Hang around in a CrossFit gym long enough, and you’ll start to see some interesting things. Perhaps there’s none more interesting than the post-workout pose. You know, that weird thing you do after you complete your very last rep of your workout or after the last second of the timer ticks away. I’m talking IMMEDIATELY when done. They are completely involuntary and unique to each individual. You’re probably completely unaware that you are even doing it. That’s what makes them so funny!
Which pose is most like yours?
Channeling your inner spirit. Some workouts seem like they require intervention from a higher being just to complete.
Channeling your inner spirit…on a box!
“No. When animals surrender they go lying on their back. I never go lying on my back. It’s a sign of weakness and surrendering. Never lying on my back.” That’s what 2009 CrossFit Games champion Mikko Salo said when asked if he ever lays down after workouts. Intense, right?
Not only did the workout make you feel like you’ve died, but you’re also mimicking the undead’s poses.
Some times the equipment you were using becomes part of the pose. It doesn’t matter that it would take exactly 1 sec to move 1 inch more to the right or left to avoid it completely.
Looks eerily similar to sleeping. Heck, you may have even, if only briefly, actually knocked out a couple of times right on the floor after your workout. This one is especially common post-Fran. Warning: wake a sleeping CrossFitter (post-workout) at your own risk
You just want to be left alone. Yep, some WODs will do that. It doesn’t matter that you’re laying on dirty concrete. Nothing matters really (yep, that’s a person on the ground by the dumpsters).
Your trainers get a kick out of these poses because they are hilarious and because we find ourselves in them too. Don’t forget though that they are also indicative of something much more important. INTENSITY. You’ll only find yourself in them if you went as hard as you could for your workout. Because of that they are also beautiful. To that I say, “homies, keep on posing”.