Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Reasons Why I Love CrossFit

I am going to cut right to the chase on this one. Another reason I love CrossFit is that you are always working towards a goal!

Before CF, I would go to the gym and workout but I really didn't have a set goal of what I wanted to accomplish. Sure, I wanted to stay in shape and be healthy, but that is such a broad objective. Not having a specific goal made it so easy to skip a workout session. In high school, exercising never felt like something I HAD to do because I was working towards something I wanted. I was constantly active and working out in order to achieve my goals. In Cross Country practice, I wanted to get faster, in basketball practice, I wanted to become a better shooter, and in cheerleading, I wanted to become a better tumbler or get higher jumps. By working on these skills and trying to improve my athletic performance, I was staying in shape while still working toward a desired target.
Me Via
CrossFit gives me specific goals that I want to work harder to achieve. When I wake up in the morning to attend a WOD I know that I am going to get a great workout in, but I also know that I am taking the next steps towards getting a heavier one rep max or finally completing a muscle up. Once you reach your goal, that doesn't mean you having nothing to work for either! You are always working to get better, stronger and faster. When I first started crossfit, I could barely hold the bar in an overhead squat. I can now overhead squat 105 pounds, and I want to go heavier! Yet, another new goal, and I have lots of them.
Having a reason to workout that is not just image or health focused has helped me in so many ways, and I love pushing, jerking, and snatching (not being crude...that is crossfit lingo my friends) my way through my goals every workout! 

What are some of your current CF goals?
One of mine is to learn to cycle my toes to bar and knees to elbows. I also want to get better at kipping pull ups.

What is something you love about CF?
Number 4 above

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