There’s one thing I know about CrossFit- it’s hard.
Oddly enough, that’s exactly why I’ve been at it for the last 6 years. If it were easy, if I didn’t have a ton of things to work on and get better at, I might have stopped long ago. It seems like every time I turn around, I’ve got another skill to learn, another level of strength to attain, and another gear that I hadn’t known was there.
You guys know what I’m talking about. Just when you get comfy- BAM- let’s go heavier, let’s go full range of motion, let’s practice skills. When you think you’ve arrived and it’s all over, think again. The workouts don’t get easier as you get stronger and more conditioned, they hurt just as bad (if not more). The only good thing about getting better at Fran is you can make it stop faster.
That said, you’ve got to pick your battles. If you’re needing more strength (and who doesn’t) then maybe you should scale up and shorten the metcons. If you’re already a beast, then maybe it’s time for another skill (butterfly pull ups). Or maybe it’s just time to get an UNBROKEN mentality. As in, “I’m not going to set this bar down or come off the bar till I’m done.”
I don’t know where you fall in this but I can tell you this- if you PICK YOUR BATTLE and then commit to FIGHT LIKE MAD– good things will happen, my friend. Our commitment to you, the CFW athlete, is to bring out your best. I, for one, can’t wait to see it!