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Feb.21.2012 I don’t want to do that

First Pot luck of the year was amazing, Thanks John & Wendy

WOD
Clean, 1 rep
Bench Press, 1 rep
Overhead Squat, 1 rep

I don’t want to do that

This past weekends It takes 2 followed an amazing weekend at NLI. We had many athletes set PR’s during the last three weeks, but we also had a lot of weaknesses brought into the light.

Just like any high skill set, it takes practice to become proficient at them. This includes practicing the movement before/after class and at home. Just because a movement isn’t programed during your WOD doesn’t mean that you can’t work on it right?

When I first started CrossFit, and a movement came up on the WOD that I wasn’t good at my first thought was “I don’t want to do that” Why?
– It was hard
– I wasn’t good at it
– It would take me too long
– I wouldn’t finish first
– I couldn’t be competitive

I learned that not every day is a PR day, that not coming in first doesn’t mean I didn’t give it 100%. I learned that if I only focus on my strengths, I will only get marginally better, but if I focus on my weaknesses everything gets better.

I learned that the more I practice and force myself to be uncomfortable the better I get. The weaknesses become strengths and I move on to a new movement.

I love competition because it gives me the opportunity to test my skills and shines a light on what I really need to work on. Guess What I’m doing everyday? Double Under’s (NLI)

So what do you need to work on?

2 Comments
  1. I love this blog today! Like you said competitions are great because you not only get to show your strengths but also identify weaknesses and as an athlete/crossfitter you are only as strong as your weakest link. So needless to say I’ve got a lot of gymnastics movements to work on. Bring it on! :o)

  2. i still need to lift heavier

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