A few weeks ago, we had a person drop in during a workout with burpees. From round 1, it was clear that his gym did not uphold the same strict standards for burpees that we demand from our athletes. Chest to the ground was questionable, hips never opened at the top, and arms did not extend over his head. The situation made me think of the emphasis we place on standards and how clear we try to be with our clients about how important standards are. During every Fundamentals Class, and even in our free introductions to CrossFit, we explain the importance of standards when we introduce the CrossFit Kettle Bell Swing.