I seem to remember there's some kind of Crossfit tagline: stronger, faster, ....something. So I googled it. And here's what I found -- a bunch of variations on a theme --
Stronger, Faster, Fitter
Stronger, Faster, Bigger
Stronger, Faster, Quicker (not as redundant as it might seem)
Stronger, Faster, Healthier
Better, Stronger, Faster
and my personal favorite:
Older, Faster, Stronger
Well, whatever that third variable is, the stronger and faster part are definitely true. I can vouch for it. Here's proof.
Last October I did the following wod:
5 rounds for time
15 dumbbell Thrusters @15lbs each hand
My time then was 25:16. I'm not sure why it took me so long. Maybe because after each 200m run (to the corner and back), I rounded to the backyard to finish each round in private.
Well, it's been seven months since that workout. Today, I revisited it. I did not take the pansy hiding-in-the-backyard approach. I boldly ran up and down the street and did the rest of the wod on my front porch, in sight of all the neighbors (including my next-door friends with their toddlers and kid-cars and strollers and dog), burpees and all.
And I crushed my previous time. 13:08.
I called Superman with my results, but he was in a meeting. So I left a message. Which he couldn't check -- because he was in a meeting. He pleaded for my time via text, so I sent it. He texted back: Holy freak'n amazing! I almost cheered in my meeting!
A. Yes, my boyfriend is that wonderful. For real.
B. Crossfit has definitely made me stronger, faster...better. :)