Archive for May 7, 2010

When Your CrossFit Strong…. There Are NO Limits!

Posted in Crossfit Philosophy, Lifestyle on May 7, 2010 by Crossfit Sioux Falls

Going to the Affiliate Cup this past weekend was a huge eye opener for me. As I watched all the different events I realized some of the girls who looked so incredibly strong were throwing up the same weight as women who looked like an 45lb Olympic bar would be a task. It was unbelievable to watch 95lb women snatch a 95lb bar, or clean and jerk 145.

When I first started CrossFit, I had no desire to lift weight in fear that I would “gain” weight; but last summer I made a decision to myself that I was going to completely sell out to the program. I would no longer live in “fear” of getting better and achieving goals I didn’t think I was capable of! I chose a motto I was going to live by: “Size doesn’t matter” and let me tell you it DOESN’T! Not only have I lost weight since lifting more, I am now running faster than I did in high school, I am doing more pull-ups, squats, and pushups (body weight calisthenics) that I ever thought possible, all because I made a choice to become better!

Words can’t describe the feeling of Overhead squatting your body weight, or doing a deadlift 1 1/2 times your weight. It makes you not only physically tough but mentally tough as well! I want to continue to get stronger and have no holes in my programming (basically being able to do any WOD prescribed). I can’t imagine the mental toughness you will achieve knowing there is nothing that you aren’t capable of!

CrossFitters …what are some of your weight training goals you are hoping to achieve ?

Here is a video of some of the bad ass women of CrossFit!

Written By:
Annie Mello