CrossFit may be the coolest community around, but it’s still not perfect, as Cindy points out below even CrossFitter’s sin. Maybe it’s our ability to recognize our mistakes that makes us so cool, so different.
The following is authored by: Cindy Young
No matter what you believe or where you draw your faith from, the words that represent the Seven Deadly Sins can strike a chord within your soul. As I sat and wrote each one out I realized with complete honesty that within my journey of “finding myself” I have had experienced all of them, and not just in and out of CrossFit
EVNY…How many times have you allowed yourself to say these words, “If I just looked like her,”
“If only I could move weight like him.” Get those thoughts out of your head they are only there to forgive ourselves for not putting in the work we need to get to where we want. You are where you because of the work you have done, bad and good.
ANGER… Anger is a roadblock; it’s going to prohibit you from reaching your destination. Anger produces inability. It is okay to get pissed at the bar we all do but that is where it stops. Trying to improve yourself with a chip on your shoulder is sort of like washing your car in the rain.
GLUTTONY…More is not always better. When you feel that you are entitled to food, material items, or attention you are living in a world of excess. Learning the difference between “needing” and “wanting” is vital to your success. You “need” to eat to fuel your body…you “want” to eat pizza….two completely different things.
SLOTH…We are all given one body to work with. When you take for granted the health of your body you are guilty. Guilty of thinking that no matter how your treat your body it will always be there. One of the greatest acts of thanks for life is treating your body with respect.
GREED…Keep your intentions pure. Collect abilities and not praise. Share your knowledge with your fellow athletes to help make them better.
LUST… This is doing what feels good instead of doing what we should be doing. It feels good to draw from your strengths, what you should be doing is fighting through your weaknesses. Doing things because it “feels good” is childish excuse of not pushing through the pain to reach your potential. Finding your self-control
PRIDE…When our thoughts of how great we are come before our moments of greatness, that is when pride wins. Sometimes the thought of swallowing nails is easier than the thought have having to swallow our pride. If you think you are above having to be humbled from time to time than you haven’t truly learned anything. Give your pride a rest day and allow your mind and body PR.
1-Hang snatch high pull+1-Hang muscle snatch+1-Hang squat snatch+1-Snatch balance
*Weights and rules are similar to Regional team event 5. Athlete will enter a barbell rotation at the appropriate bar. They will have (30) seconds to complete the movement, with a (10) second transition between stations.
50-Burpee box jumps 24/30
*Rest (1) minute after completing snatch ladder prior.
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