Cherry picking in our Crossfit world is selecting whether or not you will come based on the workout that’s put out. Athletes “cherry picking” choose whether or not to workout based on their own capabilities, fears, or dislike of movements to name a few reasons. The result is always the same, stagnant progress in your evolution in fitness and as an athlete, as well as hindering the common goal: general physical preparedness! Cherry picking is exactly where you will find plateau’s in your journey!
Common Cherry Picking:
“That looks hard, I’m not going!” “I’ve never done that, I’ll skip today!” “Are you kidding me! I can’t do that!” “Weightlifting? I don’t want to get big!” “I don’t like running, I’m not going”
I challenge all of you, to not cherry pick workouts you deem unready for, uncomfortable with or know you just won’t enjoy. It is in these workouts where you truly gain the most to include mental strength! I challenge you to attack an area you do not enjoy or an area where you are weaker and attack it with positive energy, belief in yourself and a powerful will to overcome that battle, I promise the results are well worth it. -OCCF
Sunday’s Endurance WOD starts this week. Sunday at 9am meet at the box for a fun Endurance class. The Sunday class will be longer than a normal wod and might include hiking, trail run ect! Hope to see everyone on Sunday.
CrossFit Games Open….what is it?
In order to identify the fittest, we invite everyone in the world to compete in the Open. Every Wednesday, from March 6 to April 3, an Open workout is posted. Everyone then has until that Sunday to complete the workout. Athletes have the choice of competing at a participating CrossFit affiliate, or submit a videotape of their performance to the Games website. The Open will consist of five workouts over five weeks.
So if you haven’t signed up…do it! Challenge yourself to push to the next level and see how you stack up with other crossfitter’s from around the region. go to http://games.crossfit.com/ to register. Make sure to enter CrossFit Awaken as your affiliate!
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“When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.”