Our weaknesses should not simply be overcome but should rather be improved to match our strength.
You are only as strong as your weakest link…we’ve probably all heard this a million times, but have you really sat down to think about what that means?
Think of your ability as a chain…
A good way to asses where your weakness might be is to dive deeper into Greg Glassman’s ‘World Class Fitness in 100 Words’
Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.
Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast.
Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy.
Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.
Now…Let’s break that down a bit…to help you asses/find where your weakness might be.
“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar.”
Is your nutrition in check? Is this holding you back from performing at your best?
“Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch.”
This one is pretty self-explanatory…Strength training. Is Strength a weakness of yours? Do you find you struggle with the weights side of CrossFit?
“Master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds”
Another one that is self explanatory…Gymnastics.. Are finding Toes to bar, pull-ups..Muscle ups etc.. The limiting factor when it comes to CrossFit?
Aerobic Capacity (cardio)
“Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. “
Cardio….Do you struggle when it comes to the really tough heavy breathing WOD’s? All those super high intensity workouts.
So now that we’ve broken it down a bit..Have a think about some of the things that might be holding you back in training.
“ Thomas Edison — ‘Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”