Dream Bigger and Become Better

by Jennifer Hudy on April 21, 2014

in CrossFit

While there are probably hundreds of lessons that I could pull from my Crossfit experiences thus far, I think one main lesson that Crossfit can teach us is that, “Patience is a virtue,” one of the many wise quotes that my dad used to always say, but one that I often to have to remind myself.

When you are new to Crossfit, there are so many things to learn, so many movements that you have never done before, and so much progress to be made. PRs come quickly and often, as your efficiency and confidence builds, making the once-extremely awkward movements slightly more comfortable. You become comfortable kicking yourself up against a wall for a scaled HSPU or the kip finally clicks and you finally add a pull-up or toes-to-bar to your Crossfit resume. You learn mixed grip on the deadlift, or hook-grip on your Olympic lifts. You finally realize what fast elbows are and understand what it means to ‘get under the bar.’ But not long after this initial peaking, eventually we fall into a plateau. No longer are we PRing every day, nor are we all of a suddenly stringing more double-unders or pull-ups than ever or cranking out HSPU or pistols or MUs like old news.

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