THURS 02.21.13 Practice Practice Practice

Practice Practice Practice

By Uran

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”

This is not new information, but it bears repeating: practice makes perfect.

More often than not, you’re not instantly great at something the first time you try it. When you tried your first Olympic lift, rope climb, or pull up, it probably needed some work. Hell, when you first learned to walk, you probably fell down a lot. As a toddler, there was no question of getting back up to try, try, again until you mastered it.

But in the adult world of emotions, egos, and competition, not being awesome at something can seem a lot more daunting. In the gym, it can even lead to something called “cherry picking”, where you start looking at the programming and avoiding the stuff you’re worst at. I’m not judging. I’ve done it before, too.

Deep down, we all know that without practice we won’t get any better at the skills we struggle to perform. So why let the fear of “screwing up” hold you back? Why not channel your inner toddler and decide that continuing to try is a given? You might be surprised what a shift in your attitude can do for your training.

Don’t take on this attitude. Give your all as you PRACTICE your CrossFit skills every day, and you will improve. Don’t just save it for testing days (or games, like our boy AI here).

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Barbell Weighted Lunge: 3 sets of 12-15 reps @3010 tempo, every 3min
B. 5 rounds for time:
10 Overhead Squats 115#/75#
30 sit-ups

And coming tomorrow…BENCHMARK FRIDAY

A. Push Press: 5-5-5, every 2min
B. “Jackie”
1000m row
50 thrusters 45/35#
30 pull ups

1 thought on “THURS 02.21.13 Practice Practice Practice”

  1. Brianne Elaine Verraneault

    Hahahaha – that was a painful video to watch. It seemed like "We talking about practice" was the only logical argument he could come up with. Lol – <3 ya Al!

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