Tuesday, September 03, 2013
I Want It All!
Every now and then I get really frustrated with CrossFit. It's because I want to be able to do everything - NOW! I don't want to go through the progressions in my pull ups and push ups, I want to do it without assistance. I want to lift heavy shit. I want to be GOOD!
I get a little cranky with the coaches when they talk me into scaling. I feel like I'm making no progress. I understand what they are saying ... doing high volume with assistance will get me stronger for CrossFit in the long run. It's better if I do 20 pull ups with a band than to struggle doing 5 or 6 without but I'm impatient ... as Freddy sang, "I want it all and I want it now!" I've been CrossFitting for a year and I'm still scaling a lot of things. Okay, if I look back I started with jumping pull ups and I'm now on the orange band (which is the last band before unassisted) so, yes, I have progressed but, still ....
I sometimes think it is a good thing that I want to improve as it pushes me harder. My pull ups and push ups in our modified Cindy were really strong today because I want to prove that I can do these things and as a result I got a fairly good score. I guess that means the coach was right - again! I just need to learn patience.