1 min Side plank (L)
    1 min Side plank (R)
    1 min Mountain Climbers

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