An oxymoron is a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. What is even more interesting is that the actual word oxymoron is autological ie. the word itself an example of an oxymoron. It is derived from the greek word oksús "sharp, keen, pointed’ and mōros "dull, stupid, foolish”, so it basically means "sharp-dull” or "pointedly foolish”.
Exciting stuff indeed…..
Another phrase that is along similar lines is ‘I’m not fit enough to do CrossFit’’.
We hear this all the time or something along the lines of ‘Once I lose a bit of weight, I am going to start CrossFit’.
CrossFit is a fitness program specifically designed to IMPROVE fitness and health so you don’t need to be fit to start the program.
You get fit by doing CrossFit.
While it is true that CrossFit will challenge the fittest person in the world, our program is designed for universal scalability meaning that we can adapt it for anyone, regardless of fitness or experience. You will be pushed in class but never beyond your limit.
One of Greg Glassman's famous quotes is 'The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind.’
Our youngest CrossFitter is 6 and our oldest is 66.
We modify the workouts by adjusting the duration, number of reps, loads, distances and even movements to ensure that you move and progress at a pace that is suitable for you.
When people think about CrossFit they envision heavy weights, 100s of pull ups and being forced to do the same things as the athletes in the CrossFit Games.
You wouldn’t think twice about going out for a run without having a 4 minute mile so why would that stop anyone starting CrossFit?*
( The above is a rhetorical question...the definition & history of the word is a subject of another post)