Oct 22 2013
OLY Class tonight at 7:30p
How do you gauge how good you are at CrossFit? Let me give you the short answer – are you having fun? Not what you were expecting was it? Here’s the thing: CrossFit is really hard both mentally and physically. If we look solely at our WOD performance, our ability to qualify for Regionals, how we do in a local competition, how we compare to another athlete at the box, or even if we PR I can tell you with absolutely certainty that you are a “bad” CrossFitter given some or all of those benchmarks.
Even your ability to hit a PR is not a great indicator of how you’re doing in CrossFit. Think about it – if you PR all the time but you dread coming to the gym what’s the point in the long run?
I was running at that point when I injured myself earlier this year. I did WODs and lifts because I “had” to and it was miserable. After taking 3 and a half months off recovering I came back WANTING to do WODs. Why? Because they’re fun.
Now another six months down the road and I still think of WODDING like this – am I having fun? If I’m tired and had a rough couple of days I don’t stress about skipping the WOD and just hitting the lift. If I miss a PR on a lift, oh we;; just not my day. Maybe I need to take a day or two rest. Maybe I need to do another activity like cycling, swimming, hiking, (almost never) running, or whatever just to change it up a little.
Then come back to CrossFit to have a some FUN on a cool WOD. PRs, progress, victory, fame and glory will all follow in due time if you focus on the fun.
25-20-15-10-5 Thrusters (95/65)
50-40-30-20-10 Double Unders
– Rest 3 Min –
Hang Power Clean (95/65)
Lateral Burpee over the bar
High Bar Back Squat
5×3 90% of 1RM
– No Front Squat –