Let’s be honest, there’s something to be said about the way you feel when you hit a new PR in CrossFit. Am I right or am I right?
You work so hard to lift a heavier load, crush a time on a benchmark WOD or squish out one more rep in the allotted time. But then what? A quick tweet or Facebook post with a “Yay me!” Lame-o! We’re living in a very docile part of the World and from what I see, emotions are getting more and more watered down. Well water down no more!
It’s time to celebrate the little wins in life with the largest, loudest and most obnoxious fanfare possible…
Introducing the “PR Dance”
While at The CrossFit Games, Christie and I had a great conversation with Jason Noel who suggested the part that CrossFit seems to be missing is a celebratory gesture at the end of an epic WOD. Football has a touchdown dance, well, CrossFit needs a #PRDance. (Thanks for the inspiration and idea Jason)
Be sure to post your own PR Dances via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc… and tweet me at @daimanuel your best PR Dance moves using Hashtag #PRDance
Here’s this morning’s PR Dances from Studeo55 CrossFit in Vancouver
History of the “Touchdown Dance”
For some inspiration check out the following “top 10″ video of memorable Touchdown celebrations – enjoy!
[sws_blockquote_endquote align="right" cite="Wikipedia" quotestyle="style02"] The “touchdown spike”: New York Giants wide receiver Homer Jones is credited as the first player to throw the ball into the field at his feet after scoring a touchdown. He first did this move in 1965, calling it a “spike”, and it is said to be the origin of post-touchdown celebrations. A few years later in 1969, Elmo Wright, a junior wide receiver for the University of Houston, began celebrating his touchdown receptions with a ‘celebratory’ end zone dance. In his rookie year with the Kansas City Chiefs, he caught a touchdown pass in a game on Oct. 24, 1971, against the Washington Redskins and celebrated with what some believe was the first end zone dance in NFL history. [/sws_blockquote_endquote]