21-15-9 reps of:
Clean 135/95 pounds
For this Elizabeth we will use power cleans.
Pistols are a great example of a movement that takes many athletes time to master. Here, Val shows off a pistol during class.
One of CrossFit’s oldest sayings goes like this: “CrossFit gives you infinite things to suck at.”
While we can all chuckle at this saying, we can also all relate to it. Whether you’re new to CrossFit and learned a killing pull-up in class (triumph!) only to find the next day that you are terrible at double-unders – or you’re the seasoned veteran who learns that you’re great at kipping handstand push-ups but strict ones leave you crying for your Mom – EVERYONE can relate to the saying throughout their years doing CrossFit.
But, out of the suck and shot to our egos often comes a determination from the athlete to improve upon a skill, lift, load, movement or technique. For many athletes at the gym, the inability to do something just makes them want to do it more, and they seek out ways to learn to do it. Staying after class, coming to Open Shop, working with a coach 1-on-1, and watching videos of athletes are just a few ways they work to achieve their goal.
But the reward for all of the work rarely comes overnight. Oftentimes it takes a lot longer than they would like.
We want to hear from you. What skill did you commit to learning and how long did it take you to get it? What was your plan of attack? Was it worth it? Post to comments.