40 Best Greg Glassman Quotes [CrossFit]

Greg Glassman is the co-founder of CrossFit alongside Lauren Jenai. CrossFit which was introduced as a fitness regime has now gained quite some popularity and is now played as a competitive sport. Glassman introduced CrossFit in 2000. It was introduced as a strength and conditioning program. Greg Glassman started as a gymnast. The idea of ‘Jack of all trades, master on none’ inspired him to the development of a regime incorporating various gym and fitness-related sports and activities into a model using high intensity to achieve strength and conditioning, today known as CrossFit. Today, Greg Glassman name holds goodwill so strong amongst the fan of this sport, his thoughts and ideas sell strong and motivate many. These quotes by Greg Glassman are a compilation of all what he has to say about the sport of CrossFit and the importance of fitness in life. These Greg Glassman quotes are sure to give you a change in perspective and motivate you.


I’m a fitness whore, I don’t care how you feel, only about performance.


Functional strength is the successful application of force along productive lines.


No brain, no pain.


We exist on the margins of decrepitude.


Performance is directly correlated with intensity. Intensity is directly correlated with discomfort.


We fail at the margins of our experience.


CrossFit is open-source fitness technology.


Just keep track of retrograde performance, how you feel is irrelevant.


Modulate effort to sustain intensity.


Endurance is not a quality independent of the modality.


Hiding from your weaknesses is a recipe for incapacity and error.


Fitness is a hedge against sickness.


Don’t eat anything with a label on it.


It’s amazing how many things you can’t do that you find no need for.


If you don’t plan your breaks, nature will plan them for you.


Training for a fight by running twenty minutes every day makes perfect sense if you plan on running away from your opponent and know you will be getting a ten minute head-start.


We have a profound distrust, dislike and lack of need for things about which we know nothing.


This is sport, not vanity.


We have whiteboards instead of mirrors for looking at your sorry ass.


An athlete diminished by excessive aerobic training is slow and weak. At CrossFit we call that state, ‘spun-down’.


Stick to the basics and when you feel you’ve mastered them it’s time to start all over again, begin anew – again with the basics – this time paying closer attention.


There is no single sport or activity that trains for perfect fitness. True fitness requires a compromise in adaptation broader than the demands of most every sport.


Squat, jump, climb, throw, lift.


No, it doesn’t ever get any easier. You wouldn’t want it to either.


Farther, longer is not fitter, is not healthier.


A strength and conditioning regimen devoid of gymnastics practice and skills is deficient.


Blur the distinction between strength training and metabolic conditioning for the simple reason that nature’s challenges are typically blind to the distinction.


Reserve the long slow distance work for recreational breaks from your regular training regimen.


Few understand the overwhelming importance of anaerobic exercise to general fitness.


The ultimate strength and conditioning facility is your own garage-gym.


I wish I knew how you could overstate the value of the deadlift.


Just because you’re 250 pounds doesn’t excuse or exempt you from needing 25 pull-ups.


Clear out your garage and turn it into a gym. There’s no home improvement you can make that’ll benefit you more.


Be impressed by intensity, not volume.


Have fun screwing up…it means you are removing your ego from the problem.


We are practicing not weightlifting but commitment. Commitment spawns success. Only by redoubling our efforts do we best succeed. Expecting success to motivate our efforts is the loser’s gambit.


The magic is in the movement, the art is in the programming, the science is in the explanation, and the fun is in the community.


Work capacity is to fitness what location is to real estate.


Here’s the deal. To advance your fitness, nothing will be more efficient, more effective, a better spend of your time than to chase headlong at the thing that you most don’t want to see come out of the hopper.


That’s where you need to be; that’s what you need to be focused on. Find out what it is you don’t want to see in a competition with your peers and spend time on it, until….you want to see it come out. Then stop and pick the next thing you don’t want to see.


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