Our member generated blog posts continue with another entry from Edwin Belen. Thanks Edwin!
Let me start by saying that the goal of this post isn't to scare anyone away from CrossFit but only to share a recent perspective I've gained after doing CrossFit for a little less than two years.
I remember when all I wished was to be able to string pull-ups, or be able to do one toe-to-bar, or maybe gain the strength to do one handstand push up. In fact, if I were to name off all the things I wanted to be able to do, it would be too many but I think you get the point.
At some point, I miraculously build up enough strength to do a kipping pull up or handstand push up, and then enough core strength to do a toe-to-bar. But I can only do one or a handful so the wish of being able to do one becomes I wish I can do them during a WOD.
That day comes and you can do these during a WOD but you're so exhausted that doing them well is something that is extremely difficult. The next goal (notice how my wishes have become goals at this point) is to do these movements during WODs with good form and so that I don't have to break up sets as often.
To only make my point a little stronger, my son comes home from college and picks up CrossFit during the summer. He and I have had very similar strength numbers but I challenged him to learn how to build strength from Armen in the afternoons after doing morning WODS. My son started a strength program with Armen and put on about 100 pounds on his total. Guess what my new wish is...
Thanks 818 for great coaching and feeding this continued desire to improve.
A. EMOTM 12 minutes:
B. 3 rounds for time:
20 goblet squats (53/35)
30 kb swings (53/35, USA)
40 double unders
Posted by Zareh.