What if Beethoven had spent a great deal of his time trying to craft a novel? What if Van Gogh had tried to improve his horrid salesman skills and spent less time with the oils?
Can you truly pursue mastery if you are focused on attacking your weaknesses?
Are you using your pursuit of fitness to more effectively deal with your life? Or are you using this pursuit to avoid dealing with your life?
This question never dies. It pops up in CrossFit circles, even now, in various places around the internet.
"What's your opinion on trainers working out with the class? Like coaching and then jumping in with the class?"
Seriously? We are still asking this question?
What Faulkner, Hemingway, and Morrison might have penned after a hard WOD.
Are you a dropper or a returner?
When you deadlift, do you consider the lift done when you stand up fully? Or do you think the return to ground is part of the lift?
Insist on excellence and you'll find that, very often, excellence is what you'll eventually get.
For one special day, I wrote haiku for new supporters of my Kickstarter project. Enjoy!
No more shit reps.
You know what I'm talking about: the garbage movement that you sometimes do warming up, or when you're close to the end of the WOD, or when you're really tired and your attention wanders.
The mediocre and worse stuff. The stuff you do to just "get 'er done" and be closer to finished. The stuff you do because you just "don't have the time" or you need to hurry. The less than excellent. The "good enough" ...
I'm not just talking about the gym here. I'm talking about the shit reps in your life too. We see them. (And...Read more