Top 3 reasons CrossFit is for everyone.
Weekly we sit down with individuals for what we call a “No Sweat Intro.” This is a chance for us to get to meet individuals who are ready to take that step towards a healthier lifestyle, ask some questions, get goals on paper, and come up with an actionable plan to get those goals checked off (step by step).
Two weeks ago I was super frustrated leaving the gym because I tweaked my lower back pretty bad. I was instructed by Cat at Results Physiotherapy to not do any weight bearing movements for 2 weeks and then reassess. With the “CrossFit Total” coming up I was pretty discouraged that I wouldn't be able to partake in the workout. This weekend I was pretty convicted because I have not been humbling myself and celebrating what I can do. On those days of disappointment, it is so important to constantly remind yourself of a couple mindsets:
I am not someone who typically lives with regrets. From mistakes I have made to experiences that have shaped me, regret is just not in my typical nature. I am someone who believes that the mistakes and experiences shape who we are today. Both good and bad. Both self-inflicted and things out of our control help mold us into the individuals that we are and allow us to teach others from our learnings.
CrossFit has done amazing things for so many people all around the world, but it has arguably done more for women than anyone else. In CrossFit gyms all around the world, women are finding that they can be strong and they can be fast. Athleticism is for men AND women, and this simple truth is making a huge impact.
I talk to a good amount of athletes who finish a workout and say that the workout “crushed them,” but what they are actually saying is “I didn’t do well in that workout” or “everyone did better than me today.” I know this because I do it just as much as everyone else, but how should we change our frame of mind to turn hard days into encouraging days that help us move forward?
Strength can be a tricky thing. To some people strength seems to come more naturally, while others have to work hard all five training days per week in order to see strength increases. No matter which category you are in, there are a few things you can do outside of the gym to increase strength.
As coaches, we continually push each of you to improve form and technique, while also encouraging you to hold a high quality of movement standards. Though the push-up is a simple bodyweight movement, it is a very difficult movement to maintain the correct positions on throughout the movement. Oftentimes positions are compromised due to a lack of strength for proper technique or due to bad habits that have been ingrained over a long period of time.