Malcolm Gladwell, in his book Outliers, talks about the secret to success in any undertaking is putting in the time to practice, whether it be sports, art, business, or whatever you wish to master. How much time? Try 10,000 hours! If you want to master a skill or an art, according to Gladwell, you need to put in 10,000 hours of practice. When you think about it, the idea makes sense, and Gladwell even offers a few notable examples including an Olympic Gold medalist swimmer and a world-class violinist.
Are you willing to devote the hard work and time necessary to master a skill?
1RM Front Squat
AMRAP 10 minutes of:
10 Kettlebell Front Squat
10 Kettlebell Swings
Posted by Zareh.
I read once that it takes 10,000 hours of repetition or practice to master a movement. I had the pleasure of observing the CrossFitLA - CrossFit Kids program yesterday in action. A spirited young lady, approximately seven or eight years of age, displayed beautiful form on overhead squats, broad jumps, and rowing. I joked with her coach that if I had started started overhead squatting at that age, I would be an Olympic Champion today! We hear that it is "never too late to start", and while that is true, I want to make it clear that it is also never too soon to start! Don't look at a CrossFit workout and say "I'm not ready for that." One of the great aspects of CrossFit is it's scalability for men and women (and even kids) of all ages and fitness levels. So, if you've heard about CrossFit and are a bit apprehensive about your ability to get started, just give us a call and we'll help you do it the right way.
Posted by Zareh.