It all started from a friend, a colleague, a peer . . .
From being bored with the same routine, from plateauing time and time again . . .
I wanted to get healthy, I wanted people around me who cared . . .

They called it constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity . . .

It's about taking the first step -

It's called CrossFit and I friggin' love it!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Different Levels

At any gym or workout facility, there are always different levels of individuals doing workouts.  I am always floored by the potential that every athlete shows - because to the individual it isn't about what everyone else is doing, it is about what they are doing

To the instructor, it matters that everyone is doing something (correctly and safely I might add) and we are trying to elicit the same response in every athlete.  Workouts become slightly tailored when it comes to skill level, experience, ability, injury, and so on and so forth. 

I like to see everyone doing a workout, not the workout.  Your ability to get to the gym or the box, is my ability to make whatever doesn't work for you, become something that will work for you. 

To adapt and overcome whatever is in your way is your ability to better yourself.  Essentially, it's like trying to find another path to get to the same point.

As we learn something new, our bodies adapt and what was seen as a weakness becomes a skill that we have to get better at, because what is now new is considered the weakness.  I like to think of it all as a bucket list of sorts - mastering never comes to mind, just the ability to perform the movement efficiently and proficiently.

Look forward to taking on new challenges and developing yourself even further.  It's a pleasure to see the progress in so many people so far.  The levels that you have achieved pave a great path for the future.

-Coach Tony

1 comment:

  1. Good seeing you last night Tony, I even enjoyed the workout... :)