Some folks get all CrossFit drunk on their first sip of that sweetly strong medicine. Still, others, hold their spirits differently, calmly sipping, they build a slow tolerance. Both have the chance for lifelong glory, and as Joel explains below, both have the chance for failure. When your starring at the fork in the road we all come to at one time or another, what avenue will you take? Right now, this very second; verbally, contractually even, just as Joel has, recommit to CrossFit. Guarantee your success today, or fail tomorrow.
The following is authored by: Joel Lyman
I am learning as things continue on that the toughest aspect of CrossFit is the mental one. Doing the work is easy once you commit yourself.
There has been a good amount of discussion lately in posts in one way or another about hitting a wall or hitting a plateau. I think I’m there. Let’s be honest. I’ve been slacking lately. Summer provides me 1000 ready-made excuses for why my diet is shit or why I can’t WOD today. Sometimes the toughest part of a WOD is making it in the door.
There are 2 paths forward that I can see: taper off my commitment, eventually ending it and letting this part of my life fade into a footnote- like all of the other times I’ve failed. Or re-up, re commit and make public my struggles and more importantly my commitment to ending them. So, we’re both on board right now.
I’m writing this today to commit to you- the CrossFitter who has cheered me on so many times when I wanted to quit. The CrossFitter who encouraged me to put more weight on the bar. The Coach who dared me to put the bar down- or else. The Coach who pushed down on my back to correct my still-terrible pushups. The CrossFitter who left me messages on Facebook asking where I had been- this commitment may be all my decision, but almost more than anything- I owe it to you. You all believed in me when I still doubt myself – and you all help me through when I am convinced that I cannot continue on.
On July 15th, it will be 2 months until Back at the Ranch. There’s no better time to commit ourselves to Paleo eating, and frequent WODding. So, until “BATR”, I will be eating 100% Paleo and WODding at least 4x a week. Join me.
*Alternate kipping and strict
**Add a deficit if you can achieve more than (8) unbroken reps as is.
*Accumulate three minutes in as many sets as it takes
1-Snatch balance+1-Stall hang squat snatch+1-Snatch
*Rest (60) seconds between efforts.
*Work on something you suck at for (10) minutes.
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