Archive for April 16, 2010

Do you attack your weaknesses, or do your weaknesses attack you?

Posted in Crossfit Philosophy, CrossFit Workouts, Members on April 16, 2010 by Crossfit Sioux Falls

I once had a coach tell me, “Spend 70% of your time refining and perfecting your strengths, spend the other 30% improving weaknesses.” I completely agree, an athlete should stick to his/her guns and do what makes them effective at that specific sport or activity. But what about the rest of us who don’t have that specific set of demands or tasks? What about those of us that need to be ready for anything (for life)?

The great thing about CrossFit is that it will (sooner or later) find your weaknesses and (without doubt) attack them. If a person only did what they enjoyed or what they were good at, they would never grow or improve; they would become stagnant.
Remember the list of 10 general skills? :
endurance, stamina, strength, power, flexibility, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy…

Knowing that the goal is to become as able in all ten as possible, where are you weak? And, more importantly, what are you doing to fix that? Improving weaknesses not only makes you more well-rounded and prepared for everything, but could also help to improve your strengths as well…

Don’t talk about It, be about It,