Important Schedule Announcement: 4th of July (Friday) â€“ 1000 and 1100 only. No Childcare. Potomac CF is closed.Â 1000 and 1100 ONLY on Sat, July 5.
I was having a conversation with a client the other day in which he correctly assessed that what you get out of CrossFit is directly proportional to what you put into it. I’ve rarely (if ever) seen someone come in, listen to what the coaches say, put forth 80-100% intensity and not see dramatic improvements*. I have seen people show up once or twice, get frustrated because CrossFit is hard or they can’t perform the movements as well as they’d like to, skip two weeks, drop in one day, and then complain about why they can’t do consecutive muscle ups.
Yes, CrossFit is hard, and yes, it will require you to step outside your comfort zone for a while. I get it, I really do. Ask Aaron sometime about the entire two months I spent doing nothing but OHS because it was the only thing I was better at than him (ah, how times have changed. Sorry, Aaron.). But if and when you do commit to sucking it up and working on everything, regardless of how hard it is or how much you hate squatting, or thrusters, or whatever, I think you’ll be surprised at how things start to come together. Hell, you might even (gasp!) realize how much you enjoy (in a sick, twisted way) what you’re doing.
My point is this: today is July 1 – if you’re new (or an old member that has fallen off the wagon – I know you’re out there) give me two solid months of hard work 3-5 times a week, and tell me at the end of August whether you don’t feel 1,000 times better. After all, it is beach season and you know you want to look good , so what do you have to lose?
* The asterisk is because dramatic improvements can mean different things to different people — some might want to simply lift more, some might want to lose weight, and some (ahem) might want to win the war of the spouses WOD. Whatever your ideals are, we can help you get there. Stay tuned for upcoming blog posts about setting and achieving goals.
EMOTM 10 Minutes
1 Strict Muscle-Up