Friday, April 6, 2012

Just keep trying.

The other day I over heard one of CFD's peeps saying: "I have just decided to give up on ever getting a pull-up."  She was not talking to me but I jumped into the conversation anyway.  I asked her if she had an injury.  The answer - no.  It was just not happening.  I told her that it took me a very long time to get a pull-up and a lot of work but I can do them now.  So, do not give up.

CrossFit is like a lot of things in life, it takes a great deal of work and dedication to get better.  I would love to be one of those people that it comes naturally to, but I am not.  I honestly do not think that anyone is.  Those girls that you see coming into the gym and getting a muscle-up with in a few months of starting... gymnasts.  What does that mean?  It means that they have been working on it their entire life.

When someone says "It just comes naturally to them" they are dismissing the fact that they have been working on that since they were 3 years old.  It is hard work but it is worth it.  That feeling of accomplishment you get when you do something you thought would never happen is amazing.

The other night one of my boot campers dead lifted 400 lbs.  His form was beautiful.  His face showed me that he did not think that was ever going to happen.  But it did.


  1. Could not agree more. When I came in I thought everyone else was a gifted athlete and i was a shlub. I thought I'd never do a muscle up or butterfly pull-ups or put up big numbers. In two years my body has changed soo much. Today I'm the one impressing the new comers.

    I've come to believe Steady Work + Steady Nutrition = Steady Adaptation. And Steady Adaptation + Time = Major Change.

    400# DL!!! Jeez. BCers are steping it up.

  2. It's so awesome that you are doing this now. I watched the games last year and was in awe of the women's competition. Totally impressive.