Oh man, CrossFit hurts. You'll have burtterflies before your workout (seriously, I still get butterflies before workouts), your muscles will burn during the workouts, and you'll be sore after the workouts. But you're doing CrossFit for a reason and you're ready and willing to push past some temporary discomfort to get what you want.
Or maybe you're just not down for a little bit of pain. Maybe you push a little in the workouts, enough to get a good sweat, but once the burning starts you pull back a little. Maybe you've gotten good enough at pacing your workouts that you can set "hard enough" goals for yourself and avoid really putting yourself in that red zone. And maybe because of that you aren't really getting the body or fitness you're looking for.
You will only progress if you're willing to push for more. Settling for enough won't get you what you're looking for, and pulling away when it hurts isn't pushing yourself. So next time that little voice in your head says "sweet, I know how to pace this" tell it to shut up and go earn some pain.
A. Max set handstand push ups or handstand hold
B. AMRAP 20:
40 double unders
30 box jumps (24/20)
20 handstand push ups
10 calorie row
Posted by Armen.