Short answer, no. While CrossFit is competitive by nature, we do CrossFit as a means of getting in shape and working out. We aren't Games level athletes, we're "recreational" CrossFitters. Some of you compete in local competitions, but those competitions are just a fun way to put your fitness to the test with athletes outside of 818.
On the daily, there are a few things that matter a lot more than what your score/time/scale were. One of those is, did you show up? I don't just mean are you physically present in class, but did you mentally show up to put in work? We all have those days where our head just isn't in it, and we need to be able to recognize those days and accept that on those days our performance may not be the best. It happens, it doesn't say anything about your level of fitness.
Did you push yourself? Did you challenge yourself? Our workouts are tough, but there are times in every workout where we can afford to push just a little bit harder. That could be running at a quicker pace, picking a heavier weight, doing one more rep before taking a break, cutting our rest down a few seconds, etc.
So when does our score/time/scale matter? When we are looking at our own performance in a global sense. What that means is, when you look at your workouts from one month ago, 6 months ago, 1 year ago, all the way back to when you first started CrossFit, have you improved? Have you gotten stronger, faster, fitter? At the end of the day, that's all that matters. Rx, not Rx, it's not important. If you need to compare yourself to something, compare yourself to you.
The 5am crew rockin' one-handed KB swings
AMRAP 4 minutes
4 thrusters (115/85)
8 single-leg toes to bar (cross body, alternating)
32 double unders
Rest 90 seconds between rounds
Posted by Megan