Many of you who CrossFit probably first were introduced to it when you saw a video of an athlete doing something 'impossible' or amazing. One of the most important aspects of your journey towards elite fitness is understanding that it isn't a several week goal or a several month goal. Your fitness should be a several year or, even better, a several decade goal! Does this perspective mean that you cannot enjoy your progress in the short term? Absolutely not. You will see changes and make improvements in a short period of time that will amaze you! But, the reason I tell you to consider your fitness a long-time journey is to ensure that you don't fall into the common trap of letting your ego derail your training.
The CrossFit Open is an opportunity to put your training in context. There will be workouts in which your performance expectation does not match your performance output. Remember that you're not trying to qualify for the Games, but you're trying to see how your fitness has progressed since you've first started and what things you need to work on in order to improve. If you have to scale a workout, so be it! Instead of being bummed out about the outcome, look at it as valuable information about your fitness and an opportunity to work on that 'goat' movement.
As always, your coaches are here to help you realize your goals, so please don't hesitate to talk to us about everything you want to accomplish!
All of you who will be doing 12.3 tomorrow, should watch this video!
Complete for time:
9 Front Squats (135/95)
9 Kettlebell Swings (53/35)
15 Front Squats
15 Kettlebell Swings
21 Front Squats
21 Kettlebell Swings
Posted by Zareh.