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BEASTMODE

BEASTMODE

Athlete with beastmode shirt on finishes in dead last in 915 am class.

I like to wear eat fucking faces shirts, and kill everything, but I really struggle with bodyweight movements explains Joe. These Mom's at the 915 class may be better than me at bodyweight movements, but I can deadlift way more than they can. They don't know how to go beastmode.  

Crossfit is constantly varied. Life isn't. just think about that one. When are we ever going to see pullups in real life...never that's when. 


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Eat The Fucking Cake.

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