In order to be the best “all around” Athlete we need to work on being great at a lot and not phenominal in just one area. This usually entails working on the exercises we dislike or are not the best at the most often.

When I first started CrossFit in 2007, I did not have the luxury of working out at a box, so off to the globo gym I went. Everyday, I would go to several CrossFit websites and go through all the workouts till I found the one that I liked best; i.e the exercises that I really excelled in. I was getting a great workout, but I wasn’t working to my full potential.

Although I hate to admit this, even when we opened our 1st gym I would skip the workouts that had weightlifting or any exercises that I felt I wasn’t good at or didn’t like. I was so focused on my times and on my fears of “getting bigger” that I stuck to what I was good at, and was not excelling. I was watching members all around me improving leaps and bounds, while I just sat back and stayed the same!

The moment that really opened my eyes was when I did my first pullup without a band! I was shocked and not only could I do it, but I did ten in a row! I didn’t want to sit back any longer so I started to lift more weight and I would come to every single WOD, whether I liked it or not! To my amazement, not only was I stronger, faster, and improving all around I even dropped weight ( so much for the myth that women who lift get bigger)! I have changed my focus and by doing this I am always getting better, I feel better about my workouts, and I am able to do things I never thought were possible for me to do!

The greatest accomplishment is to challenge yourself to step outside your comfort zone and try something new. This way you can reach potentials that you didn’t even know existed within!

So I challenge you CPM’ers to focus on improving in all areas, working on your weakness, and not picking and choosing. You will see tremendous results!!!

The O-Board Says…

A: For Time:
5 – Deadlifts
10 – Burpees
15 – Ring Dips
5 – Deadlift
10 – Burpees
20 – T2B
5 – Deadlifts
10 – Burpees
25 – KB Swings
5 – Deadlifts
10 – Burpees
30 – MedBall Cleans
5 – Deadlifts
10 – Burpees
400m Run

Posted By: Annie