Archive for October 29, 2009

Want Optimal Performance……Work on your Weakness!

Posted in Crossfit Philosophy on October 29, 2009 by Crossfit Sioux Falls

Here's Rob Killing it at the CrossFit Total Saturday!

In order to be the best “all around” Athlete we need to work on being great at a lot and not phenominal in just one area. This usually entails working on the exercises we dislike or are not the best at the most often.

When I first started CrossFit, I did not have the luxury of working out at a box, so off to the globo gym I went. Everyday, I would go to several CrossFit websites and go through all the WOD’s till I found the one that I liked best; i.e the exercises that I really excelled in. I was getting a great workout, but I wasn’t working to my full potential.

Although I hate to admit this, even when we opened CrossFit in Sioux Falls I would skip the WOD’s that had weightlifting or any exercises that I felt I wasn’t good at or didn’t like. I was so focused on my times on the board and “getting bigger” that I stuck to what I was good at, and was not excelling. I was watching members all around me improving leaps and bounds, while I just sat back and stayed the same!

The moment that really opened my eyes was when I did my first pullup without a band! I was shocked and not only could I do it, but I did ten in a row! I didn’t want to sit back any longer so I started to lift more weight and I would come to every single WOD, whether I liked it or not! To my amazement, not only was I stronger, faster, and improving all around I even dropped weight ( so much for the myth that women who lift get bigger)! I have changed my focus and by doing this my times are better, I feel better about my workouts, and I am able to do things I never thought were possible for me to do!

The greatest accomplishment is to do a WOD with recommended weight, no bands, off your knees etc… and kill it!!! It is something that no one can take away from you!

So I challenge you CrossFitters to focus on improving in all areas, working on your weakness, and not picking and choosing. You will see tremendous results!!!

What weakness do you want to work on?

Written by:
Annie Mello

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Oct 29