Every once in awhile I stop and evaluate my progress in life. Am I happy? Do I enjoy what I do, who I surround myself with, and what I do for fun? Do I feel good about my decisions? I’ve chosen to make CrossFit a significant portion of my life, so inevitably I end up reflecting on my fitness choices. If you’ve known me for awhile, you know that I’m almost always struggling with strength vs. fitness. I love being strong, but I’d really like to look better in the mirror.
Last January when I quit my big kid job, I had a goal to get stronger and look better, and I’ve been trying to do both ever since. Unfortunately I haven’t made a lot of progress at either. It’s very hard to do both, but I thought if I worked hard enough I could do it. I just kept pushing it. I eventually sort of broke myself about a month ago and my legs still haven’t recovered. (Maybe I should have listened to Armen…Don’t tell him I said that.)
I think most CrossFitters go through a similar struggle. They get good at CrossFit, then they try addressing a few specific holes in their fitness. They end up destroying their weakness, but sometimes take that specialization too far. Finally, they come full circle, and realize that CrossFit is supposed to be fun. That’s basically what happened to me. I did the strongman thing for so long that I forgot about the big picture.
Get ready to see my name on the whiteboard more often. I’ve been hitting the daily WOD’s lately and I forgot how much fun CrossFit really is!
Part A: 1RM strict press
Part B: EMOTM 10:
1 strict press @ 85% of A
Part C: For time:
db burpees (45/30)
db hang squat cleans
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