Patience and Persistence

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Even the mighty Amundson struggled to learn all the movements in CrossFit and don’t you believe anything different.

Nothing comes quickly. A lot of CrossFit is hard. This stuff takes time to learn. You have to give your body the time and and patience to learn the movements. Take the clean and jerk, for example. It is an Olympic event. You are not going to learn an Olympic event in a couple practices. All the time I see people frustrated with themselves because they can’t do a movement the way they expect themselves to. Kipping, of course, is a big one. Think back to when you learned how to ride a bike, or drive a stick shift, or (we are in Santa Cruz) surf. None of those movements were mastered at first whack, but now you just do them without even thinking. So relax. Being tense and frustrated never helps. You will get this stuff. You will master the movements, I promise. But it may not be today or even tomorrow. Have patience and persist. Keep coming to class. Keep trying.

Workout:

As Many Rounds As Possible in 15 Minutes:

5 Chest-to-bar Pullups

2 High Box Jumps 44/33″

1 Clean or Snatch 85# 1RM

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