Breaking Thru Barriers

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 19:21
Wednesday, December 21 2011

-Stolen Posts Alert-

Here is a post from a fellow Crossfitter in Santa Cruz, CA.

I share this mainly because of the highlighted(mine) sentence.  CrossFit more than anything else I've come across, shatters beliefs of our own limitations both physically and mentally.  In WOD's we all push ourselves beyond what we thought we were capable of enduring and come thru the other side exhausted, beat up and, in the end proud that we finished!....  After slowly stepping thru the progressions of movements we once thought were impossible for us, we wake up to find that these same movements are now second nature and wondering how we ever thought we couldn't do it.

CrossFit doesn't only get you in the best physical condition of your life, it breaks down physical and mental barriers that carry over to all aspects of your life.  We stop saying "I can't" and start asking "How do I" with things that challenge us everyday.......

Here's the Post.

The amalgamation of the various sporting elements which make up CrossFit has tested both my mental fortitude and physical aptitude more than any other sport I've tried - perhaps with the exception of boxing. However, much like boxers, we CrossFitters also wage a solitary and timed battle consisting of stamina, strength, power, agility, and sheer will.  There are no teammates to pick up for your slack, or timeouts to regain composure, or halftimes to recover.  Each workout is a test of one’s ability to confront and overcome the unknown.  We often finish “gassed”or “spent”, but at the same time content that we conquered another grueling session. It seems the more WODs we complete, the more our preconceived notions of our physical limitations dissipate like the illusions that they truly are.
This is why I love CrossFit. This is why I keep coming back: for the psychological challenge it introduces. To get better we all have a duty to break weak physical barriers down with relentless willpower; to dial into that "zone" each and every time we walk through the doors of CFSC, ready to defeat another WOD; to push ourselves beyond goals, because goals, by their very essence, have limitations.  After each session we should all leave confident that we did better than the day before.  If you are not 100 percent focused with this type of obsessed commitment, and instead just going through the motions, then why even show up? We all have a responsibility, to ourselves, and to our small community of dedicated CrossFitters, to push our bodies, our minds, and each other beyond all limitations.